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Tuesday 27th July

‘Dark day for Leverkusen’: Two dead and five missing after blast at German chemical park
Germany

‘Dark day for Leverkusen’: Two dead and five missing after blast at German chemical park

An explosion at a chemical park in western Germany left two people dead and five missing on Tuesday, the site operator said, but a warning for residents to stay indoors was lifted after several hours.

‘I’m alone’: How I’m finding friends in Italy during the pandemic
Italy

‘I’m alone’: How I’m finding friends in Italy during the pandemic

ANALYSIS: Germany split over vaccine strategy as election looms
Germany

ANALYSIS: Germany split over vaccine strategy as election looms

Tell us: Have you had problems receiving The Local France’s daily newsletter?
France

Tell us: Have you had problems receiving The Local France’s daily newsletter?

Everything that changes in Germany in August 2021
Germany

Everything that changes in Germany in August 2021

What to do and what to avoid if you see a wildfire in Italy
Italy

What to do and what to avoid if you see a wildfire in Italy

Why doe Danes love the Danish flag so much?
Denmark

Why doe Danes love the Danish flag so much?

EXPLAINED: Why vaccinated people in Germany are still getting Covid
Germany

EXPLAINED: Why vaccinated people in Germany are still getting Covid

Reader question: What are the rules for children travelling to Norway with vaccine pass holders?
Norway

Reader question: What are the rules for children travelling to Norway with vaccine pass holders?

‘We feared it would happen’: Oslo sees first death of electric scooter rider
Norway

‘We feared it would happen’: Oslo sees first death of electric scooter rider

How to analyse a Swedish housing association’s finances before you buy an apartment
Sweden

How to analyse a Swedish housing association’s finances before you buy an apartment

French city of Nice becomes Unesco world heritage site
France

French city of Nice becomes Unesco world heritage site

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works
Switzerland

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works

French word of the day: Ramer
France

French word of the day: Ramer

How to make childcare a little more affordable in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to make childcare a little more affordable in Switzerland

House prices in Denmark leap 15 percent since beginning of pandemic
Denmark

House prices in Denmark leap 15 percent since beginning of pandemic

Why experts in Norway aren’t worried about the Delta Covid variant being dominant
Norway

Why experts in Norway aren’t worried about the Delta Covid variant being dominant

Q&A: What you need to know if you’re travelling to Sweden in summer 2021
Sweden

Q&A: What you need to know if you’re travelling to Sweden in summer 2021

OPINION: Anti health passport protests will continue in France, but this is not a new ‘yellow vest’ moment
France

OPINION: Anti health passport protests will continue in France, but this is not a new ‘yellow vest’ moment

French beauty spots limit visitor numbers to protect environment
France

French beauty spots limit visitor numbers to protect environment

Five unwritten rules that explain life in Austria
Austria

Five unwritten rules that explain life in Austria

Spain to fine companies that expose workers to heatstroke up to €820K
Spain

Spain to fine companies that expose workers to heatstroke up to €820K

France issues health warning on ‘aphrodisiac’ honey
France

France issues health warning on ‘aphrodisiac’ honey

‘Not worth it’: German tourists cancel holidays to Covid-hit Spain

‘Not worth it’: German tourists cancel holidays to Covid-hit Spain

AREA BY AREA: Extra local Covid restrictions in France
France

AREA BY AREA: Extra local Covid restrictions in France

Employment, wages and housing: How immigrants trail the Swiss in these crucial categories
Switzerland

Employment, wages and housing: How immigrants trail the Swiss in these crucial categories

How to cheer on Denmark in the Olympics today
Denmark

How to cheer on Denmark in the Olympics today

Where in Austria do all the Americans live?
Austria

Where in Austria do all the Americans live?

German Health Ministry ‘wants to tighten Covid testing rules’ for travel
Germany

German Health Ministry ‘wants to tighten Covid testing rules’ for travel

Italy relaunches ‘green pass’ app to ward off fake Covid-19 passports
Italy

Italy relaunches ‘green pass’ app to ward off fake Covid-19 passports

US issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Spain due to rising Delta cases
Spain

US issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Spain due to rising Delta cases

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

‘Ridiculous and cruel’: For Brits in Spain, UK government’s Covid rules make visits home almost impossible
Spain

‘Ridiculous and cruel’: For Brits in Spain, UK government’s Covid rules make visits home almost impossible

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Provence, Brittany, Corsica – where the French government is holidaying this year
France

Provence, Brittany, Corsica – where the French government is holidaying this year

Lab-grown ‘foie gras’ cannot use product name, says French food producers group
France

Lab-grown ‘foie gras’ cannot use product name, says French food producers group

French court rejects attempt to outlaw bullfighting
France

French court rejects attempt to outlaw bullfighting

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 26th July

Vienna school under fire for sex ed class using doll for children as young as six

Vienna school under fire for sex ed class using doll for children as young as six

A school in Vienna is being investigated by Austrian authorities after a “disturbing” sex education class where students as young as six were taught how to touch a doll sexually. 

EXPLAINED: How to get Italy’s ‘green pass’ without an authorisation code
Italy

EXPLAINED: How to get Italy’s ‘green pass’ without an authorisation code

Tokyo 2020: The Italian athletes to watch at the Olympics
Italy

Tokyo 2020: The Italian athletes to watch at the Olympics

Why do Italian athletes wear blue?
Italy

Why do Italian athletes wear blue?

EXPLAINED: Who can vote in German elections
Germany

EXPLAINED: Who can vote in German elections

Why you need to be careful at Denmark’s beaches this summer
Denmark

Why you need to be careful at Denmark’s beaches this summer

Germany to warn of future floods with phone alerts
Germany

Germany to warn of future floods with phone alerts

Discover Sweden: Seven summer towns off the beaten track
Sweden

Discover Sweden: Seven summer towns off the beaten track

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute
Germany

German words you need to know: Die Merkel-Raute

3G to become 2G: How Austria is changing its green pass rules
Austria

3G to become 2G: How Austria is changing its green pass rules

Living in Germany: Aftermath of the floods, language confusion and Merkel’s last summer conference
Germany

Living in Germany: Aftermath of the floods, language confusion and Merkel’s last summer conference

German pharmacies start offering digital vaccination pass again after pause
Germany

German pharmacies start offering digital vaccination pass again after pause

French local authorities impose early bar closures and restrictions on gatherings as Covid rates rise
France

French local authorities impose early bar closures and restrictions on gatherings as Covid rates rise

EXPLAINED: Will Norway accept Covid-19 vaccine passes from the UK?
Norway

EXPLAINED: Will Norway accept Covid-19 vaccine passes from the UK?

REVEALED: What do Austrians think about foreigners?

REVEALED: What do Austrians think about foreigners?

EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled

Cheap, safe and profitable: Seven reasons why you should invest in parking spaces in Spain in 2021
Spain

Cheap, safe and profitable: Seven reasons why you should invest in parking spaces in Spain in 2021

Switzerland: Can your employer ask if you are vaccinated?
Switzerland

Switzerland: Can your employer ask if you are vaccinated?

How to sell, recycle, or (safely) throw away your stuff in Sweden
Sweden

How to sell, recycle, or (safely) throw away your stuff in Sweden

French word of they day: Riquiqui
France

French word of they day: Riquiqui

WEATHER: Heavy rain and lightning forecast this week across Germany
Germany

WEATHER: Heavy rain and lightning forecast this week across Germany

Spain imposes ten-day quarantine for arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Namibia
Spain

Spain imposes ten-day quarantine for arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Namibia

EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Sweden in August 2021?

EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Sweden in August 2021?

Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in Germany this summer?
Germany

Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in Germany this summer?

Frenchman behind Minitel – the online system that preceded the internet – dies aged 88
France

Frenchman behind Minitel – the online system that preceded the internet – dies aged 88

Handball: Five things to know about one of France’s most popular sports
France

Handball: Five things to know about one of France’s most popular sports

Four million French get vaccinated in two weeks since Macron’s announcement on health passports
France

Four million French get vaccinated in two weeks since Macron’s announcement on health passports

Norwegian phrase of the day: Å møte veggen
Norway

Norwegian phrase of the day: Å møte veggen

Denmark reaches Covid vaccination landmark… but experts warn there’s a long way to go
Denmark

Denmark reaches Covid vaccination landmark… but experts warn there’s a long way to go

Health passport: What changes in France on August 1st?
France

Health passport: What changes in France on August 1st?

Austria to require mandatory PCR testing for travellers from Spain, Cyprus and the Netherlands
Austria

Austria to require mandatory PCR testing for travellers from Spain, Cyprus and the Netherlands

Q&A: How to appeal or claim back fines issued during Spain’s state of alarm 
Spain

Q&A: How to appeal or claim back fines issued during Spain’s state of alarm 

Herd immunity ‘unattainable’ in Germany, claims health expert
Germany

Herd immunity ‘unattainable’ in Germany, claims health expert

VIDEO: ‘We can only hope it landed in water’- Norway hunts for signs of meteorite
Norway

VIDEO: ‘We can only hope it landed in water’- Norway hunts for signs of meteorite

Weather: Thunderstorms predicted for central and southern Switzerland on Monday afternoon
Switzerland

Weather: Thunderstorms predicted for central and southern Switzerland on Monday afternoon

Should Germany bring in Covid restrictions for unvaccinated people only?
Germany

Should Germany bring in Covid restrictions for unvaccinated people only?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Italy expects to vaccinate 60 percent of over-12s by end of July
Italy

Italy expects to vaccinate 60 percent of over-12s by end of July

‘A disaster without precedent’: Sardinia wildfires ravage west of Italian island
Italy

‘A disaster without precedent’: Sardinia wildfires ravage west of Italian island

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

French parliament agrees to adopt health passports law
France

French parliament agrees to adopt health passports law

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 25th July

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse settles with star banker over spying scandal
Switzerland

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse settles with star banker over spying scandal

Credit Suisse reached an out-of-court settlement with former star wealth manager Iqbal Khan over a spying scandal that cost the scalp of the then-chief executive, Switzerland's second-biggest bank said Sunday.

Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park win Unesco World Heritage status
Spain

Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park win Unesco World Heritage status

Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival
Germany

Lyniv becomes first woman conductor at Germany’s Bayreuth Festival

Spain surpasses the UK and the US in percentage of population vaccinated against Covid-19
Spain

Spain surpasses the UK and the US in percentage of population vaccinated against Covid-19

New guide to Paris museums – showing only the nudes
France

New guide to Paris museums – showing only the nudes

Where can tourists and visitors in Spain get a PCR test and how much does it cost?
Spain

Where can tourists and visitors in Spain get a PCR test and how much does it cost?

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?

What does Sweden’s new migration law mean for residence permit-holders?

What foreigners in Norway need to know about Nynorsk?
Norway

What foreigners in Norway need to know about Nynorsk?

‘Draghi effect’: Protests in Italy – but also surge in vaccine bookings after PM’s health pass announcement
Italy

‘Draghi effect’: Protests in Italy – but also surge in vaccine bookings after PM’s health pass announcement

Can tourists use France’s health passport to access museums, cafés and trains?
France

Can tourists use France’s health passport to access museums, cafés and trains?

Germany’s flood zones spared severe storms on Saturday
Germany

Germany’s flood zones spared severe storms on Saturday

Unvaccinated could face restrictions in Germany this autumn: top German official
Germany

Unvaccinated could face restrictions in Germany this autumn: top German official

Five reasons to retire in Austria
Austria

Five reasons to retire in Austria

Can tourists use Italy’s Covid health pass to access museums, concerts and indoor dining?
Italy

Can tourists use Italy’s Covid health pass to access museums, concerts and indoor dining?

Six staycationers you’re bound to run into at these Swedish holiday spots

Six staycationers you’re bound to run into at these Swedish holiday spots

What is harryhandel, and why do Norwegians love it so much? 
Norway

What is harryhandel, and why do Norwegians love it so much? 

ANALYSIS: Why Germany faces tough questions over its disaster response
Germany

ANALYSIS: Why Germany faces tough questions over its disaster response

Tens of thousands protest against Macron’s health pass in France
France

Tens of thousands protest against Macron’s health pass in France

France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ wins Unesco heritage listing
France

France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ wins Unesco heritage listing

Saturday 24th July

Fears mount in western Germany as fresh rain falls
Germany

Fears mount in western Germany as fresh rain falls

Concerns are building in western Germany on Saturday amid further rainfall in the region, just days after the country was hit by floods that left 180 people dead.  

Vatican discloses property portfolio ahead of fraud trial
Italy

Vatican discloses property portfolio ahead of fraud trial

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Unesco adds spa towns in France, Germany and Austria to World Heritage list

Travel: Why Verona should be the next Italian city you visit
Italy

Travel: Why Verona should be the next Italian city you visit

Aberglaube: Eight strange Austrian superstitions foreigners should know about
Austria

Aberglaube: Eight strange Austrian superstitions foreigners should know about

How the New Danube protects Vienna from catastrophic floods
Austria

How the New Danube protects Vienna from catastrophic floods

EXPLAINED: What can I deduct from my tax bill in Switzerland?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What can I deduct from my tax bill in Switzerland?

Switzerland: Which areas are at the greatest risk of flooding this weekend?
Switzerland

Switzerland: Which areas are at the greatest risk of flooding this weekend?

EXPLAINED: When, where and why will you need a Covid health passport in Italy?
Italy

EXPLAINED: When, where and why will you need a Covid health passport in Italy?

Germany’s interior, economics ministries give go-ahead to emergency SMS warnings
Germany

Germany’s interior, economics ministries give go-ahead to emergency SMS warnings

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local
France

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

Reader question: Can I be a non-resident for tax purposes with Spain’s non-lucrative visa?
Spain

Reader question: Can I be a non-resident for tax purposes with Spain’s non-lucrative visa?

Explained: Why can’t people without a personnummer get a Covid vaccine pass, and when will this change?

Explained: Why can’t people without a personnummer get a Covid vaccine pass, and when will this change?

As cases soar, Spaniards keep their masks firmly on
Spain

As cases soar, Spaniards keep their masks firmly on

German floods death toll hits 180, with 150 still missing
Germany

German floods death toll hits 180, with 150 still missing

Salzburg festival hall, a world temple in the sound of music
Austria

Salzburg festival hall, a world temple in the sound of music

EXPLAINED: What are the Covid-19 testing rules for travelling between the US and Italy?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What are the Covid-19 testing rules for travelling between the US and Italy?

COMPARE: Could Spain become the best country in the EU for digital nomads?
Spain

COMPARE: Could Spain become the best country in the EU for digital nomads?

‘We’re incomplete’: Foreign residents separated from parents by Sweden’s non-EU entry ban
Sweden

‘We’re incomplete’: Foreign residents separated from parents by Sweden’s non-EU entry ban

Reader question: Can tourists in Germany get the digital vaccine certificate?
Germany

Reader question: Can tourists in Germany get the digital vaccine certificate?

‘Red’ travel warning across France as third batch of holidaymakers plan their big getaways
France

‘Red’ travel warning across France as third batch of holidaymakers plan their big getaways

Friday 23rd July

France reopens visas to students and researchers from India after three-month suspension
France

France reopens visas to students and researchers from India after three-month suspension

Students and researchers from India can once again apply for visas to France after a three-month suspension of applications due to the pandemic.

Fact check: Will Germany’s Covid incidence really reach 800 by October?
Germany

Fact check: Will Germany’s Covid incidence really reach 800 by October?

‘Stay at home’: Italy issues red and amber alerts ahead of another weekend of extreme weather
Italy

‘Stay at home’: Italy issues red and amber alerts ahead of another weekend of extreme weather

Health passport protesters back on the streets of Paris this weekend
France

Health passport protesters back on the streets of Paris this weekend

European health authorities warn of surge in Delta variant infections

European health authorities warn of surge in Delta variant infections

Covid-19 travel: Denmark changes France, Belgium colours in latest update
Denmark

Covid-19 travel: Denmark changes France, Belgium colours in latest update

How to make a noise complaint in France
France

How to make a noise complaint in France

Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?
Spain

Can Spain really become ‘Europe’s Hollywood’ as PM suggests?

TRAVEL: Germany puts Spain and Netherlands on Covid ‘high incidence’ list

TRAVEL: Germany puts Spain and Netherlands on Covid ‘high incidence’ list

Cyclists and pedestrians given free weekday use of Danish ferries
Denmark

Cyclists and pedestrians given free weekday use of Danish ferries

EXPLAINED: Where in France do you have to wear a face mask in the street?
France

EXPLAINED: Where in France do you have to wear a face mask in the street?

The six types of German hikers you’re bound to see this summer
Germany

The six types of German hikers you’re bound to see this summer

Al Qaeda video threat prompts warning to French préfectures over the summer
France

Al Qaeda video threat prompts warning to French préfectures over the summer

How Italy plans to avoid tightening Covid restrictions this summer despite rising cases
Italy

How Italy plans to avoid tightening Covid restrictions this summer despite rising cases

How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport
France

How people vaccinated in the USA can access the French health passport

‘No vaccines mean a new lockdown’: Italian PM slams anti-vax comments as he unveils plan to avoid new restrictions
Italy

‘No vaccines mean a new lockdown’: Italian PM slams anti-vax comments as he unveils plan to avoid new restrictions

One in three children in Denmark accept Covid-19 vaccine invitation
Denmark

One in three children in Denmark accept Covid-19 vaccine invitation

The best words in Austrian German
Austria

The best words in Austrian German

EXPLAINED: What paperwork do you need to get married in Norway?
Norway

EXPLAINED: What paperwork do you need to get married in Norway?

VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill
France

VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster
Germany

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster

What’s behind Germany’s rising Covid infection rates?
Germany

What’s behind Germany’s rising Covid infection rates?

What do we know about Geneva’s dual citizens?
Switzerland

What do we know about Geneva’s dual citizens?

‘There will be a third Covid vaccine for people in Spain’: Health Minister
Spain

‘There will be a third Covid vaccine for people in Spain’: Health Minister

France launches new plan to tackle abandonment of pets
France

France launches new plan to tackle abandonment of pets

IN NUMBERS: Cases, hospitalisations and deaths in France’s fourth wave of Covid-19
France

IN NUMBERS: Cases, hospitalisations and deaths in France’s fourth wave of Covid-19

Caught red-handed: Norwegian woman fined after left hand crosses Russian border
Norway

Caught red-handed: Norwegian woman fined after left hand crosses Russian border

EXPLAINED: How do tourists get Switzerland’s Covid certificate to access events, clubs and restaurants?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How do tourists get Switzerland’s Covid certificate to access events, clubs and restaurants?

Reader question: Is it legal to drink in public in Austria?
Austria

Reader question: Is it legal to drink in public in Austria?

Pandemic resilience: What’s the current financial state of Volvo Cars?

Pandemic resilience: What’s the current financial state of Volvo Cars?

Spanish court rules buyer can purchase property directly from seller without paying agency fees
Spain

Spanish court rules buyer can purchase property directly from seller without paying agency fees

French phrase of the Day: Etre moi-même
France

French phrase of the Day: Etre moi-même

Sweden to exempt international elite gamers from non-EU entry ban

Sweden to exempt international elite gamers from non-EU entry ban

French government’s top Covid advisor warns of ‘probable’ new variants this winter
France

French government’s top Covid advisor warns of ‘probable’ new variants this winter

Five great places to go on a hammock trip in Oslo this summer
Norway

Five great places to go on a hammock trip in Oslo this summer

Covid-19: Could Switzerland implement new, colour-coded travel rules?
Switzerland

Covid-19: Could Switzerland implement new, colour-coded travel rules?

