European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann have said that fences are not welcome in the EU, after Vienna suggested it could build a barrier on its border with Slovenia to control an influx of migrants.
Norway's oil fund on Wednesday reported its worst quarterly loss in four years, as it was hit by a collapse in the Chinese stock market, and big losses on investments in Volkswagen and Glencore.
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka suffered his eighth first round defeat at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Wednesday when he slumped to a 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 loss to Croatian Ivo Karlovic.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday warned against calls by some Eurosceptics for Britain to adopt a Norwegian model for relations with the European Union as debate heats up ahead of a membership referendum.
Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf announced on Wednesday that she would quit after seven years in government, vacating a seat coveted by the populist right party that swept parliamentary polls earlier this month.
Swiss authorities are investigating a former Russian agriculture minister over suspected money laundering and have frozen assets in connection with the case, Switzerland's top prosecutor said on Wednesday.
A majority in the European Union's parliament has voted to stop farming subsidies going towards Spain's bullfighting industry.
Startup success has more to do with the people running a company than the product itself, according to new research. And the man behind the study has told The Local that means Nordic businesses should invest in more diverse, global talent.
A Europe-wide survey published on Wednesday revealed that the French and the British were among the most unwilling to accept thousands of refugees, despite the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Spain's National Court has opened a preliminary investigation into German carmaker Volkswagen for possible fraud over the pollution-cheating software installed in some of its diesel engines.
A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes said on Wednesday that he would not attend his trial in Switzerland because he would not get a fair hearing.
Lonely Planet has named a region in central France as one of the best in the world to visit in the 2016 edition of its respected travel guide "Best in Travel".
A majority of Spanish people feel the country is in a position to accept more migrants, a new poll shows, a finding which contrasts with more negative responses in other EU countries.
A 55-year-old Danish man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday for ending his older brother's life by shoving potatoes down his throat.
An Italian bride-to-be is in a serious condition after falling down the stairs of her home as her financé serenaded her.
Danish travel agent and tour operator Bravo Tours said Wednesday it was dropping the Greek island of Lesbos from its list of destinations because of the high number of migrants arriving there.
The mayor of France's glitzy Cannes resort appealed to the world's movie and music stars on Wednesday to help rebuild the town after it was hit by deadly floods earlier this month.
Spanish entrepreneurs face regularity complexity and red tape according to a report by the World Bank which ranks Spain fifth from the bottom of OECD countries when it comes to starting a new business.
Fiat Chrysler said on Wednesday it suffered a third quarter net loss of €299 million euros ($331 million), largely down to one-off items and recall issues, but operating results improved significantly.
The trial of a man accused of killing a teenager whose disappearance sparked one of Sweden's largest missing person searches has started. A 35-year-old man is alleged to have hung the girl in a barn.
France's prime minister has turned heads in his native Spain, after he suggested that Barcelona football club could play in France if Catalonia declares independence.
Thieves stole a digger in central Germany on Tuesday evening to commit an unusual crime - apparently striking back against speed checks on public roads.
An Italian court on Wednesday rejected Tunisia's extradition request for a Moroccan arrested on suspicion of involvement in a deadly museum attack because he risks the death penalty.
It was the stuff of nightmares for workers at Cairo's Egyptian Museum when they broke the beard off Tutankhamun's death mask while changing a light bulb. One rushed repair job and over 13 months later, German specialists have been asked to step in and lend a hand.
The man who stabbed Cologne mayor Henriette Reker over her pro-refugee views earlier this month was formally charged with attempted murder and dangerous bodily harm on Wednesday.
UPDATED: A majority of parliament wants Danish language courses to include lessons on national attitudes toward sex.
Spain's prime minister said on Wednesday he would hold talks with opposition leaders in a bid to craft a unified response to a Catalan separatist drive.
Fourteen-year-old Syrian Yaman Kafarnawi has wowed Norwegians by learning to speak the language after just 20 days in the country.
From architectural challenges to modern furniture standard-bearers, The Local's Agustin Millan lists the most beautiful and functional examples of Danish style.
Could these eight French startups, chosen by the government to represent France, be the next big thing? The Local takes a closer look at their tech products. Would you invest?
An Italian MEP who wore a Hitler-style moustache and gave a Nazi salute during a debate at which the German Chancellor Angela Merkel was present has been suspended and told to pay a €3,060 fine.
Tensions are mounting at the key southern gateway for thousands of migrants into Germany, with overstretched German and Austrian officials trading barbs as asylum seekers queue for hours in the cold at border posts.
Vienna has one of the most efficient, and probably the cheapest underground train system in Europe. As the weather becomes colder, expect many natives to abandon their bikes and go underground. But whilst traversing the city is easy, navigating the etiquette required en route is trickier. Here are The Local’s top tips.
A person who left a negative review of a Michelin starred restaurant has been fined €7,500 after it emerged the restaurant hadn't even opened.
