The number of unemployed has dropped below the key three million level in Germany, Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, helped by a mix of government measures and reforms.
The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel by provocatively praising her recent attack on multiculturalism.
The Moderate Party’s new party secretary Sofia Arkelsten came under fire on Wednesday for accepting an all-expenses paid trip to the south of France from Dutch oil company Shell.
A thrill-seeking man was in a critical condition Wednesday after trying to ''base-jump'' from the 118 metre-high roof of the half-finished Waldorf-Astoria hotel building in Berlin.
Swedish mums would like to spend more time with their kids, half think that other mums would like to be housewives if they could, while six of ten feel that fathers take a greater share of the responsibility in the home, a new survey has shown.
Germany’s ski season will begin a bit early, as ample snowfall allows operators to open the slopes on country’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, this weekend.
Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday rode to the defence of a controversial Franco-German plan to toughen Europe's fiscal rules, saying the EU faced political gridlock without Paris and Berlin.
A Stockholm district court judge overseeing an ongoing trial against a Bosnian suspected of aggravated war crimes during the Balkan conflict has received a death threat.
Sweden Democrats' (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson is the only parliamentary party leader not invited to the Nobel banquet in Stockholm City Hall in December, with the Nobel Foundation citing the values expressed in Alfred Nobel's will.
The Swedish National Migration Board (Migrationsverket) will allow visiting students to apply online for their entry visas and residence permits, as well as pay their fees on its website.
Volkswagen, the biggest European automaker, said on Wednesday that its third-quarter net profit leapt more than 10-fold to €2.2 billion ($3.0 billion) on strong demand and strict cost controls.
An architect in the Russian enclave Kaliningrad is trying to rally support for plans to restore the historic centre of what was once the East Prussian city of Königsberg to its pre-war splendour.
The uneasy alliance between Sweden's Social Democrats, Greens, and Left Party was doomed from the start, argues former Social Democratic politician and communications consultant Niklas Nordström.
The Swedish government wants to extend the powers of police and prosecutors to access personal details from internet service providers in cases of less serious offences such as file sharing, libel and grooming.
The biggest German power company, EON, said on Wednesday it would book charges worth €2.6 billion ($3.6 billion) for devalued assets in France, Italy and Spain.
SAP, the professional software giant, posted on Wednesday a third quarter net profit of €501 million ($690 million), a gain of 12 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Switzerland's banks have long been popular among German tax dodgers, but it turns out that an increasing number of Swiss citizens are hiding their money at southern German financial institutions, according to a media report on Wednesday.
Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, posted Wednesday a sharp third-quarter loss linked to its purchase of Postbank, although underlying results were not quite as bad.
Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux reported a 15 percent slump in third quarter profits on Wednesday, due to lower sales in Europe and the United States and exchange rate losses.
A national government agency has estimated that another 19 billion kronor ($2.81 billion) are needed to "build away" Sweden's housing shortage every year.
Nordic banking giant Nordea on Wednesday reported a third quarter jump in profits of 14 percent, far in excess of analyst forecasts.
A national association dealing with child custody issues paid over 80 percent in overhead costs totalling nearly 34 million kronor ($5 million) to a telemarketing company from the donations it received from two campaigns last year.
The man detained by German authorities for stalking Chancellor Angela Merkel sees himself as a peace activist and was trying to share his plan for peace in the Middle East, he said in an interview on Wednesday.
Sweden will decrease its herring and salmon catch quota in the Baltic Sea next year, a departure from years of wrangling over cod fishing.
The German cabinet on Wednesday backed several proposed changes to immigration laws including cracking down on forced marriages by making them a punishable offence and offering better protection for victims.
A double by German international midfield star Bastian Schweinsteiger saw holders Bayern Munich beat Werder Bremen 2-1 on Tuesday and reach the third round of the German Cup.