The head of the Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research is forecasting steady growth of 2.4 percent for the German economy next year.
Former England coach Steve McClaren received the dreaded vote of confidence from the board of struggling Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday.
Germany's pre-Christmas travel chaos shifted from airports to roads and railways Friday. Frozen overhead wires caused the suspension of the Berlin-Hannover rail link, while ice caused several motorway accidents.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lashed out at a British daily for publishing parts of a Swedish police report detailing the rape allegations against him.
One of the guards at Royal Palace in Stockholm was robbed of his weapon on Thursday night.
The Kungsträdsgården metro station in Stockholm was evacuated on Thursday night after a train driver alerted authorities to a suspicious package.
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has played down German criticism of his government's controversial new media laws, saying Hungary was conforming to European Union rules.
Train schedules are back on schedule on Christmas Eve after public transportation across Sweden was plagued by delays on Thursday, according to the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), which responsible for the country’s transport infrastructure.
In a country shrouded in darkness almost 24 hours a day, Swedes light up the Christmas darkness as candles appear in the windows of homes, shops, offices and cafes throughout the country.
German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle has rejected proposals by French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for eurozone economic governance.
Fresh snow, wind and rain are likely to make Christmas Eve quite slushy for many Germans as relatively mild weather takes hold. But temperatures will drop over the holiday weekend.