What’s on in Germany: July 2016
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 2016

Beer, beach and the BMX - here's what's coming up in Germany this month.

Germany v Italy: battle of hair, towers and two-wheelers

Germany v Italy: battle of hair, towers and two-wheelers

Italy vs Germany is not only one of the greatest rivalries in international football, it's also a titanic clash of culture and cuisine...there can only be one winner. But who?

British expats take steps to secure their futures in France
France

British expats take steps to secure their futures in France

Brits in France are not waiting around for their politicians to ease their worries, they are taking matters into their own hands to secure their future in the country, which is clouded in uncertainty.

‘Over 100,000 Brits’ flood Berlin job site after Brexit vote
Germany

‘Over 100,000 Brits’ flood Berlin job site after Brexit vote

A German job-hunting website reported getting four times the amount of traffic from the UK that it normally does in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Commuters to seek damages from Sweden over ID checks
Sweden

Commuters to seek damages from Sweden over ID checks

The Southern Sweden Chamber of Commerce is collecting commuters' names ahead of an attempt to claim damages from the Swedish state over ID checks in the Öresund region.

French drivers ‘getting faster and paying less attention’
France

French drivers ‘getting faster and paying less attention’

French motorists' bad habits are getting worse, a new study has found.

Spanish ‘Laughing Man’ is back in hilarious Brexit spoof
Spain

Spanish ‘Laughing Man’ is back in hilarious Brexit spoof

Spain's Giggler is back and this time he's laughing about Brexit.

Danes to build new Viking museum in Oslo

Danes to build new Viking museum in Oslo

The Danish architecture firm AART has been chosen to build the new "bold" museum in Oslo.

Man who stabbed Cologne mayor gets 14 years jail
Germany

Man who stabbed Cologne mayor gets 14 years jail

The man who almost killed Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker when he stabbed her in the neck was sentenced to 14 years in jail on Friday.

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover
Italy

Rome’s Colosseum gets multi-million euro makeover

"The time of complaining there is no money for culture is over. Public and private, the resources are there."

Why Spain plays a crucial role in whether UK stays together
Spain

Why Spain plays a crucial role in whether UK stays together

William McDougall, Lecturer in Politics at Glasgow Caledonian University explains why the UK's future may well depend on Spain.

Germany ups Turkey travel advisory after Istanbul attack
Germany

Germany ups Turkey travel advisory after Istanbul attack

Germany on Friday warned its citizens to exercise particular caution if they travel to Turkey, following this week's deadly Istanbul airport attack.

Ten things you didn’t know about gay Paris
France

Ten things you didn’t know about gay Paris

There's a lot more to the gay scene in Paris than just the Marais - so we asked the experts at The Gay Locals to come up with a list of ten things you probably didn't know about Gay Paris.

Kidnappers with chainsaw abduct man in Stockholm
Sweden

Kidnappers with chainsaw abduct man in Stockholm

A man has been arrested after armed kidnappers bundled another man into a van and drove off with him shortly after noon on Friday outside the Bromma Blocks shopping centre in Stockholm.

Italy’s unemployment rate falls to 11.5 percent in May
Italy

Italy’s unemployment rate falls to 11.5 percent in May

This compares to 11.6 percent in April.

Why Swedes are so relaxed about taking gap years
Sweden

Why Swedes are so relaxed about taking gap years

But the French aren't so keen.

Britain and France mark 100 years since Battle of Somme
France

Britain and France mark 100 years since Battle of Somme

It was Britain's bloodiest day of battle ever.

The burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Austria

The burning questions for British expats about Brexit

For expats who have chosen to take full advantage of the European Union freedom of movement and make their home in Austria, the questions about the effects of a Brexit just keep mounting.

When the Village Vanguard came to Denmark
Denmark

When the Village Vanguard came to Denmark

A tale of migration and jazz in 1960s Copenhagen.

