Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win
France

Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win

Relief yes, celebration, not really. Not when you look at the stats and see what's on his plate. Bonne chance, 'Manu'!

Macron is president, but now he faces a real battle for parliament
France

Macron is president, but now he faces a real battle for parliament

The "third round" of France's presidential election will define whether Sunday's second round meant anything at all.

Can the new president’s ‘Macronomics’ bring change to France?
France

Can the new president’s ‘Macronomics’ bring change to France?

France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron has an ambitious economic agenda and a favourable economic environment and business leaders' backing in his favour -- but can he bring change?

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France

IN PICS: Just one day after Emmanuel Macron’s election and Paris holds its first protest

The honeymoon period seems to be already over for Emmanuel Macron.

More asylum seekers detected by Swedish border controls after ID checks end
Sweden

More asylum seekers detected by Swedish border controls after ID checks end

Sweden has ended ID checks on crossings with Denmark and strengthened border control spot-checks.

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease
Norway

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease

The Norwegian government on Monday authorised the slaughter of a herd of around 2,000 reindeer in a bid to eradicate a brain-destroying disease.

Eleven dead, 200 missing after Mediterranean boat sinkings
Italy

Eleven dead, 200 missing after Mediterranean boat sinkings

The bodies of ten women and one child were recovered on Monday, while survivors of the tragedy were brought to Sicily.

Danish digital entrepreneurs work under flag of 250-year-old regional newspaper
Denmark

Danish digital entrepreneurs work under flag of 250-year-old regional newspaper

In the centre of Aarhus resides a small entrepreneurial office that works towards rethinking the way online communities and marketplaces are used.

Marine Le Pen may have lost this time but the French far right is on the move
France

Marine Le Pen may have lost this time but the French far right is on the move

Marine Le Pen might have had little chance of winning this year’s French election, by the French far right can already look forward to 2022.

Snow in May? Arctic winds ruin spring for Sweden
Sweden

Snow in May? Arctic winds ruin spring for Sweden

Sweden's weather continues to make a mockery of spring, with snow showers falling in large parts of the country one week into May.

Is Emmanuel Macron’s win in France really bad news for Brexit?
France

Is Emmanuel Macron’s win in France really bad news for Brexit?

Should British euroscpetics be scared of Macron?

Oslofjord tunnel has serious omissions: former lead engineer
Norway

Oslofjord tunnel has serious omissions: former lead engineer

The former head engineer of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration says he is concerned about traffic and safety in a mooted second Oslofjord tunnel.

Want to know more about Emmanuel Macron? Check out his impressive CV
France

Want to know more about Emmanuel Macron? Check out his impressive CV

Emmanuel Macron can now add the job title "President of France" to an already impressive CV.

What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration
France

What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration

There's no time to bask in the glory of becoming France's youngest ever president.

Dog shelter overrun by cuteness after police bust finds 42 puppies
Germany

Dog shelter overrun by cuteness after police bust finds 42 puppies

Police in Bavaria busted a driver illegally transporting numerous puppies in poor condition for sale. Now the tiny pooches are all in the care of a Nuremberg shelter.

Three-man jihadist cell arrested in Spain and Morocco
Spain

Three-man jihadist cell arrested in Spain and Morocco

The authorities in Morocco and Spain have dismantled a "terrorist cell" of three Islamic State group supporters.

German man jailed for sparking Canary Island wildfire by burning toilet paper
Spain

German man jailed for sparking Canary Island wildfire by burning toilet paper

A 27-year-old German man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for causing a forest fire that claimed the life of a forest worker on the island of La Palma.

‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win
France

‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

Here's a look at how France's media reacted to the Emmanuel Macron's win.

IN NUMBERS: How the French voted (and how they didn’t)
France

IN NUMBERS: How the French voted (and how they didn’t)

The headline figure looks good for Macron, but it doesn't tell the full story.

Danish politicians congratulate Macron on French election victory
Denmark

Danish politicians congratulate Macron on French election victory

Danish politicians across the political spectrum have congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and offered their support following the En Marche candidate’s convincing win in Sunday’s election.

Swiss-EU relations: free movement faces new challenge
Switzerland

Swiss-EU relations: free movement faces new challenge

The Association for an Independent and Neutral Switzerland (AUNS) will develop an initiative aimed at ending free movement between Switzerland and the Europe.

No more kebabs: Venice cracks down on takeaway food
Italy

No more kebabs: Venice cracks down on takeaway food

Venice's council has banned takeaway food shops in an effort to preserve the ancient city's "decorum and traditions".

