This Week's Highlights: Animated films in Stuttgart, a surfing and skateboarding festival in Hamburg, and opera in a Berlin museum.
Last-minute tax filers in Sweden were given a short reprieve on Wednesday after the country's tax authorities extended the 2012 filing deadline due to a technical glitch.
A German man was in French police custody on Wednesday, after dropping a smoke bomb onto a nuclear power station near Lyon from his paraglider as part of a Greenpeace initiative to show up security gaps.
A Swedish man who received five parking tickets on the same street over the past two years despite being legally parked, has reported the matter despite an apology from city officials acknowledging their repeated mistake.
Charges have been filed in a suspected case of gang rape in which seven teenagers forced an intoxicated 17-year-old old girl to perform oral sex on them in the cellar of an apartment building in eastern Sweden.
There will be no Scandinavian stop on the next season of the European Poker Tour (EPT).
Switzerland's top mobile provider Swisscom reported on Wednesday that net profit fell by 3.8 percent to 456 million francs (€379.5 million, $499.7 million) in the first quarter.
Swiss banking giant UBS reported that net profit slid by 54 percent to 827 million Swiss francs (€688 million, $910 million) in the first quarter of 2012, sharply below expectations, in a statement on Wednesday.
Germany is set to introduce “petrol police” to collect and monitor fuel prices across the country – from import to the pump, in an attempt to combat soaring prices.
A May Day rally in Zurich turned violent on Tuesday as a group of youths set fire to rubbish bins and pelted police with bottles and stones, drawing teargas and water-cannon fire in response.
A French Trotskyite returned to his job in a Ford car factory Wednesday after failing to get himself elected as the country's president.
France's BFM-TV said Wednesday it had dropped Dominique Strauss-Kahn's journalist wife from taking part in election night coverage because the disgraced Socialist was once more in the media spotlight.
Swiss experts have warned that a bear that first appeared in the Lower Engadine region, may become more dangerous after it was hit by train on Monday evening travelling from Scuol to Samedan.
Nicolas Sarkozy will make a last-ditch bid on Wednesday to turn the tide against Socialist Francois Hollande when they go head to head in the French presidential election's one and only television debate.
Spotify has released its long-anticipated iPad app, allowing users to access the hit Swedish digital music service via an interface tailored to Apple's popular tablet computer.
France concluded on Wednesday two weeks of war games with the United Arab Emirates, which officials from both sides insisted were not related to regional tensions involving Iran.
Unusual spring weather in southern France has become an internet sensation – Toulouse tornadoes have taken YouTube by storm.
Revered and reviled German media tycoon Axel Springer, whose empire encompasses major opinion-making papers Bild and Die Welt, would have turned 100 on Wednesday, prompting praise and condemnation.
As Euro 2012 approaches in Poland and Ukraine, soccer has become a political football over the treatment of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Is sport a useful diplomatic tool or should it be free of politics? Have your say.
A former preschool teacher who locked several young children in a drying cupboard was convicted on Wednesday by a court in western Sweden for assaults against a number of toddlers.
The number of Swiss people who are scared of flying is so high that coaching sessions are booked out and new clinics are opening has opened to meet the need for therapy.
Nicolas Sarkozy’s May Day rally at the Place du Trocedero, in front of the Eiffel Tower, was at the centre of an age-old dispute yesterday – the number of people estimated to have attended.
Police arrested 81 people on Tuesday after a Salafist Muslim protest in western Germany against a far-right group displaying cartoons of Mohammed outside mosques turned violent, with rocks thrown at police who responded with tear gas.
A woman was sent to hospital on Tuesday night after being hit by a flying man at a bar in central Sweden.
Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre has advised against a boycott for Norwegians seeking to visit this summer's European Football Championship in Ukraine, while expressing concern over political developments in the country.
Unemployment fell in Germany in April, to slip beneath the three million mark, but was actually higher in seasonally adjusted terms, according to figures released by the German Federal Labour Agency on Wednesday.
Britain and Sweden, backed by eastern European allies, squared off with Germany, France and other EU states Wednesday over rules to harden the defences of banks against any crisis.
Norwegian officials have been made to wait to meet with John Sørbø, the Norwegian aid worker captured by the Sudanese army last week.
Top German automobile maker BMW is facing a stiff legal challenge from an American man who claims a four-hour ride on one of their motorbikes left him with a permanent erection.
A Greenpeace activist flew into a nuclear power plant near Lyon on Wednesday morning, depositing a red smoke canister on the roof of a reactor, in a bid to demonstrate French nuclear sites' vulnerability.
Super-yacht PlanetSolar, brainchild of a Swiss eco-adventurer, has completed the first ever round-the-world trip to be powered entirely by the sun's rays.
Norwegian world swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died aged 26 at a training camp in the United States, Norway's swim federation announced on Tuesday.
Berlin and Hamburg saw their most peaceful May Days in years, authorities claimed on Tuesday. But the police were accused of "unbelievable brutality" as one anti-capitalist demonstration was broken up in the German capital.
Ex-Social Democrat minister Thomas Östros will be the new head of the Swedish Bankers' Association (Svenska Bankföreningen), it was revealed on Wednesday.
The head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, Jean-Claude Juncker, supports German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to take over the post in July, a press report said on Tuesday.
The doctoral programme in the Swedish Armed Forces has come under fire after the 220 million kronor ($32.7 million) project has only resulted in two working graduates since the programme’s inception in 1992.
Football violence is increasing in Germany, with reports of trouble at games now almost every week. At the same time, the Bundesliga is booming. The Local asked Jacob Sweetman of No Dice magazine to square the circle.
Police in central Sweden were called in when a knife-wielding six-year-old began threatening two girls in a street fight on Tuesday evening.