Violent weather returns to France with 15 storm warnings
France

Violent weather returns to France with 15 storm warnings

‘Prepare for autumn and winter’: Germany’s RKI warns of Covid spike
Germany

‘Prepare for autumn and winter’: Germany’s RKI warns of Covid spike

Five ways your child’s school can prepare them for tomorrow’s world

Five ways your child’s school can prepare them for tomorrow’s world

German pharmacies unable to issue digital Covid vaccine pass amid security fears
Germany

German pharmacies unable to issue digital Covid vaccine pass amid security fears

When, where and why you need a health passport in France
France

When, where and why you need a health passport in France

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Will unvaccinated people have to pay their own hospital costs in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Will unvaccinated people have to pay their own hospital costs in Switzerland?

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Venice dodges Unesco ‘endangered’ listing after placing new limit on cruise ships

Venice dodges Unesco ‘endangered’ listing after placing new limit on cruise ships

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

‘Germany is a strong country – but we have work to do’, says Merkel in last summer press conference
Germany

‘Germany is a strong country – but we have work to do’, says Merkel in last summer press conference

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Italy extends Covid-19 state of emergency until December 21st
Italy

Italy extends Covid-19 state of emergency until December 21st

Will all of Spain require a Covid ‘health pass’ to go to bars, restaurants and events like other EU countries?
Spain

Will all of Spain require a Covid ‘health pass’ to go to bars, restaurants and events like other EU countries?

Northern French towns limit fuel sales in bid to stop migrant Channel crossings
France

Northern French towns limit fuel sales in bid to stop migrant Channel crossings

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 22nd July

UPDATE: Italy makes Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory for restaurants, gyms, cinemas and more
Italy

UPDATE: Italy makes Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory for restaurants, gyms, cinemas and more

Italy's Covid-19 vaccine passport will soon be required in order to access more leisure and cultural venues, including indoor restaurants under a new decree signed on Thursday.

Ted Kennedy widow Victoria named as Austria’s US ambassador
Austria

Ted Kennedy widow Victoria named as Austria’s US ambassador

‘Our lives are at a standstill’: South Africans urge Germany to lift travel ban
Germany

‘Our lives are at a standstill’: South Africans urge Germany to lift travel ban

French ex-spy jailed for selling police data on darknet
France

French ex-spy jailed for selling police data on darknet

Swiss bureaucracy: Ten tasks you can do online in Vaud
Switzerland

Swiss bureaucracy: Ten tasks you can do online in Vaud

Stone throwing causes temporary closure on Danish motorway
Denmark

Stone throwing causes temporary closure on Danish motorway

Galicia becomes first region in Spain to require Covid ‘health pass’ to access bars, restaurants
Spain

Galicia becomes first region in Spain to require Covid ‘health pass’ to access bars, restaurants

Sweden changes Covid-19 travel advisory for three countries
Sweden

Sweden changes Covid-19 travel advisory for three countries

Nine things you might be surprised came from Germany
Germany

Nine things you might be surprised came from Germany

Danish family reunification residency test was ‘harder than law permitted’
Denmark

Danish family reunification residency test was ‘harder than law permitted’

No tighter Covid measures for Austria despite highest case count since May
Austria

No tighter Covid measures for Austria despite highest case count since May

Denmark reaches Covid-19 vaccination milestone as 4 million receive jab
Denmark

Denmark reaches Covid-19 vaccination milestone as 4 million receive jab

‘It is impacting people’s mental health’: Campaign seeks to sue Norwegian government over Covid-19 border rules
Norway

‘It is impacting people’s mental health’: Campaign seeks to sue Norwegian government over Covid-19 border rules

Austria rolls out free PCR tests at pharmacies
Austria

Austria rolls out free PCR tests at pharmacies

Rights groups take French police to court over racial profiling
France

Rights groups take French police to court over racial profiling

WEATHER: German flood zones at risk of further storms
Germany

WEATHER: German flood zones at risk of further storms

Merkel demands faster climate action as German flood death toll rises                
Germany

Merkel demands faster climate action as German flood death toll rises                

The new guide to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries – showing only the nudes
Italy

The new guide to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries – showing only the nudes

French phrase of the day: Parcours du combattant
France

French phrase of the day: Parcours du combattant

Why is electricity in Spain more expensive than ever?
Spain

Why is electricity in Spain more expensive than ever?

Brit accused of hacking Twitter accounts of Obama and other celebrities arrested in southern Spain
Spain

Brit accused of hacking Twitter accounts of Obama and other celebrities arrested in southern Spain

German floods: More than 150 people still missing
Germany

German floods: More than 150 people still missing

How to become an English teacher in France
France

How to become an English teacher in France

Travel: How to save money while visiting Switzerland
Switzerland

Travel: How to save money while visiting Switzerland

Where did everybody go? How Stockholm becomes a ghost town in summer

Where did everybody go? How Stockholm becomes a ghost town in summer

Italian government to make decision on Covid ‘green pass’ expansion as new cases rise
Italy

Italian government to make decision on Covid ‘green pass’ expansion as new cases rise

Mounting losses for Channel Tunnel operators as travel bans and Brexit hit business
France

Mounting losses for Channel Tunnel operators as travel bans and Brexit hit business

Norway PM Solberg says country must oppose hate in July 22nd memorial speech
Norway

Norway PM Solberg says country must oppose hate in July 22nd memorial speech

Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated amid ‘exponential growth’ of Covid infections
Germany

Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated amid ‘exponential growth’ of Covid infections

Swiss rail travel: What compensation you are entitled to if your train is cancelled?
Switzerland

Swiss rail travel: What compensation you are entitled to if your train is cancelled?

‘Things didn’t go optimally’: Germany’s disaster chief admits mistakes in flood warning system
Germany

‘Things didn’t go optimally’: Germany’s disaster chief admits mistakes in flood warning system

Ten years on, Utøya survivors call on Norway to address right-wing extremism
Norway

Ten years on, Utøya survivors call on Norway to address right-wing extremism

Austria considers mandatory PCR tests for returning travellers
Austria

Austria considers mandatory PCR tests for returning travellers

UPDATED: Austria to tighten Covid measures from Thursday
Austria

UPDATED: Austria to tighten Covid measures from Thursday

Reader question: How likely is Italy to change its restrictions on travel from the UK?
Italy

Reader question: How likely is Italy to change its restrictions on travel from the UK?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Norway marks 10 years since July 22nd terror attacks
Norway

Norway marks 10 years since July 22nd terror attacks

EXPLAINED: How to access mental health services in France
France

EXPLAINED: How to access mental health services in France

How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany
Germany

How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany

What to do and what to avoid if you witness a forest fire in Spain
Spain

What to do and what to avoid if you witness a forest fire in Spain

Macron calls national security meeting over claims of Pegasus spyware in France
France

Macron calls national security meeting over claims of Pegasus spyware in France

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Hostage-takers release guards after pizza negotiations at Swedish prison

Hostage-takers release guards after pizza negotiations at Swedish prison

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 21st July

IN NUMBERS: Where are Covid cases rising in Germany – and what does it mean?
Germany

IN NUMBERS: Where are Covid cases rising in Germany – and what does it mean?

The 7-day incidence of Covid infections per 100,000 people has more than doubled over the past two weeks in Germany. Here are the areas where infections are highest - and what restrictions might change.

Caveman Spanish: 14 ‘sounds’ that will make you seem like a true Spaniard
Spain

Caveman Spanish: 14 ‘sounds’ that will make you seem like a true Spaniard

UPDATE: Germany approves €400 million relief package for flood-hit regions and survivors
Germany

UPDATE: Germany approves €400 million relief package for flood-hit regions and survivors

‘The vaccine works’: Covid cases are 10 times lower in those vaccinated, says Italy’s health institute
Italy

‘The vaccine works’: Covid cases are 10 times lower in those vaccinated, says Italy’s health institute

Sweden to crack down on gang crime with tougher sentences for young people

Sweden to crack down on gang crime with tougher sentences for young people

Two prison officers held hostage at Swedish maximum security jail

Two prison officers held hostage at Swedish maximum security jail

Most people in Italy support extended Covid ‘green pass’ plan, polls find
Italy

Most people in Italy support extended Covid ‘green pass’ plan, polls find

Germany to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travellers from ‘virus variant’ zones
Germany

Germany to ease quarantine rules for vaccinated travellers from ‘virus variant’ zones

‘Everyone in my life has noticed’: How Denmark’s Covid-19 lockdown helped people with ADHD
Denmark

‘Everyone in my life has noticed’: How Denmark’s Covid-19 lockdown helped people with ADHD

Why you can’t buy Spanish train tickets from abroad and some potential solutions
Spain

Why you can’t buy Spanish train tickets from abroad and some potential solutions

Coronavirus: Nine out of ten new Danish infections caused by Delta variant
Denmark

Coronavirus: Nine out of ten new Danish infections caused by Delta variant

Norway suspends deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan 
Norway

Norway suspends deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan 

Italy set to extend its Covid-19 state of emergency
Italy

Italy set to extend its Covid-19 state of emergency

EXPLAINED: How could government intervene to settle Denmark nurses’ strike?
Denmark

EXPLAINED: How could government intervene to settle Denmark nurses’ strike?

Paris start-up creates lab-grown foie gras to avoid force-feeding of ducks and geese
France

Paris start-up creates lab-grown foie gras to avoid force-feeding of ducks and geese

Spain’s fifth Covid wave: What are the new restrictions in each region in July?
Spain

Spain’s fifth Covid wave: What are the new restrictions in each region in July?

