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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
'Italy must overhaul its labour market': IMF

'Italy must overhaul its labour market': IMF

Italy's government must overhaul its labour market to kick-start its economy, which is set to shrink for the third year running in 2014, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Madrid ready to fight as Catalonia 'legalizes' vote

Madrid ready to fight as Catalonia 'legalizes' vote

Spain’s central government will hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Saturday or Sunday if Catalonia’s regional parliament approves the “consultation” law on the referendum on Friday, a move it hopes will make a possible independence vote more legal. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
French leaders relieved by Scotland's 'No' vote

French leaders relieved by Scotland's 'No' vote

There was plenty of relief in France's political classes on Friday after Scottish voters decisively rejected independence from the United Kingdom. One top minister said a 'yes ' vote would have hurt the European Union. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
'In a globalized world we don't need more loners'

'In a globalized world we don't need more loners'

The Scottish referendum has dominated the German media this morning, as Germans had been apprehensive for the European consequences of a possible "Yes" vote for Scottish independence. The result is also set to lead the UK to a more German-model of government. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Sweden welcomes Scotland's 'No' vote

Sweden welcomes Scotland's 'No' vote

Sweden’s outgoing foreign minister Carl Bildt has welcomed Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence from the UK in Thursday’s referendum. The pound rose against the krona following the result. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Danish man posing as sex 'Monster' in Norway

Danish man posing as sex 'Monster' in Norway

A man, previously jailed for sex offences in Denmark, is now in Norway trying to lure young girls by promising them fake jobs with the energy drink "Monster". READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Man shoots son during hunting season day trip

Man shoots son during hunting season day trip

A man accidentally shot his 22-year-old son during the course of a hunt near Andermatt in the canton of Uri, police reported on Thursday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Councilors resign over film with Nazi symbols

Councilors resign over film with Nazi symbols

Two Burgenland ÖVP councilors who appeared surrounded by Nazi memorabilia in Ulrich Seidl's new documentary feature, In The Basement, have resigned. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Legalise facial tattoos: Social Liberals

Legalise facial tattoos: Social Liberals

"This is about an individual’s right to decide," the party's chairman of the board said in throwing support behind the 50-year-old ban on tattooing faces, hands and necks. READ »

 
 
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