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Topless Femen activists disrupt rally of Franco fans in Madrid

Bare-breasted protestors from the feminist activist group Femen on Sunday disrupted a rally of some 200 people in Madrid to mark the anniversary of the death of Spain's former dictator Francisco Franco.

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France

Neglected and less reassured than ever: Brits in France face more Brexit anxiety

The final text of the withdrawal agreement coupled with the chaos in Westminster since its announcement has left Britons in France facing yet more limbo, stress and the feeling that they and the 1.2 UK citizens around the EU have simply been used and abused as mere bargaining chips once again.

2 days ago

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France

Why France's high-vis drivers' rebellion is about more than just petrol prices

The upcoming fuel protests are not just about rising petrol prices, they are the latest skirmish in a long running battle in France between the countryside and the capital, the metropolitan elite and the rural poor, motorists and ecologists, and they will test President Macron's nerve, writes John Lichfield.

1 day ago

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Sweden

Seven things to consider before switching jobs in Sweden

For expats in Sweden, finding a job to begin with can be a challenge in itself. So leaving your stable job to scout the job market might seem like a terrifying prospect. However, scary as it is, it’s not impossible...

5 days ago
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Sweden

Member event: Is Stockholm an attractive city for foreign talent?

'Stockholm and the Battle for Global Talent' was the theme of a panel event for The Local's Members, at which Stockholm's mayor and a group of experts and politicians discussed how the city could become more attractive for skilled international workers.

2 days ago

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Germany

Should people without children be forced to pay more tax in Germany?

As a care crisis looms, Health Minister Jens Spahn thinks people without children should contribute more to the German social security system. We spoke to an expert to find out why and what it all means.

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France

Woman's death casts shadow over France's anti-fuel tax road blockades

A protester was accidentally killed and more than 220 injured as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" protest against high fuel prices, which has channelled anger at stagnant spending under President Emmanuel Macron.

1 day ago

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Switzerland

Bye-bye red slips: Switzerland to farewell its famous payment forms

It's been a long time coming but Switzerland’s famous pink and orange payments slips have been given a radical makeover with a new version to be rolled out from mid-2020 on.

3 days ago

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Denmark

Copenhagen community kitchen highlights food insecurity with crowdfunding project

The organiser of a community kitchen started as a project to help fight loneliness says food insecurity is a hidden issue in Danish society.

3 days ago

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Switzerland

Your guide to the best Swiss Christmas Markets in 2018

Nobody does Christmas markets quite like the Swiss. But with offerings in nearly every city and town, it can be hard to know where to go.

2 days ago

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Sweden

Members' quiz: How much do you know about Swedish music?

Probably the only Swedish music quiz in the world that doesn't contain one question about Abba.

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