Bars and restaurants in French holiday resorts face possibility of early closures as Covid cases rise
France

Bars and restaurants in French holiday resorts face possibility of early closures as Covid cases rise

How the pandemic is driving German residents out of cities and into suburbs
Germany

How the pandemic is driving German residents out of cities and into suburbs

Why is Madrid the only region in Spain delaying Covid vaccinations?
Spain

Why is Madrid the only region in Spain delaying Covid vaccinations?

Ask an expert: ‘How can I still have my dream Italian wedding under Covid restrictions?’
Italy

Ask an expert: ‘How can I still have my dream Italian wedding under Covid restrictions?’

Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian

Nine things you might be surprised are actually Austrian

France set to toughen isolation measures for Covid contact cases
France

France set to toughen isolation measures for Covid contact cases

You can now get married at this famous Norwegian beauty spot
Norway

You can now get married at this famous Norwegian beauty spot

Calendar: School and public holidays in France in 2022
France

Calendar: School and public holidays in France in 2022

Switzerland drains lakes ahead of predicted weekend rainfall
Switzerland

Switzerland drains lakes ahead of predicted weekend rainfall

Covid-19: Italy prepares to expand ‘green pass’ scheme as new cases rise
Italy

Covid-19: Italy prepares to expand ‘green pass’ scheme as new cases rise

‘Nobody can rule out enormous fourth wave’: German schools fear new Covid restrictions
Germany

‘Nobody can rule out enormous fourth wave’: German schools fear new Covid restrictions

Stockholm reports 44 percent week-on-week rise in new Covid-19 cases
Sweden

Stockholm reports 44 percent week-on-week rise in new Covid-19 cases

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?
Switzerland

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Norway arrests three after weapons seizure linked to right-wing extremism 
Norway

Norway arrests three after weapons seizure linked to right-wing extremism 

Reader question: Does Spain accept the UK’s NHS Covid pass?
Spain

Reader question: Does Spain accept the UK’s NHS Covid pass?

French police commissioner charged over death during Fête de la musique
France

French police commissioner charged over death during Fête de la musique

Berlin offers Covid jabs in vaccination centres without appointments
Germany

Berlin offers Covid jabs in vaccination centres without appointments

Do I need to fill out any Covid documents if I’m travelling between two places in Spain?
Spain

Do I need to fill out any Covid documents if I’m travelling between two places in Spain?

How big is Italy’s anti-vax movement – and will it stop mandatory Covid vaccines for teachers?
Italy

How big is Italy’s anti-vax movement – and will it stop mandatory Covid vaccines for teachers?

EXPLAINED: Can tourists use Austria’s Covid-19 green pass to visit bars and events?
Austria

EXPLAINED: Can tourists use Austria’s Covid-19 green pass to visit bars and events?

Austria orders compensation in Facebook data case
Austria

Austria orders compensation in Facebook data case

Macron and 15 French ministers’ phone numbers on Pegasus spyware list, reports say
France

Macron and 15 French ministers’ phone numbers on Pegasus spyware list, reports say

Floods: Why was Switzerland impacted less severely than Germany?
Switzerland

Floods: Why was Switzerland impacted less severely than Germany?

France to drop face mask rules where health passport is in use
France

France to drop face mask rules where health passport is in use

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

UK government to give France €62 million to tackle illegal Channel crossings
France

UK government to give France €62 million to tackle illegal Channel crossings

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

New law aims to boost hunt for Spain’s Franco-era mass graves
Spain

New law aims to boost hunt for Spain’s Franco-era mass graves

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 20th July

Covid-19: Italian study revives debate over when pandemic started in Europe

Covid-19: Italian study revives debate over when pandemic started in Europe

Coronavirus may have been spreading in Italy as early as September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in Milan suggests.

Denmark to change Covid-19 vaccination guidelines for pregnant and breastfeeding women
Denmark

Denmark to change Covid-19 vaccination guidelines for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Brazilian workers and students demand end to German travel ban
Germany

Brazilian workers and students demand end to German travel ban

‘I am homeless and unemployed’: German flood survivors face uncertain future
Germany

‘I am homeless and unemployed’: German flood survivors face uncertain future

Coronavirus: Denmark R-number falls after early July increase
Denmark

Coronavirus: Denmark R-number falls after early July increase

Gothenburg named one of the world’s greatest places

Gothenburg named one of the world’s greatest places

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Sweden’s migration rules tightened as new law comes into force

Norwegians give short shrift to fine for women’s handball team
Norway

Norwegians give short shrift to fine for women’s handball team

Merkel defends German flood alerts as death toll climbs
Germany

Merkel defends German flood alerts as death toll climbs

Memorial of Norwegian teen killed in 2001 racist attack vandalised
Norway

Memorial of Norwegian teen killed in 2001 racist attack vandalised

German tax deadline extended due to Covid pandemic
Germany

German tax deadline extended due to Covid pandemic

‘When I said no’: Danish women in campaign against sexual assault victim blaming
Denmark

‘When I said no’: Danish women in campaign against sexual assault victim blaming

Eight online services which make dealing with French bureaucracy easier
France

Eight online services which make dealing with French bureaucracy easier

German words you need to know: Pappsatt
Germany

German words you need to know: Pappsatt

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in just three weeks
Spain

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in just three weeks

French word of the day: Bondé
France

French word of the day: Bondé

Rebuilding Germany’s flood-ravaged areas ‘could take years’
Germany

Rebuilding Germany’s flood-ravaged areas ‘could take years’

Heavy thunderstorms to return in Switzerland from Friday
Switzerland

Heavy thunderstorms to return in Switzerland from Friday

France to impose health pass in shopping centres despite court advice
France

France to impose health pass in shopping centres despite court advice

Which Swiss region has the highest tourist taxes?
Switzerland

Which Swiss region has the highest tourist taxes?

Austria imposes stricter penalties for breaching green pass rules
Austria

Austria imposes stricter penalties for breaching green pass rules

How to survive as a freelancer in Austria
Austria

How to survive as a freelancer in Austria

Why weren’t all residents of Germany’s flood zones warned via text?
Germany

Why weren’t all residents of Germany’s flood zones warned via text?

Q&A: What you need to know about Spain’s new Covid self-test kits 
Spain

Q&A: What you need to know about Spain’s new Covid self-test kits 

Germany fears Covid outbreaks in flood-hit communities
Germany

Germany fears Covid outbreaks in flood-hit communities

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?
France

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my carte de séjour?

‘Brain drain’: Survey warns stricter migration law could see international academics leaving Sweden 

‘Brain drain’: Survey warns stricter migration law could see international academics leaving Sweden 

600 and counting: Spain’s Covid-19 infection rate grows sixfold in a month
Spain

600 and counting: Spain’s Covid-19 infection rate grows sixfold in a month

Italy set to announce expanded ‘green pass’ scheme this week
Italy

Italy set to announce expanded ‘green pass’ scheme this week

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

German flood disaster: What went wrong?
Germany

German flood disaster: What went wrong?

Norway summons Chinese envoy over parliament cyberattack
Norway

Norway summons Chinese envoy over parliament cyberattack

One third of new Covid-19 cases in Austria from travel abroad
Austria

One third of new Covid-19 cases in Austria from travel abroad

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 19th July

Clean-up underway in Bavaria after heavy floods wreak havoc
Germany

Clean-up underway in Bavaria after heavy floods wreak havoc

Storms and floods left the world-famous Königsee bobsleigh and toboggan track in ruins. Now, as the heavy rain subsides, the clean-up operation in southern and eastern Bavaria has begun.

After the floods: German spa town searches for the missing
Germany

After the floods: German spa town searches for the missing

Analysis: How much longer will all of Italy remain a Covid-19 ‘white zone’?
Italy

Analysis: How much longer will all of Italy remain a Covid-19 ‘white zone’?

Climate change: Glacial melt in Switzerland has created 1,000 new lakes
Switzerland

Climate change: Glacial melt in Switzerland has created 1,000 new lakes

Tourist areas bear brunt of France’s spike in Covid-19 cases
France

Tourist areas bear brunt of France’s spike in Covid-19 cases

Sweden in Focus podcast: New migration laws, a Covid recap and life in the Gothenburg archipelago

Sweden in Focus podcast: New migration laws, a Covid recap and life in the Gothenburg archipelago

Shooting of two young children puts spotlight on gang crime in Sweden

Shooting of two young children puts spotlight on gang crime in Sweden

Flood death toll rises to 165 in Germany as search continues
Germany

Flood death toll rises to 165 in Germany as search continues

Greenland makes Covid-19 vaccination mandatory on public transport
Denmark

Greenland makes Covid-19 vaccination mandatory on public transport

EXPLAINED: How you can support victims of the German flood tragedy
Germany

EXPLAINED: How you can support victims of the German flood tragedy

Spain to receive no more AstraZeneca vaccines and donate remaining doses
Spain

Spain to receive no more AstraZeneca vaccines and donate remaining doses

What’s it like being a comedian in Sweden during a pandemic?

What’s it like being a comedian in Sweden during a pandemic?

