Interest in Sweden’s royal palaces increased markedly last year, with the number of visitors rising by 25 percent.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ruled out tax cuts in Europe's biggest economy "in the foreseeable future" following a "bitter defeat" in a key state poll in North Rhine-Westphalia.
For the first time since the financial crisis, the unemployment rate has begun to fall compared to the situation a year ago. At the end of last week, 221,622 were registered as unemployed with the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen), a decrease of 2,765 from the week before.
Healthcare in Germany is better than in most countries, but patients are facing increasing costs and political doctoring. Ben Knight gives the system a check-up for Berlin’s English-language magazine Exberliner.
An Augsburg man dubbed the “Parking Lot Sheriff” by the German media was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence on Monday for a systematic extortion scam involving confiscating cars and demanding sky-high fees.
Scandinavian airline SAS has signed a letter of intent to sell its stake in Estonian Air, the Estonian government confirmed on Monday.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will be released from a Brussels hospital later on Monday and there is "no reason" to speculate he will step down due to poor health, officials in Berlin said.
The German government is considering extending the scheduled phaseout to nuclear energy until 2050, but the country’s ageing atomic power plants are reportedly sparking an increasing number of safety concerns.
Are social media changing global relations? Can tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube strengthen Sweden’s relations with regions such as the Middle East? These are important question to raise, for us as individuals and for Sweden as a nation, writes Javeria Rizvi Kabani from the Swedish Institute.
The state election debacle in North Rhine-Westphalia for the Christian Democrats has finally robbed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition of its reformist illusions, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
An independent report commissioned by the municipality of Gothenburg to review the accounts of the city's sports and clubs division amid allegations of bribery, has complained that the material is incomplete in a report submitted on Monday.
Sweden Post and Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, have unveiled new stamps and coins commemorating the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on June 19th.
Malmö police have petitioned the government for a temporary illegal weapons amnesty, reporting an increase in the number of weapons in circulation in the city's criminal circles.
German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April.
While both Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin could agree that Sweden should support troubled euro area countries, the tone of their Sunday evening televised debate was often heated.
The Stockholm stock exchange joined European markets in rebounding strongly on Monday on news of the €750 billion ($1 trillion) package to ease debt pressure on troubled euro area countries.
With a Social Democratic-Greens alliance coming up just one seat short of a majority in the North Rhine-Westphalia election, the SPD on Monday faced some uncomfortable options for forming a coalition in the state.
Germany's trade surplus leapt higher in March, official data showed on Monday, with the euro's fall in value against other major currencies helping crucial exports rack up solid gains.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that an emergency trillion-dollar rescue package for crisis-hit eurozone countries would serve as bulwark for the beleaguered euro.
The National Council for Coordination of HIV Prevention (Nationella hivrådet) has launched a campaign to encourage Sweden's youth to choose condoms in a push to halve the spread of HIV by 2016.
A 19-year-old woman has reported that she was raped in a toilet at the Eriksdalsbadet swimming pool in central Stockholm on Sunday, her 15-year-old alleged attacker has claimed that she consented.
German voters, angry over a colossal bail-out for Greece, handed Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition a blistering defeat in a state poll on Sunday, which also cost it its majority in the upper house.
Five southern German airports closed due to a second ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano have been reopened, authorities announced late on Sunday evening.
Cool and wet temperatures are expected for the coming days, with nighttime temperatures dropping low enough for frost, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.
Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg was on Sunday unwilling to rule out that Sweden would assist in underwriting a bailout fund for troubled euro economies.