The idea of feminist porn may be attractive to some but there is no reason for the state to cough up half a million kronor to fund its production, argues Beatrice Fredriksson, a member of the Moderate Party's youth organisation and author of the Anti-Feminist Initiative blog.
Sweden's central bank has taken the unusual step of keeping its fixed interest rates pegged below zero in a bid to stimulate the economy.
Long a magnet for artsy, creative types, Berlin has become a hotbed for technology start-ups. Sabine Devins reports on the German capital's new IT entrepreneurs.
Dieter Althaus resigned from his posts as the premier of Thuringia and the head of state’s conservative Christian Democrats on Thursday.
Salaries for top executives of major German companies plummeted by one-fifth last year as the financial crisis began to bite in Europe's top economy, a study released on Thursday showed.
Here’s something for the FC Bayern Munich fan who has everything: a high-efficiency washing machine and vacuum cleaner set kitted-out in the football club’s colours.
Philip Murphy, the new US ambassador to Germany officially took up his post on Thursday after handing President Horst Köhler his diplomatic accreditation in an official ceremony at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace.
With an important meeting of EU's foreign ministers taking place in Stockholm this weekend, David Stavrou examines the changing roles of Sweden and the EU in world affairs.
A 55-year-old man has died from suspected swine flu, the Västmanland regional health authority has announced. If the virus is confirmed, it will be Sweden’s second swine flu death, after a man in the Uppsala region who had contracted the virus died last Friday.
Austrian Airlines (AUA) will stop losing money next year and will start making profit again as soon as possible after that, the troubled carrier's new owner, German giant Lufthansa, vowed on Thursday.
The government has approved the controversial Bypass Stockholm (Förbifart Stockholm) traffic link that will cost the state around 27 billion kronor ($3.75 billion). The project has been strongly criticised on environmental grounds.
As Germany's general election approaches at the end of the month, a study released on Thursday showed that two-thirds of the country's voters believe that politicians are lying when they make campaign promises.
Sweden’s central bank has pledged to hold its benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, at 0.25 percent until next autumn in a bid to keep interest rates low for business and households.
A team of Swedish and Chinese researchers has discovered that the first ever dogs emerged in an area south of the Yangtze River in China some 16,000 years ago.
A woman was bound and robbed by two female intruders in her home in central Härnösand in northern Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.
Munich police are calling for witnesses to reveal the owner of valuable 17th-century painting stolen by the Nazis that recently turned up on an antique appraisal television show.
The Year in Sweden - September: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.
A seventh grade high school student was absent from school for a whole year, but neither the school nor the county council raised the alarm, according to a report in the Östgöta Correspondenten newspaper.
This Week's Highlights: A big art opening in Berlin, Belgian dancers in Hannover, and a children's film festival in Frankfurt.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel assured on Thursday that the controversial Asse nuclear waste depot in Lower Saxony would be cleaned up quickly.
The government will shortly introduce reforms proposing that it be obligatory for all refugees arriving in the country to take part in a society orientation course to facilitate their establishment in Swedish society.
Residents near the Ruhr River are celebrating the return of salmon to the once uninhabitable waters near Essen this week.
A new film soon to hit screens in Germany tells the true story of a female Jewish high-jumper whom the Nazis excluded from the 1936 Berlin Olympics, picking instead a man in drag - who came fourth.
A baby that was infected with a deadly strain of multiresistant bacteria was kept in a ward with other premature babies for almost an entire day, according to a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper.
European health ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting on October 12th to discuss the spread of swine flu, Sweden's Health Minister Maria Larsson said on Wednesday, according to AFP.