French word of the day: Dérapage
France

French word of the day: Dérapage

IN PICTURES: The aftermath of Germany’s catastrophic floods
Germany

IN PICTURES: The aftermath of Germany’s catastrophic floods

Denmark to reduce Covid-19 rapid testing capacity
Denmark

Denmark to reduce Covid-19 rapid testing capacity

Private lidos take up more than 40 percent of Italian beaches: report
Italy

Private lidos take up more than 40 percent of Italian beaches: report

Norwegian female beach handballers scrap bikini in spite of rules
Norway

Norwegian female beach handballers scrap bikini in spite of rules

‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Germany vows to improve flood warning system
Germany

‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Germany vows to improve flood warning system

Why the Covid-19 pandemic led to record levels of rubbish in Norway
Norway

Why the Covid-19 pandemic led to record levels of rubbish in Norway

Over half of Italy is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Italy

Over half of Italy is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Danish nurses to continue strike with no deal on horizon
Denmark

Danish nurses to continue strike with no deal on horizon

EXPLAINED: Why you need ‘legal protection insurance’ in Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why you need ‘legal protection insurance’ in Switzerland

French vaccination centres vandalised as thousands protest health restrictions
France

French vaccination centres vandalised as thousands protest health restrictions

Criminal scams – online and offline – to watch out for in France in 2021
France

Criminal scams – online and offline – to watch out for in France in 2021

Why Switzerland is not considering new measures despite rising Covid case numbers
Switzerland

Why Switzerland is not considering new measures despite rising Covid case numbers

Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway
Norway

Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway

Is Swiss supermarket Migros about to start selling alcohol and cigarettes?
Switzerland

Is Swiss supermarket Migros about to start selling alcohol and cigarettes?

What’s the average price of a property in Spain in 2021?
Spain

What’s the average price of a property in Spain in 2021?

France pledges to end chick culling in 2022
France

France pledges to end chick culling in 2022

Petition calls on the UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Germany
Germany

Petition calls on the UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Germany

Travel to Denmark: England, Northern Ireland and Greek holiday destinations upgraded in latest guidelines
Denmark

Travel to Denmark: England, Northern Ireland and Greek holiday destinations upgraded in latest guidelines

Flooding causes chaos across Austria
Austria

Flooding causes chaos across Austria

How tourists and visitors in Switzerland can get a free Covid test
Switzerland

How tourists and visitors in Switzerland can get a free Covid test

EXPLAINED: What people vaccinated with Covishield need to know about travel to France
France

EXPLAINED: What people vaccinated with Covishield need to know about travel to France

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Holiday bookings to Spain by British tourists soar by 400 percent as UK quarantine rules eased
Spain

Holiday bookings to Spain by British tourists soar by 400 percent as UK quarantine rules eased

Danish Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard dies aged 86
Denmark

Danish Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard dies aged 86

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Saturday 17th July

German chancellor candidate Laschet sparks anger with flood zone laughter
Germany

German chancellor candidate Laschet sparks anger with flood zone laughter

German chancellor candidate Armin Laschet, the frontrunner in the race to succeed Angela Merkel, sparked outrage Saturday after he was caught on camera laughing during a visit to a flood-ravaged town.

Merkel to visit flood-ravaged western Germany on Sunday
Germany

Merkel to visit flood-ravaged western Germany on Sunday

German floods: More than 140 dead as search continues
Germany

German floods: More than 140 dead as search continues

‘We have to keep going’: German spa town begins mammoth flood clean-up effort
Germany

‘We have to keep going’: German spa town begins mammoth flood clean-up effort

Three migrants die in fire in France’s Marseille
France

Three migrants die in fire in France’s Marseille

Bars to close at 11pm in southern French département after rise in Delta cases
France

Bars to close at 11pm in southern French département after rise in Delta cases

Do Danish bank account rules hold back international recruitment?
Denmark

Do Danish bank account rules hold back international recruitment?

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

TRAVEL: What to expect if you’re flying from the US to Italy
Italy

TRAVEL: What to expect if you’re flying from the US to Italy

How to keep cool in Sweden in the summer
Sweden

How to keep cool in Sweden in the summer

Can I travel to Germany if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?
Germany

Can I travel to Germany if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?

Is Germany facing a Covid ‘fourth wave’ fuelled by the Delta variant?
Germany

Is Germany facing a Covid ‘fourth wave’ fuelled by the Delta variant?

16 crucial phrases for summer 2021 in France
France

16 crucial phrases for summer 2021 in France

Revealed: How strictly is France enforcing Covid testing and quarantine requirements?
France

Revealed: How strictly is France enforcing Covid testing and quarantine requirements?

The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award

The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award

France to require 24-hour test for UK and some EU countries over delta variant fears

France to require 24-hour test for UK and some EU countries over delta variant fears

How widespread in France is the Beta variant of Covid?
France

How widespread in France is the Beta variant of Covid?

Death toll rises to 133 after flood disaster in western Germany
Germany

Death toll rises to 133 after flood disaster in western Germany

Friday 16th July

EXPLAINED: How the extreme flooding in Germany is linked to global warming
Germany

EXPLAINED: How the extreme flooding in Germany is linked to global warming

Devastating flash floods struck Germany's western regions almost without warning this week. Here's why the natural disaster has put climate change firmly back in focus.

‘Solidarity in crisis’: Financial aid pours in for German flood victims
Germany

‘Solidarity in crisis’: Financial aid pours in for German flood victims

‘Like a war zone’: Stunned Germans count cost of floods                        
Germany

‘Like a war zone’: Stunned Germans count cost of floods                        

Delta variant now makes up 60 percent of new Covid cases in Sweden

Delta variant now makes up 60 percent of new Covid cases in Sweden

Sweden halts deportations to Afghanistan

Sweden halts deportations to Afghanistan

How high are vaccination rates where you live in France?
France

How high are vaccination rates where you live in France?

REVEALED: How strictly is Italy enforcing rules on Covid testing and quarantine for UK arrivals?
Italy

REVEALED: How strictly is Italy enforcing rules on Covid testing and quarantine for UK arrivals?

Why have so many died in the German floods?
Germany

Why have so many died in the German floods?

Germany declares Greece and the Netherlands Covid ‘risk’ zones
Germany

Germany declares Greece and the Netherlands Covid ‘risk’ zones

Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?
France

Reader question: Do I need to change the address on my carte de séjour if I move house?

‘Covid rollercoaster’: Spain’s tourism industry struggles to see light at the end of the tunnel
Spain

‘Covid rollercoaster’: Spain’s tourism industry struggles to see light at the end of the tunnel

ITA: What does Italy’s new national airline mean for travellers?
Italy

ITA: What does Italy’s new national airline mean for travellers?

French justice minister charged over conflict of interest
France

French justice minister charged over conflict of interest

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Denmark
Denmark

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Denmark

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign
Germany

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign

Norway to force unvaccinated UK arrivals into Covid quarantine hotels
Norway

Norway to force unvaccinated UK arrivals into Covid quarantine hotels

The six best places to swim outdoors in Oslo this summer 
Norway

The six best places to swim outdoors in Oslo this summer 

Techno, Testing and Tanzverbot: What it’s like to go to Berlin’s clubs under Covid rules
Germany

Techno, Testing and Tanzverbot: What it’s like to go to Berlin’s clubs under Covid rules

Why are Switzerland’s Covid rates on the rise once again?
Switzerland

Why are Switzerland’s Covid rates on the rise once again?

Denmark raises threshold for local Covid-19 lockdowns
Denmark

Denmark raises threshold for local Covid-19 lockdowns

CONFIRMED: Barcelona and other Catalan cities to impose curfew to fight rampant Covid surge
Spain

CONFIRMED: Barcelona and other Catalan cities to impose curfew to fight rampant Covid surge

Seven strange Swiss superstitions foreigners should know about
Switzerland

Seven strange Swiss superstitions foreigners should know about

Coronavirus: Denmark reduces waiting time for second dose of Pfizer vaccine
Denmark

Coronavirus: Denmark reduces waiting time for second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Spain
Spain

Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Spain

Petition calls on the UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in France
France

Petition calls on the UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in France

Sardinia considers requiring Covid tests for tourists as Italian island’s infections soar
Italy

Sardinia considers requiring Covid tests for tourists as Italian island’s infections soar

Weather update: Lake Zurich bursts banks, Lucerne preparing for flooding
Switzerland

Weather update: Lake Zurich bursts banks, Lucerne preparing for flooding

Merkel pledges ‘full support’ to flood victims during White House visit
Germany

Merkel pledges ‘full support’ to flood victims during White House visit

French phrase of the day: Jeter l’éponge
France

French phrase of the day: Jeter l’éponge

Which parts of the country are Norwegians flocking to on their staycations? 
Norway

Which parts of the country are Norwegians flocking to on their staycations? 

German floods: Several feared dead after landslide south of Cologne
Germany

German floods: Several feared dead after landslide south of Cologne

Eleven areas of France on alert as floods cause dozens of deaths across Europe
France

Eleven areas of France on alert as floods cause dozens of deaths across Europe

Reader question: Can Spain’s new Covid self-test kits be used for travel?
Spain

Reader question: Can Spain’s new Covid self-test kits be used for travel?

Reader Question: Will Norway allow vaccinated Americans to travel to Norway?
Norway

Reader Question: Will Norway allow vaccinated Americans to travel to Norway?

Swedish police investigate spate of motorway attacks on Danish cars

Swedish police investigate spate of motorway attacks on Danish cars

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Eiffel Tower reopens from its longest closure since World War II
France

Eiffel Tower reopens from its longest closure since World War II

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Sweden’s Ericsson signs its biggest deal ever
Sweden

Sweden’s Ericsson signs its biggest deal ever

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 15th July

‘Where did this rain come from?’ Germany in shock after deadly flooding
Germany

‘Where did this rain come from?’ Germany in shock after deadly flooding

Residents in parts of Germany hit by extreme weather are dealing with major flooding that's killed at least 59 people and left dozens missing in one of the country's worst weather disasters yet.

