‘I’ve worked in kitchens in asylum centres, but have never tried anything like this before’
Denmark

‘I’ve worked in kitchens in asylum centres, but have never tried anything like this before’

In part two of our feature on volunteers at Roskilde Festival, The Local spoke to organisers and cooks at Sisters’ Cuisine, an organic food stand staffed by women asylum seekers and refugees.

Marine Le Pen charged over EU parliament funding scandal
France

Marine Le Pen charged over EU parliament funding scandal

Marine Le Pen has been charged over fake jobs scandal.

What’s on in France: 10 great things to do in July
France

What’s on in France: 10 great things to do in July

When July 1st rolls around it's time to really embrace the summer. Here's our pick of the best vibrant festivals and events taking place across France this month so you can do just that.

After 11 years of building, half of all doors now work, Berlin Airport announces
Germany

After 11 years of building, half of all doors now work, Berlin Airport announces

Sometimes it seems like the bad headlines never stop when it comes to Berlin’s new international airport. But the airport boss has just made a noteworthy announcement.

‘Stop! This is what lagom truly means’
Sweden

‘Stop! This is what lagom truly means’

Stockholm-based writer and photographer Lola Akinmade-Åkerström aims to give the world a deeper understanding of the hyped Swedish concept of lagom.

Champagne corks pop in Berlin, as activists celebrate gay marriage victory
Germany

Champagne corks pop in Berlin, as activists celebrate gay marriage victory

Gay and lesbian activists waving rainbow flags cheered in joyful celebration Friday as Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage, a victory in a decades-old rights struggle.

Sweden proposes tax change for some foreign workers
Sweden

Sweden proposes tax change for some foreign workers

Does the proposed rule change affect you?

Jihadist planned to carry out ‘massacre’ in Mallorca
Spain

Jihadist planned to carry out ‘massacre’ in Mallorca

One of four suspected jihadists arrested in Mallorca this week planned to carry out an attack in the town of Inca on the Balearic island of Mallorca.

Hopes rise for gay marriage in Switzerland
Switzerland

Hopes rise for gay marriage in Switzerland

Following the German parliament’s decision to legalize gay marriage, campaigners are hopeful a similar move will follow soon in Switzerland.

New high-speed train lines from Paris to Bordeaux and Rennes set to open
France

New high-speed train lines from Paris to Bordeaux and Rennes set to open

The new train lines linking Paris to Bordeaux and Rennes in western France are all set to make their very first journeys.

Danish companies struggling to fill positions: report
Denmark

Danish companies struggling to fill positions: report

More than every third Danish company has unsuccessfully attempted to recruit new employees in the past year, a new survey shows.

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

Danish PM denies internal rift over state loan proposal
Denmark

Danish PM denies internal rift over state loan proposal

Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has denied rumours of a spilt within the Venstre (Liberal) party after a minister called a proposal for a state loan system “socialist”.

Austria was justified in taking Hitler’s birth house from its former owner: court
Austria

Austria was justified in taking Hitler’s birth house from its former owner: court

Austria's highest court ruled on Friday in favour of last year's controversial expropriation of the house where Adolf Hitler was born, ending a long-running bitter saga between the state and the former owner.

Our life as a one-income family in Sweden
Sweden

Our life as a one-income family in Sweden

Sweden has been the best place we could ask to live as a one-income family, writes American Victoria Martínez, who moved to Sweden last year with her Spanish husband and two children.

Simone Veil: French Auschwitz survivor who legalised abortion dies aged 89
France

Simone Veil: French Auschwitz survivor who legalised abortion dies aged 89

French Auschwitz survivor and politician Simone Veil has died aged 89.

Muslim and gay: Activists urge freedom at WorldPride in Madrid
Spain

Muslim and gay: Activists urge freedom at WorldPride in Madrid

The Arab Spring brought a taste of liberty for north Africa's gay and transgender communities, but six years on their battle for rights and recognition continues, activists say.

Germany imposes €50 million fines on social media firms that don’t delete hate speech
Germany

Germany imposes €50 million fines on social media firms that don’t delete hate speech

Germany's parliament voted Friday to punish social media giants with fines of up to €50 million if they systematically fail to remove illegal hate speech.

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities’ sponsored selfies
Italy

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities’ sponsored selfies

Italy's Lower House of Parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a bill which would see celebrity selfies regulated by law.

Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats’ cheese salad with cranberries
Sweden

Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats’ cheese salad with cranberries

Read how to prepare a sweet Swedish salad with warm goats' cheese and cranberries.