UPDATED: A group of refugees who refused to get off a bus that delivered them to temporary accommodation at a Swedish holiday park on Sunday are still on board, but could face eviction on Wednesday.
Amanda Bidar Pino and Ali Hassan met on dating app Tinder about a year ago. They had no friends in common and thought they had never met before, but they turned out to be very wrong.
When a policeman in Bavaria retired he made a career change none of his colleagues had ever made before - and it turned him into a pariah.
The 26th Stockholm International Film Festival takes place from November 11 to 22, but it’s not too early to start planning your film schedule. Here are the top Swedish films - long and short - not to miss this year.
Manuel Valls, who was born in Barcelona and is a huge Barça fan, has promised the Catalan side a spot in the French league if the region wins independence.
Frogs that are usually squashed on the roads of western France may have had an extra bounce in their step on Wednesday, after a set of tunnels were installed to allow them safe access to their breeding grounds.
Borlänge in central Sweden has enjoyed more sunshine this October than during any other autumn in history, while Luleå and Umeå in the north are also set to smash records, forecasters have said.
Security was stepped up at a court in Västerås on Wednesday as the trial of a 36-year-old asylum seeker accused of stabbing a woman and her son to death at an Ikea store got under way.
A plan to move thousands of asylum seekers from Italy to elsewhere in the EU is already falling by the wayside as just 90 people have left over the past month.
Luxury hotels in Paris have taken a beating this year, with the January terrorist attacks scaring off visitors and websites like Airbnb stealing away clients. But has the lure of the "palaces" faded away for good?
A map of Middle-earth annotated by author J.R.R Tolkien and found inside an old copy of The Lord of the Rings in Oxford has revealed that the Italian city of Ravenna was the basis for one of the most important locations of the famous fantasy novels.
France's Deezer has postponed its planned IPO, citing market conditions, in what would have been the first music streaming service to go public.
The President (speaker) of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, has threatened to vote against the US-EU TTIP free trade agreement when it comes to a vote before the German parliament, saying that the deal lacks transparency and democratic legitimacy.
New immigration figures show that the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Denmark more than doubled in September and has already surpassed 2014's totals.
Sweden's national bank (the Riksbank) has announced that the nation's record low key interest rate will remain unchanged at -0.35 percent.
Switzerland remains among the worst developed countries for ease of doing business, according to a new report from the World Bank that measures business regulations.
Profits have more than halved at Statoil over the last year, as the Norwegian state-controlled oil company struggles with continuing low oil prices.
Two refugees had to be rescued from a river in Upper Austria after jumping or falling from a bridge and apparently attempting to swim to Germany.
Decreasing Arctic ice and increased fishing are leading to a growing problem of plastic waste pollution on Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, endangering wildlife, a new study claims.
Parts of the French Riviera are on alert after thunderstorms were forecast for Wednesday, in the same area where 16 people were killed by heavy flooding earlier this month.
Update: Austria will build a fence along its border with fellow EU member Slovenia to slow down the migrant flow, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said on Wednesday.
A new report from the World Bank ranks Denmark as the world’s third best country for the ease of doing business.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited coalition leaders to an emergency meeting at the weekend after Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer issued an ultimatum on the refugee crisis.
A Spanish judge on Tuesday charged five suspected former leaders of the Basque terrorist group Eta with crimes against humanity for attacks which killed 12 people since 2004.
The French government won't be sending two Air France pilots convicted of drug dealing back to the Dominican Republic, which is demanding their return after they pulled off a daring escape from the Caribbean island.
The federal government is backing a 2.8-billion-franc proposal to build a second tube for the Gotthard road tunnel under the Alps before renovating the existing facility, which opened in 1980.
A senior Bangladeshi minister accused a main opposition party official Wednesday of ordering an Italian aid worker's murder as part of a plot to destabilize the government.
An Italian court Tuesday ruled that marriages of gay couples who wed abroad can't be registered in Italy, sparking an angry reaction from cities which had defied the government to recognize the unions.
Public prosecutors on Tuesday called for a four-year jail term for the train driver involved in one of Spain's worst rail disasters, in which 80 people died in 2013.
German auto giant Volkswagen booked Wednesday its first quarterly loss in 15 years in the wake of the global pollution-cheating scandal which also forced it to lower its full-year forecasts.
UPDATED: Around 1500 people gathered to pay tribute to a teaching assistant who was killed when he tried to protect his pupils from a sword attacker last week.
A series of suspicious blazes at temporary accommodation for refugees across Sweden is forcing migration authorities to keep the location of new housing facilities secret, said a senior boss.
Norwegian Air founder Bjørn Kjos saw his employees’ attempt to get Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ban cheaper foreign crew as “a betrayal”, he has revealed in his new autobiography 'High and Low '.
As the days grow darker and the Swedish weather chillier, The Local lists some of the most haunted places in the Nordic country to help you get into the Halloween spirit.