Dozens dead and more missing after floods hit western Germany
Germany

Dozens dead and more missing after floods hit western Germany

‘The situation is critical’: Switzerland’s wild weather to continue
Switzerland

‘The situation is critical’: Switzerland’s wild weather to continue

Three million people book vaccinations in France as Macron announces Covid restrictions
France

Three million people book vaccinations in France as Macron announces Covid restrictions

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: How one western German town reacted to the flash floods
Germany

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: How one western German town reacted to the flash floods

Will vaccinated UK residents be able to visit Denmark without quarantining after July 19th?
Denmark

Will vaccinated UK residents be able to visit Denmark without quarantining after July 19th?

‘I’m a barman, not a policeman’ – French café owners call for delay in implementing health passports
France

‘I’m a barman, not a policeman’ – French café owners call for delay in implementing health passports

Will Norway put travellers from the UK into Covid quarantine hotels from next week? 
Norway

Will Norway put travellers from the UK into Covid quarantine hotels from next week? 

13 simple hacks to make life in Paris easier
France

13 simple hacks to make life in Paris easier

‘History’: Merkel visits White House for last time as Chancellor
Germany

‘History’: Merkel visits White House for last time as Chancellor

EU lawyer slams Spain’s huge fines for not filing foreign asset declaration properly
Spain

EU lawyer slams Spain’s huge fines for not filing foreign asset declaration properly

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

Swedish government withdraws bid to scrap rent controls on newbuilds

Children aged 12-15 in Denmark begin Covid-19 vaccination
Denmark

Children aged 12-15 in Denmark begin Covid-19 vaccination

Young people ‘contributing most’ to Germany’s rising Covid numbers
Germany

Young people ‘contributing most’ to Germany’s rising Covid numbers

German employers can ban headscarves ‘in some cases’, EU court rules
Germany

German employers can ban headscarves ‘in some cases’, EU court rules

One-third of Norway’s Covid cases linked to Delta variant 
Norway

One-third of Norway’s Covid cases linked to Delta variant 

How many double-vaccinated people in Denmark have been infected with Covid-19?
Denmark

How many double-vaccinated people in Denmark have been infected with Covid-19?

French phrase of the day: J’avoue !
France

French phrase of the day: J’avoue !

France sets up ‘office of laïcité’ to defend its secular ideals
France

France sets up ‘office of laïcité’ to defend its secular ideals

New apartment prices in Austria are highest in Europe
Austria

New apartment prices in Austria are highest in Europe

Norway issues travel deadline for partners from the US
Norway

Norway issues travel deadline for partners from the US

IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany
Germany

IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany

Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in France this summer?
France

Can families with unvaccinated children holiday in France this summer?

Delta variant: How worried should people be in Austria?
Austria

Delta variant: How worried should people be in Austria?

German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb
Germany

German words you need to know: Der Tagedieb

Italy’s ReiThera Covid vaccine shows strong immune response in trials
Italy

Italy’s ReiThera Covid vaccine shows strong immune response in trials

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?
Italy

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?

Euros matches in Copenhagen ‘not super spreader events’
Denmark

Euros matches in Copenhagen ‘not super spreader events’

German health expert calls for ‘more disadvantages’ for unvaccinated
Germany

German health expert calls for ‘more disadvantages’ for unvaccinated

Euro 2020: Concern about virus spread after Italy players’ ‘unauthorised’ victory parade through Rome
Italy

Euro 2020: Concern about virus spread after Italy players’ ‘unauthorised’ victory parade through Rome

FOCUS: How tougher Covid restrictions are returning to Spain’s regions as cases soar
Spain

FOCUS: How tougher Covid restrictions are returning to Spain’s regions as cases soar

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

‘Spain’s stay-at-home lockdown in March 2020 was unconstitutional’, top court rules
Spain

‘Spain’s stay-at-home lockdown in March 2020 was unconstitutional’, top court rules

Sweden continues with Covid-19 re-opening plan: Here’s what changes
Sweden

Sweden continues with Covid-19 re-opening plan: Here’s what changes

Protests in France over health passport – but 3 million vaccine appointments booked since Macron’s announcement
France

Protests in France over health passport – but 3 million vaccine appointments booked since Macron’s announcement

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Swedish court locks up Vetlanda knife attacker for life

Swedish court locks up Vetlanda knife attacker for life

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 14th July

EXPLAINED: How to use Switzerland’s Covid app when travelling in the EU
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How to use Switzerland’s Covid app when travelling in the EU

As of Friday, July 9th, Switzerland’s Covid certificate has become a part of the EU travel framework. Here’s what you need to know.

Why Switzerland is one of the safest destinations for travel this summer
Switzerland

Why Switzerland is one of the safest destinations for travel this summer

Delta variant now makes up nearly 80 percent of Denmark’s new Covid cases
Denmark

Delta variant now makes up nearly 80 percent of Denmark’s new Covid cases

6 Berlin cafes and co-working spaces to escape the home office
Germany

6 Berlin cafes and co-working spaces to escape the home office

Swedish rapper Yasin jailed over conspiracy to kidnap rival artist

Swedish rapper Yasin jailed over conspiracy to kidnap rival artist

Why does Catalonia have the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Spain and the EU?
Spain

Why does Catalonia have the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Spain and the EU?

Bavaria mulls reopening clubs – but only for the vaccinated
Germany

Bavaria mulls reopening clubs – but only for the vaccinated

Covid-19 vaccine booking now open to ALL adults in Sweden

Covid-19 vaccine booking now open to ALL adults in Sweden

How do I correct an error in my Swiss Covid Certificate?
Switzerland

How do I correct an error in my Swiss Covid Certificate?

Covid-19 vaccine: Denmark offers Pfizer jab to children ages 12-15

Covid-19 vaccine: Denmark offers Pfizer jab to children ages 12-15

Can tourists from US use CDC vaccination cards in Denmark?
Denmark

Can tourists from US use CDC vaccination cards in Denmark?

How many travellers have entered Norway without a vaccine pass since its Covid travel rules changed?
Norway

How many travellers have entered Norway without a vaccine pass since its Covid travel rules changed?

Will Germany charge unvaccinated people for Covid tests in future?
Germany

Will Germany charge unvaccinated people for Covid tests in future?

Spain could raise parental leave to six months for both mothers and fathers
Spain

Spain could raise parental leave to six months for both mothers and fathers

‘Intense continuous rain’: Switzerland extends heavy weather forecast until end of week
Switzerland

‘Intense continuous rain’: Switzerland extends heavy weather forecast until end of week

Germany braces for more torrential rain as some areas hit by severe flooding
Germany

Germany braces for more torrential rain as some areas hit by severe flooding

MAPS: Where are Austria’s new coronavirus hotspots?
Austria

MAPS: Where are Austria’s new coronavirus hotspots?

Austria to introduce on-the-spot fines for breaching 3G rule
Austria

Austria to introduce on-the-spot fines for breaching 3G rule

German words you need to know: Der Föhn
Germany

German words you need to know: Der Föhn

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

‘We need more advertising’: Germany moves focus of vaccine drive to target the undecided
Germany

‘We need more advertising’: Germany moves focus of vaccine drive to target the undecided

How this Swiss company is using robots to make fake meat taste like the real thing
Switzerland

How this Swiss company is using robots to make fake meat taste like the real thing

Can you travel to Switzerland if you are not vaccinated?
Switzerland

Can you travel to Switzerland if you are not vaccinated?

Four regions in Italy at risk of new restrictions as coronavirus cases rise
Italy

Four regions in Italy at risk of new restrictions as coronavirus cases rise

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany
Germany

More trains and energy grants: What a Green election win could mean for Germany

‘If I’m not careful, it’ll end badly’: Covid fears haunt Spain’s transplant patients despite vaccines
Spain

‘If I’m not careful, it’ll end badly’: Covid fears haunt Spain’s transplant patients despite vaccines

Venice bans large cruise ships from centre after Unesco threat of ‘endangered’ status
Italy

Venice bans large cruise ships from centre after Unesco threat of ‘endangered’ status

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 13th July

Do Brits living in Germany still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?
Germany

Do Brits living in Germany still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?

The British government last Thursday announced a relaxation of its quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers - but not for most Brits who live abroad. Here's what it means and the reaction.

Saxony becomes first German state to get rid of compulsory masks in shops
Germany

Saxony becomes first German state to get rid of compulsory masks in shops

July 14th: What’s planned for France’s Bastille Day celebrations this year?
France

July 14th: What’s planned for France’s Bastille Day celebrations this year?

‘I must quarantine to see my dying dad’: Brits in France left furious over UK travel rules for tourists
France

‘I must quarantine to see my dying dad’: Brits in France left furious over UK travel rules for tourists

‘Fit to fly Covid tests’: What you need to know for travel from Denmark to the UK
Denmark

‘Fit to fly Covid tests’: What you need to know for travel from Denmark to the UK

Swedish weather agency warns of extreme heat across most of the country
Sweden

Swedish weather agency warns of extreme heat across most of the country

Danish health officials scold young people as Covid cases continue to rise
Denmark

Danish health officials scold young people as Covid cases continue to rise

Driver saves 25 children as bus catches fire in north of Italy
Italy

Driver saves 25 children as bus catches fire in north of Italy

Delta variant responsible for nearly 80 percent of new cases in Switzerland
Switzerland

Delta variant responsible for nearly 80 percent of new cases in Switzerland

Reader question: Can I travel to Austria if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?
Austria

Reader question: Can I travel to Austria if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?

France to tackle Covid fourth wave with stricter border controls, health passports and compulsory vaccines
France

France to tackle Covid fourth wave with stricter border controls, health passports and compulsory vaccines

How many Covid fines have Norwegian police issued during the pandemic? 
Norway

How many Covid fines have Norwegian police issued during the pandemic? 

Reader question: Can I travel to Switzerland if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?
Switzerland

Reader question: Can I travel to Switzerland if I’ve had AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ vaccine?

UPDATE: Which vaccines are accepted for entry into Switzerland?
Switzerland

UPDATE: Which vaccines are accepted for entry into Switzerland?