How Iceland made Swedes ‘proud to be Nordic’
Sweden

How Iceland made Swedes ‘proud to be Nordic’

Sweden failed to make it past the group stages at Euro 2016. The fans needed a new team, and now they've got one.

Terror as tractor tumbles towards Swiss motorway
Switzerland

Terror as tractor tumbles towards Swiss motorway

A tractor tumbled down a slope and was left hanging precariously over a motorway in the canton of Obwalden on Thursday.

Stalker held in Spain for death threats to Stephen Hawking
Spain

Stalker held in Spain for death threats to Stephen Hawking

Police arrested a 41-year-old American woman who had threatened to kill the scientist as he attended a conference in Tenerife this week.

Austrian court annuls presidential election result
Austria

Austrian court annuls presidential election result

Austria's Constitutional Court has called for a total re-run of the recent presidential election.

Pilots and cabin crew won over Norwegian
Norway

Pilots and cabin crew won over Norwegian

Court rules that Norwegian – and not one of its subsidiaries – should be considered workers' real employer.

Young Muslim takes on state on headscarf ban and wins
Germany

Young Muslim takes on state on headscarf ban and wins

A 25-year-old lawyer has taken on the state of Bavaria over its attempts to stop her from wearing a headscarf - and scored a major victory.

Why Swiss science could suffer badly from Brexit fallout
Switzerland

Why Swiss science could suffer badly from Brexit fallout

The future of Swiss scientific research is in danger should the country fail to solve its problems with the EU because of Brexit, a leading economist has warned.

Spanish exodus at highest level since crisis began
Spain

Spanish exodus at highest level since crisis began

Record numbers of Spaniards left the country in 2015 and their favourite destination was the UK.

Why this Swedish police dog has been hailed as a hero
Sweden

Why this Swedish police dog has been hailed as a hero

A heart-warming Stockholm Police tribute to Äddie the retiring police dog has attracted hundreds of replies and thousands of likes on Facebook.

Eight wonderful things to do in Italy in July
Italy

Eight wonderful things to do in Italy in July

Summer is finally here and with it, a series of unmissable events for culture vultures in Italy to feast on.

WATCH: Comic teaches about Ramadan on flying carpet
Germany

WATCH: Comic teaches about Ramadan on flying carpet

A young comedian hopes his flying carpet stunt can help fight back against stereotypes - by becoming one.

Lower Austrian swimming pool bans burkinis
Austria

Lower Austrian swimming pool bans burkinis

Burkinis (the full head-to-ankle swimsuit worn by some Muslim women) have now been banned from a swimming pool in the town of Hainfeld in Lower Austria - by order of the council.

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination
Italy

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

A New Zealand man was refused a residency permit to move to Italy with his partner, because he was not recognized as a spouse or family member.

Brothers arrested in Spain for promoting Islamic State
Spain

Brothers arrested in Spain for promoting Islamic State

Three brothers have been arrested in Catalonia on suspicion of promoting terrorism.

What you need to know about France’s ban on plastic bags
France

What you need to know about France’s ban on plastic bags

Plastic bags are banned in France as of today, July 1st, although it’s a little bit more complicated than that.

What does the Paris ban on old cars actually mean?
France

What does the Paris ban on old cars actually mean?

The ban on old cars, trucks, and motorbikes begins today. Got questions? We've got answers.

Police raids as tensions mount in Italy’s Chinatown
Italy

Police raids as tensions mount in Italy’s Chinatown

Italian police said on Friday they had raided nine premises as part of an investigation into a Chinese criminal gang they suspect of being behind a spate of attacks on North Africans.

Five facts on Manchester United-bound Ibrahimovic
Sweden

Five facts on Manchester United-bound Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally confirmed his next choice of club. Here are five facts on the Swedish striker after he announced he is signing for Manchester United on Thursday.

Basel suffers wettest six months for 150 years
Switzerland

Basel suffers wettest six months for 150 years

And the rest of the country has been pretty soggy too.

Italy go into Germany clash with psychological advantage
Italy

Italy go into Germany clash with psychological advantage

Italy are now just three games from glory.

