Denmark’s political parties rejected Thursday an amendment to a bill further tightening rules on permanent residency, despite a prolonged campaign by lobbyists.
A Swiss spy allegedly monitoring German finance officials who hunt cross-border tax cheats also ran a mole in a state finance ministry office, media reports said on Thursday.
Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday.
Sweden's parliamentary parties have urged the hosts of the annual Almedalen Week not to grant land to "anti-democratic and violence promoting organizations".
Fancy a concert in a listed property or a centuries-old fortress? A mausoleum or a snow amphitheatre, maybe? Norway is home to some very special music venues - our travel editor Marie Peyre rounds up some of the best.
The French government has rejected a regulation that forces foreign labourers in France to speak French.
The city of Augsburg has finally come to a compromise to allow the placement of Holocaust memorial blocks for victims, which have long been controversial for the local Jewish community.
May the 4th is Star Wars day ("May the Fourth be with you"). In its honour, here's how the Star Wars characters were given a French makeover for a French audience. Que la force soit avec toi.
Austrian ministers said on Thursday that they want to change the rules governing Europe's passport-free Schengen zone so they can extend border controls that expire later this year.
A new digital doctor service offering appointments in English and Arabic hopes to provide healthcare fit for modern Sweden, its founder says.
At least 30 people were injured Thursday, three of them seriously, when an explosion hit a recycling plant for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid, forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, authorities said.
"Language is a factor that can help change patriarchal cultures."
A ringing endorsement for Emmanuel Macron from Barack Obama.
How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.
The prosecution in the high-profile terrorism case of a 17-year-old Danish girl has broken standard procedure to ask for last-minute evidence to be presented before judgement.
For the first time since 2010, the VW Golf has lost its place as Europe’s best-selling car, dethroned by the Ford Fiesta.
French prosecutors have opened an investigation after Marine Le Pen repeated rumours that Emmanuel Macron had a hidden offshore bank account in the Bahamas during Wednesday night's live TV debate. Macron said her suggestion was "defamation".
The agreement ends a dispute which has dragged on for over a year.
"To us, Umeå is more than just its coldness. Umeå is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden..."
The Asian state will open an embassy at the Vatican.
Norwegian oil giant Statoil has announced results of $3.31 billion dollars for the first quarter of 2017, quadruple the profit for the same period last year.
Spain is hoping for a score above nul points in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest by presenting a youthful surfer dude who writes his own music and plays guitar.
It may have given French voters little, but the debate was an eye-opener for language learners.
Germany and Europe overall have seen a "dramatic" drop in bird populations since 1990, largely due to farming practices, according to new government figures.
How was Amazon convinced to set up its first Nordic data centres just outside of Stockholm? The Local spoke to Sweden's enterprise minister and other key figures to find out.
Online retail giant Amazon launched its virtual supermarket, AmazonFresh, in Germany on Thursday, which could mean trouble ahead for its stiff competition.
It's spring in Sweden, which means its 'kosläpp' time – the celebration of the first day of the year that cows are let loose after winter. The Local attended one in person.
These pictures will only make sense if you know and love Italy.
The best judges of the debate, or at least the most humourous, were on Twitter, as always.
A parachute jump near Holstebro in West Jutland almost ended in disaster when the skydiver became caught underneath the aircraft.
The teaching of French at primary school level in German-speaking areas of Switzerland received a further blow this week as the Thurgau cantonal government voted to banish it from the timetable.
UPDATED: The bill will extend people's rights to self-defence, after a homicide charge against a man who fatally shot a robber sparked controversy across the country.
Marine Le Pen's constant aggression towards Emmanuel Macron (who was no means passive) was not the right way of showing the French she was ready to be the country's president.
In one of the first trials in Germany against so-called "killer clowns", two young women were convicted on Wednesday for aggravated bodily harm after they scared a mother late at night.
Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Swedes. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!
A Swiss MP has confirmed that the spy who was arrested in Germany last week was working for the Swiss federal intelligence service (FIS) at the time of his surveillance activities.
Sweden has one of the largest immigration populations, and while it is incredibly welcoming, there are still things to consider. NFGL member Kyaw Zay Ya reflects on the recent workshops on this topic.
Spain will not reopen a giant underwater gas storage facility in the Mediterranean because of the risk that it could trigger earthquakes if it resumes operations.
Taking the world of radio and the lives of young refugees by storm is Salām Sverige…
Here are the best quotes from the fiery evening.
Rome police denied any connection between the man's death and an operation targeting illegal selling.
Russian military build-up in the region means that Danish presence in the Baltic Sea is increasingly necessary, says defence minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen.
A Kurdish journalist awarded an Austrian press freedom prize was unable to receive it in person after failing to obtain a visa, Austria's Concordia Press Club said on Wednesday.
But at least that meant fewer people lost their lives in avalanches.
Several Swedish soldiers stationed in Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission have been injured in a mortar attack.
Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Norwegians. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!
The club veteran will then take on a management role.
The bizarre case of a racist soldier allegedly plotting an attack while posing as a Syrian refugee and several abuse scandals have sparked a war of words between Germany's defence minister and the military.
The legendary Swiss climber was cremated on Thursday at a Buddhist monastery that lies in the shadow of Everest.
Switzerland said on Wednesday it has extended the detention of former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko after "progress" in a crimes against humanity probe.
New plans have been announced to redevelop the derelict spy station at Teufelsberg in Berlin. We look back at the bizarre and secretive history of the site.
Film writer Peter Larkin reviews classic Academy Award-nominated Swedish movie My Life as a Dog, directed by Lasse Hallström.
French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen went head to head in a televised debate on Wednesday night. Here's what happened.
Who landed the biggest blows?