Moving to Spain after Brexit: Everything Brits need to consider before deciding
Spain

Moving to Spain after Brexit: Everything Brits need to consider before deciding

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it
France

OPINION: Macron is now coercing the French into getting vaccinated – and it seems that they like it

Thunderstorms and wild weather to continue across Switzerland until Thursday
Switzerland

Thunderstorms and wild weather to continue across Switzerland until Thursday

Germany not planning compulsory Covid vaccinations, says Merkel
Germany

Germany not planning compulsory Covid vaccinations, says Merkel

REVEALED: How Oslo will crackdown on electric scooters 
Norway

REVEALED: How Oslo will crackdown on electric scooters 

Germany’s Lufthansa opts for gender-neutral plane greeting

Germany’s Lufthansa opts for gender-neutral plane greeting

French phrase of the day: A la bonne franquette
France

French phrase of the day: A la bonne franquette

Should Germany bring in compulsory Covid vaccines for frontline workers?
Germany

Should Germany bring in compulsory Covid vaccines for frontline workers?

Calendar: The key dates to know as France tightens Covid restrictions
France

Calendar: The key dates to know as France tightens Covid restrictions

Woman pushed in front of train at Copenhagen train station
Denmark

Woman pushed in front of train at Copenhagen train station

Vaccination rates declining in Austria despite Delta variant concerns
Austria

Vaccination rates declining in Austria despite Delta variant concerns

France fines Google €500 million in news copyright row
France

France fines Google €500 million in news copyright row

Stuttgart airport passengers offered Covid vaccine without appointment
Germany

Stuttgart airport passengers offered Covid vaccine without appointment

IN NUMBERS: 12 revealing statistics about Italy’s foreign residents
Italy

IN NUMBERS: 12 revealing statistics about Italy’s foreign residents

Catalonia imposes earlier closing times and limit on gatherings to slow down Covid spike
Spain

Catalonia imposes earlier closing times and limit on gatherings to slow down Covid spike

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Pension reform, investment, new jobs – Macron unveils France’s post-Covid recovery plan
France

Pension reform, investment, new jobs – Macron unveils France’s post-Covid recovery plan

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 12th July

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign
Germany

UPDATE: Germany’s Greens eye comeback as they launch election campaign

Germany's Green party sought to shore up its gaffe-marred bid to succeed Angela Merkel with a focus on policies over personalities as it launched its campaign for September elections on Monday.

Sweden tightens coronavirus testing guidelines for returning travellers

Sweden tightens coronavirus testing guidelines for returning travellers

Denmark records highest Covid-19 positive test rate since January 2021
Denmark

Denmark records highest Covid-19 positive test rate since January 2021

Superstitions about the weather in Norway that are actually true

Superstitions about the weather in Norway that are actually true

EXPLAINED: What are the Covid rules for tourism around Germany?
Germany

EXPLAINED: What are the Covid rules for tourism around Germany?

Do Brits in Switzerland still have to quarantine when travelling to the UK?
Switzerland

Do Brits in Switzerland still have to quarantine when travelling to the UK?

Sweden to go ahead with Covid-19 rules relaxation from mid-July
Sweden

Sweden to go ahead with Covid-19 rules relaxation from mid-July

EXPLAINED: What Denmark nurses’ strike means for you
Denmark

EXPLAINED: What Denmark nurses’ strike means for you

Valencia region paves way for how curfews can return to Spain without state of alarm powers 
Spain

Valencia region paves way for how curfews can return to Spain without state of alarm powers 

Vaccination bus to go on tour in Upper Austria from Monday
Austria

Vaccination bus to go on tour in Upper Austria from Monday

Returning tourists fuel Zurich’s Covid case spike
Switzerland

Returning tourists fuel Zurich’s Covid case spike

Italian word of the day: ‘Azzurro’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Azzurro’

How has Covid-19 affected birth rates in Norway? 
Norway

How has Covid-19 affected birth rates in Norway? 

Covid-19 vaccine booking opens to all adults in all but one Swedish region
Sweden

Covid-19 vaccine booking opens to all adults in all but one Swedish region

Word of the day: Sacré
France

Word of the day: Sacré

Do Brits living in Austria still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?
Austria

Do Brits living in Austria still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?
France

On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

German Ethics Council advisor wants mandatory Covid jabs for teachers
Germany

German Ethics Council advisor wants mandatory Covid jabs for teachers

German word of the day: Der Morgenmuffel

German word of the day: Der Morgenmuffel

Reader question: Can I come to Switzerland if I only had one dose of the Covid vaccine?
Switzerland

Reader question: Can I come to Switzerland if I only had one dose of the Covid vaccine?

‘You need to eat more pasta’: The most Italian reactions to Italy’s Euro 2020 win
Italy

‘You need to eat more pasta’: The most Italian reactions to Italy’s Euro 2020 win

Covid-19: How many people in Italy still aren’t vaccinated?
Italy

Covid-19: How many people in Italy still aren’t vaccinated?

Germany to ‘focus more on Covid hospital admissions’ when deciding measures
Germany

Germany to ‘focus more on Covid hospital admissions’ when deciding measures

Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister
Germany

Autobahn speed limits becoming a ‘fetish’, says German Transport Minister

Norwegian phrase of the day: Skjegget i postkassa
Norway

Norwegian phrase of the day: Skjegget i postkassa

French TV hit Call My Agent could be coming to America
France

French TV hit Call My Agent could be coming to America

Vaccine scramble: How Spaniards want Covid jabs more than other Europeans
Spain

Vaccine scramble: How Spaniards want Covid jabs more than other Europeans

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?
Switzerland

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?
France

Covid fourth wave: What can we expect from Macron’s Monday TV appearance?

Protesters take to streets of Spain again over killing of gay man
Spain

Protesters take to streets of Spain again over killing of gay man

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s ‘small business’ rule could affect your tax returns
Germany

EXPLAINED: How Germany’s ‘small business’ rule could affect your tax returns

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

‘Football came home’: Italy celebrates Euro 2020 victory over England
Italy

‘Football came home’: Italy celebrates Euro 2020 victory over England

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Friday 9th July

Why do snakes keep appearing in Austrian toilets?
Austria

Why do snakes keep appearing in Austrian toilets?

It’s something which seems a little more likely in Australia rather than Austria… Why are snakes appearing in Austrian toilets?

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government

Meet the 22 ministers in Stefan Löfven’s new (ish) government

Macron to give TV address to France on Monday
France

Macron to give TV address to France on Monday

EXPLAINED: Where rents are falling (and going up) in Germany’s biggest cities
Germany

EXPLAINED: Where rents are falling (and going up) in Germany’s biggest cities

Travel: Norway to take the US off Covid-19 purple travel list
Norway

Travel: Norway to take the US off Covid-19 purple travel list

Austria: Masks to no longer be required in retail from July 22nd
Austria

Austria: Masks to no longer be required in retail from July 22nd

Two teens added to list of arrests over killing of gay man in Spain
Spain

Two teens added to list of arrests over killing of gay man in Spain

EXPLAINED: What do Norway’s rising house prices mean for you?
Norway

EXPLAINED: What do Norway’s rising house prices mean for you?

Charts: How do vaccination rates differ by age, gender and region in Sweden?
Sweden

Charts: How do vaccination rates differ by age, gender and region in Sweden?

REVEALED: 10 of the best hiking day trips from Munich
Germany

REVEALED: 10 of the best hiking day trips from Munich

Are cheques finally falling out of favour in France?
France

Are cheques finally falling out of favour in France?

Austria ex-vice-chancellor’s corruption trial adjourned
Austria

Austria ex-vice-chancellor’s corruption trial adjourned

What damage to tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?
Switzerland

What damage to tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?

Travellers warned to expect disruption as French airport workers strike
France

Travellers warned to expect disruption as French airport workers strike

Coronavirus: Italian health minister urges caution as Delta variant fuels increase in new cases
Italy

Coronavirus: Italian health minister urges caution as Delta variant fuels increase in new cases

Paris trial gig shows no increase in Covid infections among the (masked) concert-goers
France

Paris trial gig shows no increase in Covid infections among the (masked) concert-goers

Red travel alert on French roads as families gear up for the summer getaway
France

Red travel alert on French roads as families gear up for the summer getaway

Which Swiss credit cards are the cheapest?
Switzerland

Which Swiss credit cards are the cheapest?

Depressed in Denmark: How to find a therapist in the ‘world’s happiest country’
Denmark

Depressed in Denmark: How to find a therapist in the ‘world’s happiest country’

European Court rules against Denmark’s law on making refugees wait three years for family reunification
Denmark

European Court rules against Denmark’s law on making refugees wait three years for family reunification

Word of the day: Autodérision
France

Word of the day: Autodérision

Germany declares whole of Spain a Covid ‘risk area’

Germany declares whole of Spain a Covid ‘risk area’

UPDATE: Swiss emergency numbers restored after nationwide breakdown
Switzerland

UPDATE: Swiss emergency numbers restored after nationwide breakdown

UPDATE: What are the current rules for masks in Austria?
Austria

UPDATE: What are the current rules for masks in Austria?

German word of the day: Die Schnitzeljagd
Germany

German word of the day: Die Schnitzeljagd

Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?
France

Carte de séjour: What offences can lose you your right to live in France?