Drunk train driver in France skips first stop on route from Paris
France

Drunk train driver in France skips first stop on route from Paris

A driver who was visibly drunk forgot to make the first stop on his route from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand.

‘A great day’: German startup Delivery Hero makes stock market debut
Germany

‘A great day’: German startup Delivery Hero makes stock market debut

German food delivery firm Delivery Hero successfully dipped its first toe into the Frankfurt stock market Friday, in an initial public offering highly anticipated by investors.

Berlin firefighters work to tackle flooding after ‘heaviest rain in a century’
Germany

Berlin firefighters work to tackle flooding after ‘heaviest rain in a century’

Heavy rain has meant that Berlin firefighters battled flooded streets and cellars throughout the night on Thursday and into Friday morning.

WATCH: Elk calf chases Swedish golfer
Sweden

WATCH: Elk calf chases Swedish golfer

Things you don't expect to happen on the golf course.

Britain has been swapping elderly expats for young Spanish workers
Spain

Britain has been swapping elderly expats for young Spanish workers

Britain has been exporting droves of retirees to live out their days in the Spanish sun. And getting young Spanish workers in return.

Fresh Federer ready for Wimbledon history bid
Switzerland

Fresh Federer ready for Wimbledon history bid

Roger Federer believes his decision to skip the clay court season will pay rich dividends in his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title.

Saint Bernard dogs overrun Swiss capital
Switzerland

Saint Bernard dogs overrun Swiss capital

Switzerland’s top dog, the Saint Bernard, is being given recognition by the city of Bern.

Rome turns off its public drinking fountains to cope with drought
Italy

Rome turns off its public drinking fountains to cope with drought

Rome's public water fountains are a symbol of the city, and a welcome source of refreshment for thousands of tourists and locals. But from today, many of the capital's drinking fountains will be turned off, as Italy grapples with severe drought.

Vienna runway can go ahead despite climate change fears, court rules
Austria

Vienna runway can go ahead despite climate change fears, court rules

Austria's constitutional court on Thursday overturned a landmark ruling that had blocked Vienna airport's plans to build a third runway because of climate change worries.

‘Welcome to hell,’ vow German anti-G20 protesters
Germany

‘Welcome to hell,’ vow German anti-G20 protesters

A ten minute walk from Germany's heavily-guarded G20 summit venue in the port city of Hamburg lies the graffiti-covered centre of the leftwing protest movement vowing to disrupt it.

Spain’s dockers end strike after deal with employers
Spain

Spain’s dockers end strike after deal with employers

Spain's dock workers on Thursday called off a nationwide strike to protest at an EU-triggered reform in the sector after reaching a deal with employers that protects jobs but lowers salaries.

Breivik files prison case to European rights court: lawyer
Norway

Breivik files prison case to European rights court: lawyer

Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011 in Norway, has formally asked the European Court of Human Rights to rule on his prison conditions, which he considers "inhumane", his lawyer said Thursday.

Everything that changes in France from July 2017
France

Everything that changes in France from July 2017

Here are the changes set to take place in July in France that could affect you.

Dear Juliet: The Verona women who answer thousands of letters of heartbreak
Italy

Dear Juliet: The Verona women who answer thousands of letters of heartbreak

“It makes me feel good to see that so many people still care about love.”

Germany legalizes gay marriage in historic vote
Germany

Germany legalizes gay marriage in historic vote

On Friday morning the German parliament voted to legalize gay marriage, after a large majority of lawmakers voted for the draft law. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the bill.

ANALYSIS: Charges against Cardinal Pell bring taint of abuse to the top of the Catholic Church
Italy

ANALYSIS: Charges against Cardinal Pell bring taint of abuse to the top of the Catholic Church

Australia's move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse that the Catholic church has struggled to draw a line under.

More babies born in Switzerland than for 45 years
Switzerland

More babies born in Switzerland than for 45 years

More babies were born in Switzerland in 2016 than in any year since 1972.

Man held after driving 4×4 into barriers protecting Paris mosque
France

Man held after driving 4×4 into barriers protecting Paris mosque

A man has been arrested for driving a vehicle into barriers outside a mosque in the Paris suburbs.

Ex-CIA agent to return to Italy to face sentence for imam kidnap
Italy

Ex-CIA agent to return to Italy to face sentence for imam kidnap

The former agent will face Italian courts over the abduction of an imam from a Milan street.

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda hostage victim Johan Gustafsson’s first words back home in Sweden
Sweden

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda hostage victim Johan Gustafsson’s first words back home in Sweden

Swede Johan Gustafsson, who was recently freed after being held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has spoken publicly for the first time since his release.