The Local’s live Eurovision commentary
Germany

The Local’s live Eurovision commentary

Please join The Local's Ben Knight for insightful commentary and analysis of this year's Eurovision Song Contest starting at 9 pm CET!

Eurovision counts down
Germany

Eurovision counts down

Music acts from 25 nations prepared to compete on Saturday evening in the Eurovision Song Contest, a kitschy pop extravaganza being held in Düsseldorf. Watch The Local's live coverage from 9 pm CET!

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Sweden

Healthcare in focus in by-election push

The Social Democrats have once again emphasised their committment to public healthcare services ahead of tomorrow’s by-election in Västra Götaland.

Job centre: Germany needs two million skilled immigrants
Germany

Job centre: Germany needs two million skilled immigrants

Frank-Jürgen Weise, head of the Federal Labour Agency (BA), said in an interview published Saturday that Germany needs two million qualified foreigners over the next few years to avoid a labour shortage.

Easyjet strike causes delays in Berlin
Germany

Easyjet strike causes delays in Berlin

A warning strike by Easyjet employees at Berlin's Schönefeld airport caused severe disruption on Saturday morning. Several flights had to be cancelled, while many others were delayed.

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Sweden

Warm weather poses snakes and wasps risk

The warm weather being enjoyed by most of Sweden at the moment also brings with it the combined danger of more wasps and snakes across the country.

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt
Germany

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt

Up to 50 MPs in Germany's ruling coalition may vote against the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM), according to a eurosceptic MP in the government's junior partner, the Free Democratic Party.

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Sweden

Swedes to face Finland in ice hockey final

Sweden reached its first ice hockey World Cup Final in ice hockey in five years on Saturday, following a comprehensive victory over the Czech Republic.

Steinbrück signals chancellorship ambitions
Germany

Steinbrück signals chancellorship ambitions

Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has signalled his willingness to be a chancellor candidate for his Social Democratic Party, in an interview to be broadcast this weekend.

Merkel and Netanyahu discuss Mideast peace
Germany

Merkel and Netanyahu discuss Mideast peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Israeli-Palestinian ties on Friday, a week before Netanyahu takes his battle against Palestinian statehood to Washington.

Sony Ericsson ends trademark dispute
Sweden

Sony Ericsson ends trademark dispute

Sony Ericsson ends trademark battle

Berlin calls on Greece to restructure debt
Germany

Berlin calls on Greece to restructure debt

The EU Commission, the IMF and Germany are calling for Greece to reschedule its massive debt burden, due to the deteriorating situation, the German press reported Saturday.

Suppliers lose patience with Saab
Sweden

Suppliers lose patience with Saab

The Saab saga took yet another new twist on Friday when several suppliers to the carmaker warned staff of possible redundancies.