Why this Italian island has revived its ancient currency
Italy

Why this Italian island has revived its ancient currency

On the volcanic island of Ischia, south-west of Naples, an ancient currency is being brought back to life.

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?
Germany

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

The Social Democrats (SPD) have been left red-faced after making a simple spelling mistake in an advert bragging about their educational achievements in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Horror weekend for bikers, as five die on German streets
Germany

Horror weekend for bikers, as five die on German streets

At least five people died in motorcycle accidents on Saturday in different parts of the country.

French elections: How Italy’s politicians greeted Macron win
Italy

French elections: How Italy’s politicians greeted Macron win

A sigh of relief from the centre-left, and resounding silence from much of the opposition.

Swedish refugee centre evacuated before neo-Nazi march
Sweden

Swedish refugee centre evacuated before neo-Nazi march

50 refugee children were evacuated from a shelter in Falun prior to a neo-Nazi march on May Day due to safety concerns, the municipality has explained.

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa
Switzerland

Swiss canton rejects call to ban the burqa

Glarus will not become the second Swiss canton to ban face coverings.

Six-year-old girl dead and two others critical after bouncy castle blown away on Costa Brava
Spain

Six-year-old girl dead and two others critical after bouncy castle blown away on Costa Brava

A six-year-old girl has died after a bouncy castle full of children flew up into the air at a restaurant on the Costa Brava.

Man remanded after two killed in Copenhagen jetski tragedy
Denmark

Man remanded after two killed in Copenhagen jetski tragedy

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody until June 1st after a jetski accident Saturday in Copenhagen that left two American exchange students dead.

Rainstorms and strong winds across large parts of Italy
Italy

Rainstorms and strong winds across large parts of Italy

The week is going to get off to a stormy start.

Switzerland welcomes Macron’s election but stresses hard road ahead
Switzerland

Switzerland welcomes Macron’s election but stresses hard road ahead

Good news... by default?

Emmanuel Macron talks Brexit with Theresa May as she calls to congratulate him
France

Emmanuel Macron talks Brexit with Theresa May as she calls to congratulate him

No time-wasting here.

Barça give backing to Catalan independence referendum
Spain

Barça give backing to Catalan independence referendum

Barcelona on Saturday gave their backing to a referendum for Catalan independence, which the region's president Carles Puigdemont wants to hold later this year.

How the French voted: The maps and graphs that tell the story of Macron’s win
France

How the French voted: The maps and graphs that tell the story of Macron’s win

Here are some of the facts and figures that help tell the story of the second round of the presidential election.

UN defends migrant rescue groups after Italian accusations of trafficking links
Italy

UN defends migrant rescue groups after Italian accusations of trafficking links

The UN refugee agency sprang to the defence Sunday of aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, some of which have come under fire in Italy for alleged complicity with Libyan people smugglers.

Italy’s foreign minister talks peace and migration in Libya
Italy

Italy’s foreign minister talks peace and migration in Libya

Italy's foreign minister has met with top Libyan officials to discuss peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb illegal migration to Europe.

With Macron win secured, Germany looks to stronger EU future
Germany

With Macron win secured, Germany looks to stronger EU future

Germany heaved a sigh of relief after liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron won France's presidential election comfortably on Sunday, but the two staunch allies face tough challenges over Europe's future.

Barack Obama meets ex-PM Renzi in Milan
Italy

Barack Obama meets ex-PM Renzi in Milan

An Obama spokesperson said the two leaders "became good friends" while in office.

The Tuscan festival that celebrates vintage cycling and wine
Italy

The Tuscan festival that celebrates vintage cycling and wine

"It is the perfect marriage between the things we do very well," said the town mayor.

Macron win ‘a victory for European cooperation’: Swedish PM Löfven
Sweden

Macron win ‘a victory for European cooperation’: Swedish PM Löfven

"This is a victory for the French people and for European cooperation."

‘I love this island, there’s no other place like it’
Sweden

‘I love this island, there’s no other place like it’

Former yacht captain Chris Cockfield has travelled the world, but there is no place he loves as much as Öland, Sweden's second-largest island.

Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win
France

Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised Sunday to heal France's divisions after winning the country's presidency.

Joy and relief at the Louvre as Macron tells jubilant supporters: ‘Tonight France won’
France

Joy and relief at the Louvre as Macron tells jubilant supporters: ‘Tonight France won’

The supporters of Emmanuel Macron were elated and relieved to learn their candidate won the French presidency on Sunday, writes The Local's Oliver Gee. But that doesn't mean they think the future of France is assured.

As it happened: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France
France

As it happened: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

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