On Wednesday the Riksdag voted in favour of the Social Democrats’ proposal that known hooligans should report to authorities prior to major sporting events.
Swedes find foreign minister Carl Bildt to be the funniest politician and minister for enterprise and energy Maud Olofsson to be the most boring, according to a survey carried out by TV channel Comedy Central.
German elites are unhappy with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her centre-right government, although she appears to be finding more favour with the population as a whole, two new polls indicate.
As towns in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) region of Saxony cleared up on Wednesday after a tornado ripped off roofs and pushed over trees, weather forecasters warned of wild weather in other parts of the country for the evening.
German cities are among the greenest in Europe, according to a new survey ranking urban centres around the world depending upon their environmental footprint.
A man in Berlin is trying to get his fellow Germans to eat fresh bugs and other creepy-crawly creatures. Moises Mendoza puts the vitamin and protein-rich insect treats to the taste test.
While most Swedes look forward to dancing around a traditional maypole this Midsummer, one group of gender-conscious revellers is pushing Swedes to celebrate the holiday by gathering around a vagina instead, contributor Lina Sennevall discovers.
Being caught throwing a beer can anywhere else than in the trash is set to become a costly affair in Sweden after a new law to combat litterbugs comes into effect in July.
Sweden's economic growth is expected to slow further in 2011 following record strong growth in 2010, according to a new forecast from the Sweden's National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).
A Swedish citizen and democracy activist was sentenced to life imprisonment in Bahrain on Wednesday after being convicted of "terrorist activity", according to the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR).
A body has been discovered close to the home of the 17-year old girl who went missing on Saturday.
Long seen as a bit of an also-ran in the world of pop, French music is enjoying a resurgence.
Politicians have demanded action after a new report estimated that benefit fraud in France costs taxpayers €20 billion euros a year.
A country-wide campaign by feminist group ‘Osez le feminisme’, says the clitoris is too often forgotten.
Migrant children born in Switzerland are much less likely to go to university than Swiss children, mainly due to unfavorable conditions at home and language barriers, a study found.
While German industry continues to try to fill jobs remaining empty as the economy grows, politicians are split on how and even whether to attract foreign professionals, while others say Germany is simply not attractive enough to them.
A week after a similar party turned chaotic, authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state are desperately trying to ban a July 1 bash organized on Facebook that they fear could become unsafe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly promised her junior coalition partners the Free Democrats tax cuts for the middle class ahead of the next general election in 2013.
Swedish health officials have neglected to issue warnings about contaminated cocaine circulating in the country, despite evidence suggesting that around two-thirds of cocaine in Sweden may contain an antibacterial agent primarily used to rid animals of parasites.
Swedish cheap-and-chic fashion giant H&M on Wednesday posted a net profit down 18 percent from a year ago and said it was facing challenging conditions in both its sourcing and sale markets.
The year’s longest day that marks the beginning of summer has brought soaring temperatures across Switzerland, and some thunderstorms.
What does a Neo-Nazi look like? One’s typical stereotype might be of a jackbooted skinhead. But increasing numbers of active right-wing extremists in Germany are actually women, experts say.
A 13-year-old girl with a pierced nose has been told she's not welcome at a Swedish school, prompting her mother to file a complaint with the country's education authorities.
A 45-year-old Norwegian man on trial for kidnapping, robbing and extorting several million kronor from wealthy Swedes was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday.
New rules requiring biometric information from non-Europeans wishing to study in Sweden is causing problems for would-be foreign students, according to Swedish universities.
Famous for its dramatic gorges, sandstone rock formations and spas, Siobhan Dowling visits Saxony’s very own Switzerland.
US prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Kosovo Albanian man accused of shooting dead two US airmen on a bus at Frankfurt airport in Germany.