Economic woes drive Austria to the right
Austria

Economic woes drive Austria to the right

Austria is one Europe's richest countries, yet the hills are alive not with optimism but with worries about the economy, boosting the far-right candidate ahead of December 4's presidential election.

Yes or No: Does France need dose of Thatcherism?
France

Yes or No: Does France need dose of Thatcherism?

After Thatcherite François Fillon won the rightwing presidential primary The Local looks back at a question we asked experts and unionists back n 2013 after the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Fillon wins French rightwing presidential primary
France

Fillon wins French rightwing presidential primary

The conservative François Fillon will be France's right wing presidential candidate in next year's election after beating rival Alain Juppé handsomely in Sunday's primary run-off vote.

Rightwinger Fillon reaches for French presidential nod
France

Rightwinger Fillon reaches for French presidential nod

Francois Fillon, an unabashed rightwinger promising radical economic reforms, is hoping for another clear win over his rival Alain Juppe in Sunday's run-off round of a primary expected to produce France's next president.

Danish delight in World Cup triumph
Denmark

Danish delight in World Cup triumph

A shock victory for Denmark at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne on Sunday.

Danish PM adds two parties to government to steady support
Denmark

Danish PM adds two parties to government to steady support

Liberal Alliance and the Conservatives join Venstre in a new three-pronged coalition.

Asylum report: 8 out of 10 want to stay in Sweden
Sweden

Asylum report: 8 out of 10 want to stay in Sweden

An overwhelming majority of asylum seekers - 84 per cent - stated their wish to remain in Sweden permanently, although only half believe they are likely to succeed, according to a survey.

Sweden’s December set for stormy start
Sweden

Sweden’s December set for stormy start

Sweden is bracing itself for extreme weather all over the country, with the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI) warning of storms, high winds and ice.

Unicef sounds alarm for Sweden’s rehomed children
Sweden

Unicef sounds alarm for Sweden’s rehomed children

Knowledge of the well-being of many children in social care is critically lacking, says a new report by children's charity Unicef.

Youth for change? Not in Naples as Italy vote looms
Italy

Youth for change? Not in Naples as Italy vote looms

One week short of a referendum on constitutional reform on which he has staked his future, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's message of modernising change is largely falling on deaf ears in the capital of Italy's long-neglected south.

Two pilots killed in private plane crash in French Alps

Two pilots killed in private plane crash in French Alps

Two pilots were killed when their private plane, which took off from Dortmund, crashed in the French Alps on Friday.

Swedish Advent ‘less popular than Christmas Eve’
Sweden

Swedish Advent ‘less popular than Christmas Eve’

The traditionally less-popular Christmas Eve service is growing in popularity and is now a bigger deal than Advent, say priests.