Italian word of the day: ‘Tifoso’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Tifoso’

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Car parks, job centres and festivals: How Germany is trying to get Covid jabs to everyone
Germany

Car parks, job centres and festivals: How Germany is trying to get Covid jabs to everyone

Nine dead after skydiving plane crash in central Sweden
Sweden

Nine dead after skydiving plane crash in central Sweden

Marseille: Why Hollywood can’t get enough of France’s ‘gritty city’
France

Marseille: Why Hollywood can’t get enough of France’s ‘gritty city’

MAP: the one attraction you have to visit in each province in Spain
Spain

MAP: the one attraction you have to visit in each province in Spain

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Paris to extend 30 km/h speed limit to most streets
France

Paris to extend 30 km/h speed limit to most streets

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 8th July

My Swedish Career: How Covid extended my stay in Sweden – but opened up a new career path
Sweden

My Swedish Career: How Covid extended my stay in Sweden – but opened up a new career path

The Covid-19 pandemic turned Priscilla Musoki's planned two-month trip in Sweden into more than a year-long stay – and led to a new career as an author.

Sharp increase in e-scooter accidents in Oslo leads to calls for stricter rules
Norway

Sharp increase in e-scooter accidents in Oslo leads to calls for stricter rules

A beginner’s guide to renting property in France
France

A beginner’s guide to renting property in France

Do Brits living in Italy still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?
Italy

Do Brits living in Italy still have to quarantine on trips to the UK?

Do Brits in Spain still have to quarantine on return to the UK?
Spain

Do Brits in Spain still have to quarantine on return to the UK?

FOCUS: How Spain is racing to control Delta surge by vaccinating its young people
Spain

FOCUS: How Spain is racing to control Delta surge by vaccinating its young people

Germany to offer digital vaccine certificates to Covid survivors who’ve had one jab
Germany

Germany to offer digital vaccine certificates to Covid survivors who’ve had one jab

VIDEO: Russian fighter jet alarm interrupts Spain PM’s press briefing
Spain

VIDEO: Russian fighter jet alarm interrupts Spain PM’s press briefing

Sweden lifts Covid-19 travel advisory for 11 more countries
Sweden

Sweden lifts Covid-19 travel advisory for 11 more countries

Delta variant of Covid-19 becomes dominant in Germany: What does it mean?
Germany

Delta variant of Covid-19 becomes dominant in Germany: What does it mean?

Switzerland: Winterthur to impose 30km/h speed limit across entire city
Switzerland

Switzerland: Winterthur to impose 30km/h speed limit across entire city

EU agrees to recognise Switzerland’s vaccination certificate

EU agrees to recognise Switzerland’s vaccination certificate

French phrase of the day: C’est bateau
France

French phrase of the day: C’est bateau

Can you call in sick with vaccine side effects in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Can you call in sick with vaccine side effects in Switzerland?

Covid-19: What will schools in Norway be like after the summer break?
Norway

Covid-19: What will schools in Norway be like after the summer break?

Why mastering English isn’t all good news for Danish workers and their companies
Denmark

Why mastering English isn’t all good news for Danish workers and their companies

Sweden begins new probe of 1994 ferry wreck after documentary sparks questions

Sweden begins new probe of 1994 ferry wreck after documentary sparks questions

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits
Spain

‘Eat less meat’: Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits

‘Stage zero’: North Rhine-Westphalia to scrap all contact restrictions on Friday
Germany

‘Stage zero’: North Rhine-Westphalia to scrap all contact restrictions on Friday

Antigen testing for travel now free in Switzerland
Switzerland

Antigen testing for travel now free in Switzerland

France expanding its sexy advertising campaign for Covid vaccines
France

France expanding its sexy advertising campaign for Covid vaccines

‘So many barriers since Brexit’: The French ski businesses no longer willing to hire Brits
France

‘So many barriers since Brexit’: The French ski businesses no longer willing to hire Brits

German word of the day: Papperlapapp
Germany

German word of the day: Papperlapapp

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Prosecco wars: Italy protests Croatia’s bid for special status for its prošek wine
Italy

Prosecco wars: Italy protests Croatia’s bid for special status for its prošek wine

Germany urged to ‘get more creative’ with Covid jab offers as Delta strain spreads
Germany

Germany urged to ‘get more creative’ with Covid jab offers as Delta strain spreads

Covid-19: One in four Austrians support compulsory vaccination
Austria

Covid-19: One in four Austrians support compulsory vaccination

Euro 2020: Up to 1,000 fans allowed to travel from Italy to London for final
Italy

Euro 2020: Up to 1,000 fans allowed to travel from Italy to London for final

Tell us: Are you planning a trip to Germany?
Germany

Tell us: Are you planning a trip to Germany?

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

French warned ‘avoid travel to Spain and Portugal’ over Covid variant fears

French warned ‘avoid travel to Spain and Portugal’ over Covid variant fears

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

‘Makes life easier’: What foreigners in Germany think about the new digital vaccine pass
Germany

‘Makes life easier’: What foreigners in Germany think about the new digital vaccine pass

How big is the divide between eastern and western German states?
Germany

How big is the divide between eastern and western German states?

Frenchman jailed for 30 years for killing in-laws over ‘Nazi gold hoard’
France

Frenchman jailed for 30 years for killing in-laws over ‘Nazi gold hoard’

French economy grows with surge in business activity as country reopens
France

French economy grows with surge in business activity as country reopens

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 7th July

How to get Switzerland’s immunity card in your canton
Switzerland

How to get Switzerland’s immunity card in your canton

Getting Switzerland’s Covid-19 immunity pass differs from canton to canton. Here’s what you need to know.

Vienna to allow vaccination mixing from Friday
Austria

Vienna to allow vaccination mixing from Friday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Veggie meals to cable cars – changing the face of Lyon
France

Veggie meals to cable cars – changing the face of Lyon

‘Alarming’: Austria passes heavily criticised terrorism law
Austria

‘Alarming’: Austria passes heavily criticised terrorism law

Cycle lanes, scooters and terraces – is Paris still safe for pedestrians?
France

Cycle lanes, scooters and terraces – is Paris still safe for pedestrians?

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister
Sweden

Sweden’s Stefan Löfven voted back in as Prime Minister

How tourists and visitors in Denmark can get a Covid test
Denmark

How tourists and visitors in Denmark can get a Covid test

What happens if you refuse to pay a fine for breaking the Covid rules in Norway
Norway

What happens if you refuse to pay a fine for breaking the Covid rules in Norway

Germany’s infection rate rises slightly as new Covid variant reaches Europe
Germany

Germany’s infection rate rises slightly as new Covid variant reaches Europe

How and why the Italian government will give you €100 towards buying a new TV
Italy

How and why the Italian government will give you €100 towards buying a new TV

What is France Connect and how could it make your life simpler?
France

What is France Connect and how could it make your life simpler?

Can I get Austria’s Covid green pass without an e-card?
Austria

Can I get Austria’s Covid green pass without an e-card?

‘Make Germany together’? How Merkel’s CDU missed the mark on election campaign launch
Germany

‘Make Germany together’? How Merkel’s CDU missed the mark on election campaign launch

How do bars, event venues and airports check Austria’s green pass – and what info do they see?
Austria

How do bars, event venues and airports check Austria’s green pass – and what info do they see?

Almost 2,100 migrants have died trying to reach Spain in first half of 2021: NGO
Spain

Almost 2,100 migrants have died trying to reach Spain in first half of 2021: NGO

Reader question: Does Spain’s TIE residency card always have an expiry date?
Spain

Reader question: Does Spain’s TIE residency card always have an expiry date?

Low-income workers in Germany ‘left behind’ in the vaccination rollout
Germany

Low-income workers in Germany ‘left behind’ in the vaccination rollout

Italian researchers discover 14 descendants of Leonardo Da Vinci living in Tuscany
Italy

Italian researchers discover 14 descendants of Leonardo Da Vinci living in Tuscany

Norwegian phrase of the day: Treffe spikeren på hodet
Norway

Norwegian phrase of the day: Treffe spikeren på hodet

Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?
Spain

Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?

1-2-3 Ticket: Austria’s nationwide rail pass to be further delayed
Austria

1-2-3 Ticket: Austria’s nationwide rail pass to be further delayed

Travel: How to have your Swiss vaccination recognised abroad
Switzerland

Travel: How to have your Swiss vaccination recognised abroad

Berlin to relax more Covid-19 rules from Saturday
Germany

Berlin to relax more Covid-19 rules from Saturday

French phrase of the day: Ca se fait pas
France

French phrase of the day: Ca se fait pas

‘We’re coming home’: How Denmark views the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with England
Denmark

‘We’re coming home’: How Denmark views the Euro 2020 semi-final clash with England

European Union to recognise Switzerland’s Covid certificate this week
Switzerland

European Union to recognise Switzerland’s Covid certificate this week

Masks ‘will be needed indoors in autumn’, says German Health Minister
Germany

Masks ‘will be needed indoors in autumn’, says German Health Minister

EXPLAINED: Could the US be classified as green under Norway’s Covid border rules? 
Norway

EXPLAINED: Could the US be classified as green under Norway’s Covid border rules? 

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out

Swedish politics: Why Stefan Löfven is set to return as PM two weeks after being voted out

Paris faces legal claim over lead pollution from Notre-Dame fire
France

Paris faces legal claim over lead pollution from Notre-Dame fire

Two under investigation in Germany over 2020 Vienna attack

Two under investigation in Germany over 2020 Vienna attack

Disneyland Paris apologises after mother stopped from breastfeeding at the park
France

Disneyland Paris apologises after mother stopped from breastfeeding at the park

German word of the day: Der Maskenmuffel
Germany

German word of the day: Der Maskenmuffel

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Paris passes alert level as Covid cases rise
France

Paris passes alert level as Covid cases rise

‘No need for return of state of alarm,’ Spain insists as Covid cases skyrocket
Spain

‘No need for return of state of alarm,’ Spain insists as Covid cases skyrocket

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

French court orders Twitter to reveal anti-hate speech efforts
France

French court orders Twitter to reveal anti-hate speech efforts

Swedish word of the day: ledamot
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: ledamot

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday