Saab chairman Victor Muller arrived in Trollhättan on Tuesday to brief employees on the cooperation with Chinese firm Pang Da and to apologise for the turbulence of recent weeks.
When a performing arts group put on a show at a the Inkonst culture venue in central Malmö on Friday, one actor got so drunk that he fell asleep on stage.
Toshiba and its Japanese partners plan to buy Swiss metering technology firm Landis+Gyr for 200 billion yen ($2.5 billion), local media said on Tuesday.
Voters have decided that toddlers at Zürich kindergartens will only learn Swiss German in future, instead of the standard language spoken in Germany.
Switzerland is backing an initiative by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest the Libyan leader on charges of crimes against humanity, according to media reports.
From the creamy raclette to gruyère cheeses, Switzerland is set to sign an agreement with the EU to protect the geographical origins of about 20 Swiss products.
The pan-European network of NGOs and research institutes has called on the Swedish government to use the opportunity of a "slave auction" held in Lund in April to "address the specific needs of victims of racism and racial hatred".
Germany's 17 nuclear power plants are generally considered safe, though four older reactors may close because they are exceptionally vulnerable to plane crashes, Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen said on Tuesday.
Bavarian football giants Bayern Munich have averted a title-free season by again being voted the best vegetarian-friendly club in the Bundesliga by animal rights group PETA.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has promised members of parliament that strict conditions will be attached to any future bailout of eurozone members.
Around 20 Nobel prize winners will preside over a mock courtroom in Stockholm on Tuesday, with the Planet Earth and humanity on opposing sides of the case, as part of a symposium to highlight global sustainability.
A new exhibition at the German Historical Museum (DHM) in Berlin offers insight into everyday life in East Germany and post-communist eastern Europe with never-before-seen photos. Curator Yara-Colette Lemke took The Local on a tour.
A taxi-driver in Uppsala in central Sweden who was convicted of sexual harassment against a woman passenger last autumn can continue to drive his cab after appealing the verdict, despite two more reported offences.
A elementary school teacher from Skövde in western Sweden is one 28 Europeans recognised by the EU in a competition to highlight language diversity.
Police in Cologne have found the remains of a 48-year-old man whose body was partially devoured by his two pet dogs after he died alone, media reported Tuesday.
Having a relative with an alcohol problem increases the risk of an individual developing alcoholism, a new Swedish study published on Tuesday has shown.
The Swedish government has announced changes to its unemployment policy to extend access to labour market training even for the long-term unemployed, bowing to broad criticism of existing regulations.
The pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) is stepping up its effort to revive flagging voter interest with an overhaul of Germany's social welfare net, suggesting a basic children’s income should replace all parenting and child payments.
Not known as a hotbed for burglary, Germany suffered a jump of nearly 7 percent in break-ins last year, according to crime statistics cited by daily Die Welt on Tuesday.
Another attempt to kill bears by fooling them into eating a blood-soaked mattress, thus causing them to starve to death slowly due to constipation, has been uncovered in the north of Sweden.
A fire at an apartment building in Cologne’s Mülheim district overnight left one person dead and 17 others seriously injured.
The OECD has criticised Sweden for using money from the development aid budget to finance embassy operations, in contravention of international regulations.
Quick action by the head of a Canadian choir touring Sweden narrowly averted an accident when the driver of their tour bus suffered a heart attack at full speed, Swedish media reported Monday.
German shipbuilding group HDW has pulled out of a subcontractor deal to build two submarines at an Arab-owned shipyard in Greece.
A 24-year-old Italian-Canadian teacher living in Berlin was recently invited to Brussels to receive an EU award for language diversity. The Local went along for the ride.
Sweden's emergency response service SOS Alarm has been put under review by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).