Experience Denmark the Danish way – by bike
Denmark

Experience Denmark the Danish way – by bike

The combination of exercise, culture and nature compressed into a small area makes Denmark the ideal place for a cycling holiday.

‘It won’t be romantic. But I need an EU passport’
Germany

‘It won’t be romantic. But I need an EU passport’

British expats in Berlin tell The Local that a week after the Brexit vote they are still stunned - and are considering their next steps.

Del Bosque quits as Spain coach after poor Euro 2016
Spain

Del Bosque quits as Spain coach after poor Euro 2016

Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday that he has resigned as coach of Spain, just days after the reigning champions crashed out of Euro 2016.

Spain’s Rajoy starts talks to form government after vote
Spain

Spain’s Rajoy starts talks to form government after vote

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy began talks on Thursday with other political parties to try to form a government.

Italy and the Netherlands set to share UN Council seat
Italy

Italy and the Netherlands set to share UN Council seat

The UN General Assembly on Thursday elected Italy to the Security Council under a deal that will see the Netherlands take over the seat in a year.

Town ravaged by floods tries to pick up the pieces
Germany

Town ravaged by floods tries to pick up the pieces

July 2nd should have been the start of a new life for Anna Kluchan and her husband. But then the floods came.

First Lady ‘proud’ US might just elect a female president
Spain

First Lady ‘proud’ US might just elect a female president

Michelle Obama said she was "proud" that a woman might be elected president of the United States this year, during a speech in Madrid.

French tourism industry set to suffer over falling pound
France

French tourism industry set to suffer over falling pound

Britons visit France each year in their millions, but for many it may become unaffordable.

Swedish state appeals against Roma register ruling
Sweden

Swedish state appeals against Roma register ruling

A court ruling judged that the Swedish state should pay out compensation to eleven victims of ethnic discrimination, but an appeal has now been launched.

Lufthansa finally buries hatchet with cabin staff
Germany

Lufthansa finally buries hatchet with cabin staff

Lufthansa and its cabin staff said Thursday they had reached an agreement on working conditions, bringing to an end a long and bitter industrial dispute that hit thousands of passengers.

Prince William honours lost Somme generation in France
France

Prince William honours lost Somme generation in France

Prince William was in France on Thursday, where he paid tribute to the "saddest day" in the history of Britain.

Fylleangst: Norwegian drinking culture’s special term
Norway

Fylleangst: Norwegian drinking culture’s special term

Guest columnist Jessica Alexander on alcohol consumption in Norway and the special word for that worried sensation you get after a night of boozing.

Jazz icons kick off Montreux’s 50th birthday
Switzerland

Jazz icons kick off Montreux’s 50th birthday

Two of the world's greatest jazz musicians opened the star-studded 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday.

Update: Austria must redo presidential election
Austria

Update: Austria must redo presidential election

Austria's Constitutional Court has announced that the country must redo May's presidential election, after a challenge brought by the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) against its candidate's narrow defeat.

Ikea opens massive museum in Sweden
Sweden

Ikea opens massive museum in Sweden

Flatpack enthusiasts rejoice: Ikea has just opened a 7,000 square metre museum in the building that once housed its original store.

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Italy

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit

We all knew that a win for Brexit would create some measure of uncertainty but for those expats who have chosen to take full advantage of the European Union freedom of movement and make their home in Italy, the questions just keep mounting.

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Italy

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit

We all knew that a win for Brexit would create some measure of uncertainty but for those expats who have chosen to take full advantage of the European Union freedom of movement and make their home in Italy, the questions just keep mounting.

What’s on in Spain: July 2016
Spain

What’s on in Spain: July 2016

From Pamplona's thrilling bull runs to Europe's biggest gay pride festival, there's no shortage of exciting events across Spain this summer.

How to make a Swedish chicken and strawberry salad
Sweden

How to make a Swedish chicken and strawberry salad

Easy to prepare, this chicken and strawberry salad is the meal you need this weekend, trust us!