The Greens, who are in coalition government with the Social Democrats, oppose the move.
Imagine a post-Brexit scenario whereby Brits will be issued with EU passports to secure the right to freedom of movement across the 27 member states of the European Union.
There is more trouble brewing for the Alternative for Germany (AfD), as it was confirmed the party is investigating a regional chairwoman for circulating a photo of Adolf Hitler, apparently calling for his return.
Trying to integrate in Sweden? A new survey has revealed what Swedes think it takes to be considered truly Swedish.
The competitive kickboxer was allegedly recorded saying he would be willing to mount an attack on the Vatican, which Isis propagandists have regularly threatened to do.
"If love is hurting you, get out."
The driver of a luxury Tesla car showed incredible speed of thought to perform a controlled crash when a nearby car starting swerving across the road.
France is recruiting a new legion of spies, but they won't be like James Bond.
Irish film writer Peter Larkin lists his top picks of movies screened at this year's Gothenburg Film Festival.
Prosecutors in Frankfurt are investigating two people for making up a crime, after they claimed in a national newspaper that dozens of Arab men rioted and sexually assaulted women at New Year.
Austrian prosecutors have ruled out reopening a probe into the death of a prominent Kazakh government opponent whose apparent jail suicide in Vienna had been called into question by a German expert.
Hollande tries to calm the violence in the Paris suburbs while Le Pen is accused of pouring oil on the fire.
Some Valentine's Day advice courtesy of new research from Sweden.
Born out of defeat, initially not that popular and dedicated to a river that's more greeny-grey, the beginnings of "The Blue Danube" 150 years ago this week were inauspicious.
Austria’s Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has said that in principle he understands why US President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
Police in Spain busted a gang who transformed beaten up Toyotas into fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis and sold them on to unsuspecting buyers on the internet.
The restaurant owner told The Local he doesn't often see well-behaved children at his eatery, and wanted to reward the family.
"Faire l'amour not war" - and lots of it. That's the message from French cardiologists on Valentine's Day.
Just in time for St Valentine’s day, the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG) has produced a cartoon-style brochure to encourage people to talk to their doctor about their sexual health.
An elderly German couple have been found dead in Australia's outback after becoming disorientated and wandering from the official path, police said Tuesday, following a record-breaking heatwave in the country.
Sweden's EU affairs and trade minister Ann Linde met the UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis in Stockholm on Tuesday.
The Danish People's Party and the Social Democrats have always overlapped on a number of issues but now they're flirting openly about joining forces.
Falling polls and rebel MPs who want him to quit spell more bad news for under-fire Fillon.
Up until recently it seemed a very safe bet that Angela Merkel would win another term as Chancellor in September’s election. But more and more polling suggests otherwise.
Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, intends to cut more than 5,500 jobs during 2017.
Here’s our A to Z guide to dating in Austria, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
On St Valentine’s Day, readers and contributors to The Local reveal the diverse array of things – large or small – they love about this nation of mountains, cow bells and washing rotas.
This year the carnival opened in spectacular fashion with a water show.
It's another blow to EU-Swiss relations.
Tunisia's prime minister on Tuesday rejected German claims that his country has been blocking the return of rejected asylum seekers including the key suspect in the Berlin attack, hours ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As Germany gets a new President-elect, we've put together a guide on the new man and his new job.
Analysis published on the tenth anniversary of the 2005 riots showed France's poor banlieues were ready to explode once again.
A Romanian woman will appear in a Norwegian court in March to face accusations of having raped a 12-year-old boy.
Only five people have been convicted of terror related crimes in Sweden of a known 34 arrested or detained, according to a study done by radio station Sveriges Radio.
Spain's ex-health minister Ana Mato took the stand Monday in a major corruption scandal, the first time that a former member of Mariano Rajoy's conservative government has appeared in court.
Police are appealing to the public to find a man named Aron or Aaron.
If you are looking for a romantic French film to watch then choose one of these French classics.
Germany said Monday that a summit with Israel planned for later this year had been delayed, with Israeli media reporting it was due to the Jewish state's controversial new settlements law.
The EU and Norway are locked in a dispute over their different interpretations of a nearly 100-year-old treaty.
"Thanks to books, I feel free, dammit," says 70-year-old Luciano Baietti.
Italy must hold elections by next February, but they will likely come much sooner.
A cow destined for slaughter made a last-minute mad dash for freedom in rural Sweden.
Disney has cut ties with Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie after he posted several videos with anti-Semitic content.
Hygge may be a relatively new trend in the UK, but British expat Alexia Kühn has been experiencing it firsthand for over two decades. Here's what she thinks her countrymen could learn from the Danes.
OPINION: Our cognitive bias makes us view Islamist and far-right terrorists differently, writes Swedish researcher Christer Mattsson.
A record number of people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2016, new figures from Statistics Denmark show.