Porsche and Volkswagen agreed on Wednesday to merge into a new German automobile giant – putting a new twist on the indebted luxury carmaker's attempted takeover of the much larger VW.
Several thousand parents were left without childcare on Wednesday as an estimated 19,000 teachers and social workers went on strike across Germany.
Sweden’s central bank could raise interest rates quickly to combat inflation associated with an economic recovery in Sweden, Riksbank chief Stefan Ingves warned on Wednesday.
German automaker BMW fell into a loss early this year on weak demand for luxury cars and expects a tough entry into 2010, but its results surprised analysts on Wednesday as shares surged.
Felix Magath, coach of current Bundesliga leaders Wolfsburg, will join rivals Schalke 04 at the end of the season, he confirmed on Wednesday.
Hans Rausing, the self-exiled Swedish billionaire who founded the TetrPak packaging empire, has taken the liberty of advising finance minister Anders Borg on what he could do to attract more companies to Sweden.
One man has been arrested following a suspicious car fire outside of Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Stockholm on Wednesday afternoon.
What's on in Sweden: English speaking theatre and American Vaudeville in Stockholm; Uncle Vanya and LGBT Festival in Gothenburg; Jean Michel Jarre in Malmö
Text messages sent to or from politicians can be considered public documents, a Swedish has ruled.
Police staged a massive operation in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein to arrest a boy on Wednesday after fellow classmates revealed his plans to commit a school shooting.
Swedish health officials have confirmed that a woman in her 50s in the Stockholm area has contracted a mild form of the swine flu virus that has claimed at least 31 lives.
The plight of three young brothers who were allegedly placed in sacks and hung from hooks in the attic of a foster home in central Sweden has led to charges against the couple in whose care the boys were placed following the death of their mother.
The largest deportation of Vietnamese nationals in years is planned for the beginning of June, a spokesperson for the German Federal Police in Potsdam told daily Berliner Zeitung this week.
An intoxicated Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko and his son Oleksandr caused a scene at the Frankfurt airport this week when a German Lufthansa pilot refused to allow them onto a plane, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.
So far, we have listings for Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart; other cities will be added in the coming weeks. This week’s cinematic highlight is the mystery thriller “Angels & Demons” with Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor and the latest edition of the “Star Trek” franchise.
Welcome to The Local’s Essential Guide to Voting in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections.
The European Parliament is the EU’s primary legislative body and meets (in true EU fashion) both in Brussels and in Strasbourg, France, depending on the day of the week.
Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years.
All Swedish citizens aged 18 or over are eligible to vote. In addition, all citizens of EU countries resident in Sweden are eligible to vote in Sweden.
If you are eligible to vote, you should receive a voting card in the post from the Election Authority by May 19th.
In order to keep our sanity (and your attention), we’ll restrict our quick-and-dirty summaries to the seven Riksdag parties and four smaller parties making headlines ahead of this year’s vote.
Below are several short election platform summaries for the seven political parties currently represented in the Riksdag.
Here are some of the other political parties with the potential to have an impact in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections.
Authorities have raided the offices of German utility vehicle manufacturer MAN facilities on suspicion of bribery and corruption, the Munich public prosecutor’s office said.
Pirates off the coast of Somalia have hijacked a German cargo ship only days after Berlin aborted the rescue attempt of another vessel in the region.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post- och telestyrelsen - PTS) is to launch an inquiry into a television, internet and IP telephony outage that affected hundreds of thousands of Com Hem's customers on Tuesday evening.
Italian automaker Fiat has denied a report that it plans to slash 18,000 jobs by closing or scaling down 10 factories in Europe in a possible takeover of Germany's Opel.
Climate change could be leading to bigger and more numerous spiders, according to a new study published by a group of German and Danish scientists in British journal Biology Letters on Wednesday.
US President Barack Obama will return to Germany for a visit soon, according to daily Bild on Wednesday.
Washington has asked Germany to take in some of the 17 Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay for years and cleared for release, while France will accept an Algerian inmate, US officials said Tuesday.
A list of 17 names believed to refer to World War II British prisoners of war held by Nazi Germany near its infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp has surfaced in Poland, an Auschwitz museum historian said Tuesday.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday urged party leaders from the political opposition to agree to a truce on contentious domestic issues during Sweden’s upcoming European Union (EU) presidency.
US authorities announced on Tuesday the indictment of a 21-year-old Swede on charges of hacking into computer systems at the NASA space agency and US networking giant Cisco.
Sweden’s airport authority is reeling after an investigation into computer network problems revealed that several employees were surfing pornographic websites while on the job.