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Wednesday 27th October

Austria records highest number of daily Covid cases since 2020
Austria

Austria records highest number of daily Covid cases since 2020

Austria on Wednesday recorded more new Covid-19 cases than in any other 24-hour period so far in 2021.

Italy ‘rediscovering normality’ thanks to high Covid vaccination rate, official says
Italy

Italy ‘rediscovering normality’ thanks to high Covid vaccination rate, official says

2G for evening dining and more masks: Styria tightens Covid-19 restrictions
Austria

2G for evening dining and more masks: Styria tightens Covid-19 restrictions

Zan bill: Italy’s senate blocks anti-homophobia law
Italy

Zan bill: Italy’s senate blocks anti-homophobia law

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How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Norway
Norway

How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Norway

MAP: Which are the safest parts of Italy to live in?
Italy

MAP: Which are the safest parts of Italy to live in?

Health pass warning as Covid-19 cases rise again in France
France

Health pass warning as Covid-19 cases rise again in France

Denmark registers most Covid-19 infections in a day since January
Denmark

Denmark registers most Covid-19 infections in a day since January

New museum honours dark scandal of France’s past
France

New museum honours dark scandal of France’s past

Sweden rolls out Covid-19 booster shot to over-65s
Sweden

Sweden rolls out Covid-19 booster shot to over-65s

Covid-19: Norwegian health minister says return to national restrictions ‘could be relevant’
Norway

Covid-19: Norwegian health minister says return to national restrictions ‘could be relevant’

Citizenship: How personal debt could stop you from becoming Swiss
Switzerland

Citizenship: How personal debt could stop you from becoming Swiss

France threatens extra UK border checks in post-Brexit fishing row
France

France threatens extra UK border checks in post-Brexit fishing row

Swedish agency’s bizarre translation fail: ‘Why did you need a baby?’
Sweden

Swedish agency’s bizarre translation fail: ‘Why did you need a baby?’

Halloween: Spain’s most haunted places
Spain

Halloween: Spain’s most haunted places

Parents of Bornholm killing victim see racism in crime
Denmark

Parents of Bornholm killing victim see racism in crime

What you need to know about parking in Austria
Austria

What you need to know about parking in Austria

Germany could end Covid pandemic rules in March 2022
Germany

Germany could end Covid pandemic rules in March 2022

Second-home owners: What French taxes do you need to pay?
France

Second-home owners: What French taxes do you need to pay?

15 ways to swear like a Swiss German
Switzerland

15 ways to swear like a Swiss German

IN DETAIL: The financial aid to buy greener vehicles in France
France

IN DETAIL: The financial aid to buy greener vehicles in France

Reader question: How do you use the UK NHS Covid health pass in Italy?
Italy

Reader question: How do you use the UK NHS Covid health pass in Italy?

Germany expects consumer price rises to peak this year
Germany

Germany expects consumer price rises to peak this year

French word of the day: Dépouiller
France

French word of the day: Dépouiller

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

EXPLAINED: What changes in Italy’s new budget?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What changes in Italy’s new budget?

Denmark announces plan to spend billions on local healthcare
Denmark

Denmark announces plan to spend billions on local healthcare

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

55 million people in Germany have ‘inadequate public transport’
Germany

55 million people in Germany have ‘inadequate public transport’

Wristbands, fences and 3G: How will Christmas markets look this year in Austria?

Wristbands, fences and 3G: How will Christmas markets look this year in Austria?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in November 2021
Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in November 2021

Norwegian oil company doubles revenue as gas prices surge  

Norwegian oil company doubles revenue as gas prices surge  

Spain’s Santander sees profits rise thanks to favourable business in UK and US
Spain

Spain’s Santander sees profits rise thanks to favourable business in UK and US

Zurich Airport named best in Europe: Have your say
Switzerland

Zurich Airport named best in Europe: Have your say

Germany’s future coalition parties set out Covid plans for winter
Germany

Germany’s future coalition parties set out Covid plans for winter

11 ways to express shock or surprise in French
France

11 ways to express shock or surprise in French

Spain extends UK driving licence validity until December 31st
Spain

Spain extends UK driving licence validity until December 31st

What are the Covid-19 rules and regulations in Austria now?
Austria

What are the Covid-19 rules and regulations in Austria now?

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week
Austria

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week

France launches hotline for elderly to get Covid vaccine at home
France

France launches hotline for elderly to get Covid vaccine at home

Storms in Italy: Two dead in flooding as Sicily still on alert
Italy

Storms in Italy: Two dead in flooding as Sicily still on alert

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Austrian police warn residents of fake DHL text message scam
Austria

Austrian police warn residents of fake DHL text message scam

Swedish word of the day: vemod
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: vemod

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Supply chain problems create headache for next German government
Germany

Supply chain problems create headache for next German government

Berlin allows Christmas markets to exclude unvaccinated people
Germany

Berlin allows Christmas markets to exclude unvaccinated people

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday

Frenchman on trial for pretending to be nephew of Brigitte Macron
France

Frenchman on trial for pretending to be nephew of Brigitte Macron

Swedish petrol prices jump to new record high
Sweden

Swedish petrol prices jump to new record high

Tuesday 26th October

Denmark agrees new rules for parental leave
Denmark

Denmark agrees new rules for parental leave

A cross-aisle majority of parties in the Danish parliament supports a reform to current parental leave rules, providing for 11 weeks tagged or “earmarked” leave for each parent.

Covid-19: Danish health minister says more vaccinations needed to avoid return of restrictions
Denmark

Covid-19: Danish health minister says more vaccinations needed to avoid return of restrictions

Passport stamp or scan? What foreigners at Spain’s borders should expect
Spain

Passport stamp or scan? What foreigners at Spain’s borders should expect

What taxes do you need to pay if you own a second home in Italy?
Italy

What taxes do you need to pay if you own a second home in Italy?

Spanish rail company to bid for Paris to London route

Spanish rail company to bid for Paris to London route

Why do foreigners ‘commit more violent crimes’ than the Swiss?
Switzerland

Why do foreigners ‘commit more violent crimes’ than the Swiss?

ANALYSIS: How reliable are French opinion polls?
France

ANALYSIS: How reliable are French opinion polls?

Five culture shocks I experienced as a Serbian in Germany 
Germany

Five culture shocks I experienced as a Serbian in Germany 

What should international parents know about Sweden’s migration law?
Sweden

What should international parents know about Sweden’s migration law?

Can tourists and visitors to Germany get the digital vaccine certificate?
Germany

Can tourists and visitors to Germany get the digital vaccine certificate?

Sweden expects to issue more work permits as labour market recovers
Sweden

Sweden expects to issue more work permits as labour market recovers

Norwegian green energy fund criticised over low payouts
Norway

Norwegian green energy fund criticised over low payouts

IN NUMBERS: How freelance profits in Sweden compare to actual salaries
Sweden

IN NUMBERS: How freelance profits in Sweden compare to actual salaries

UPDATED: What is Austria’s new 5-stage Covid restrictions plan?
Austria

UPDATED: What is Austria’s new 5-stage Covid restrictions plan?

Denmark deports Danish-born man for weapons offences
Denmark

Denmark deports Danish-born man for weapons offences

Singapore to ease travel curbs for Switzerland
Switzerland

Singapore to ease travel curbs for Switzerland

Switzerland approves Covid booster shot for over 65s
Switzerland

Switzerland approves Covid booster shot for over 65s

Italy likely to offer Covid booster jabs to all ‘from January’
Italy

Italy likely to offer Covid booster jabs to all ‘from January’

Post-Merkel parliament more diverse – but critics say more work needed
Germany

Post-Merkel parliament more diverse – but critics say more work needed

How to save money when travelling with children in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to save money when travelling with children in Switzerland

Reader question: When must I change to winter tyres in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Reader question: When must I change to winter tyres in Switzerland?

French word of the day: Quiproquo
France

French word of the day: Quiproquo

Danish company in court for violating EU Syria sanctions
Denmark

Danish company in court for violating EU Syria sanctions

Italy expands e-scooter crackdown and plans bigger fines for phone-using drivers
Italy

Italy expands e-scooter crackdown and plans bigger fines for phone-using drivers

In numbers: Increasing inflation makes life in Denmark more expensive
Denmark

In numbers: Increasing inflation makes life in Denmark more expensive

¡Madre mía! Ten ways to express surprise or shock in Spanish
Spain

¡Madre mía! Ten ways to express surprise or shock in Spanish

Stupidity or freedom? Foreigners in Switzerland on Covid rules for skiing
Switzerland

Stupidity or freedom? Foreigners in Switzerland on Covid rules for skiing

Reader question: Does Switzerland celebrate Halloween?

Reader question: Does Switzerland celebrate Halloween?

Five things that are becoming more expensive in Norway (and why)
Norway

Five things that are becoming more expensive in Norway (and why)

German health experts call for urgent Covid booster jab campaign
Germany

German health experts call for urgent Covid booster jab campaign

MAP: Where in France is most at risk from erosion and rising sea levels
France

MAP: Where in France is most at risk from erosion and rising sea levels

Two men on trial over murder of elderly Jewish woman that shocked France
France

Two men on trial over murder of elderly Jewish woman that shocked France

Getting a Covid-19 booster shot in Spain: What you need to know
Spain

Getting a Covid-19 booster shot in Spain: What you need to know

Woman on trial over killing spree at Potsdam care home
Germany

Woman on trial over killing spree at Potsdam care home

French property roundup: Renovation grants to châteaux with vineyards
France

French property roundup: Renovation grants to châteaux with vineyards

Which bank is best for Americans in Switzerland? 
Switzerland

Which bank is best for Americans in Switzerland? 

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday

How do I get my Covid booster shot in Austria?
Austria

How do I get my Covid booster shot in Austria?

EU countries reject French bid to regulate gas and electricity prices
France

EU countries reject French bid to regulate gas and electricity prices

Working remotely from France: What are the rules for foreigners?
France

Working remotely from France: What are the rules for foreigners?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

European travellers warned they may have to self-isolate in UK

European travellers warned they may have to self-isolate in UK

Germany’s SPD wants ‘new legal basis’ for winter Covid rules
Germany

Germany’s SPD wants ‘new legal basis’ for winter Covid rules

IN PICTURES: Your best Sweden autumn snaps
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Your best Sweden autumn snaps

Tensions in Spain’s coalition government flare up over labour reform
Spain

Tensions in Spain’s coalition government flare up over labour reform

Visas and residency permits: How to move to Italy (and stay here)
Italy

Visas and residency permits: How to move to Italy (and stay here)

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Reader’s story: How I adapted to Sweden’s cashless society
Sweden

Reader’s story: How I adapted to Sweden’s cashless society

Monday 25th October

French drug boss arrested in Moroccan hospital
France

French drug boss arrested in Moroccan hospital

A notorious French drug baron who skipped bail in March this year has been re-arrested in a Morocco hospital where he is being treated for a serious facial wound, security sources told AFP on Monday.

Denmark piles up pumpkin production for scarier Halloween
Denmark

Denmark piles up pumpkin production for scarier Halloween

IN NUMBERS: Five things to know about Germany’s foreign population
Germany

IN NUMBERS: Five things to know about Germany’s foreign population

French wine baron convicted over rankings scandal
France

French wine baron convicted over rankings scandal

Cable car survivor must be returned to family in Italy, Israel court rules
Italy

Cable car survivor must be returned to family in Italy, Israel court rules

9 French grammar tricks that will make you sound like a local
France

9 French grammar tricks that will make you sound like a local

Why food in Norway could become even more expensive 
Norway

Why food in Norway could become even more expensive 

Property: Do you have to be Italian to claim Italy’s building bonuses?
Italy

Property: Do you have to be Italian to claim Italy’s building bonuses?

German word of the day: Das Totschlagargument
Germany

German word of the day: Das Totschlagargument

Storms in Italy: One dead as Sicily and Calabria on ‘red alert’
Italy

Storms in Italy: One dead as Sicily and Calabria on ‘red alert’

What you need to know about temporary Danish digital post shutdown
Denmark

What you need to know about temporary Danish digital post shutdown

Biggest fall since WWII: How Covid slashed life expectancy in Switzerland
Switzerland

Biggest fall since WWII: How Covid slashed life expectancy in Switzerland

Italian word of the day: ‘Allucinante’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Allucinante’

Brexit and Spain news roundup: residency delays, looming deadlines and passport stamps
Spain

Brexit and Spain news roundup: residency delays, looming deadlines and passport stamps

How climate change is changing northern Sweden and the people who live there
Sweden

How climate change is changing northern Sweden and the people who live there

SAS ‘fighting for survival’ as Nordic airline’s shares plunge

SAS ‘fighting for survival’ as Nordic airline’s shares plunge

This week in Switzerland: What you need to know
Switzerland

This week in Switzerland: What you need to know

Is political tide turning towards Denmark’s conservative parties?
Denmark

Is political tide turning towards Denmark’s conservative parties?

EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Norway in November 2021
Norway

EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Norway in November 2021

Cringe named Germany’s youth word of the year
Germany

Cringe named Germany’s youth word of the year

Why people in Germany should buy Christmas gifts early this year
Germany

Why people in Germany should buy Christmas gifts early this year

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Switzerland: What is the difference between assisted suicide and euthanasia?
Switzerland

Switzerland: What is the difference between assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Fully vaccinated Swiss travellers may be forced to quarantine in UK
Switzerland

Fully vaccinated Swiss travellers may be forced to quarantine in UK

EXPLAINED: How will Switzerland’s ‘burqa ban’ work?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How will Switzerland’s ‘burqa ban’ work?

German shops hit by supply problems ahead of festive season
Germany

German shops hit by supply problems ahead of festive season

Mother loses custody of child for living in ’empty Spain’
Spain

Mother loses custody of child for living in ’empty Spain’

French phrase of the day: S’emballer
France

French phrase of the day: S’emballer

Volvo sets share price as it gears up for Stockholm stock exchange listing
Sweden

Volvo sets share price as it gears up for Stockholm stock exchange listing

German woman who joined IS sentenced to 10 years over Yazidi girl murder
Germany

German woman who joined IS sentenced to 10 years over Yazidi girl murder

Winter sports: Which Swiss ski resorts are already open?
Switzerland

Winter sports: Which Swiss ski resorts are already open?

Which French supermarkets offer the best discounts?
France

Which French supermarkets offer the best discounts?

Swedish word of the day: borgerlig
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: borgerlig

TELL US: What are the best banks for foreign residents in Norway?
Norway

TELL US: What are the best banks for foreign residents in Norway?

Reader question: What happens if I test positive for Covid on holiday in Austria?
Austria

Reader question: What happens if I test positive for Covid on holiday in Austria?

Germany to step up checks as far-right activists target Polish border
Germany

Germany to step up checks as far-right activists target Polish border

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday

Austria to make assisted suicide legal from next year
Austria

Austria to make assisted suicide legal from next year

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Nine things you need to know before moving to Murcia
Spain

Nine things you need to know before moving to Murcia

Fact check: Will Germany’s Covid restrictions end in November?
Germany

Fact check: Will Germany’s Covid restrictions end in November?

Baguette prices rise in France after poor wheat harvest
France

Baguette prices rise in France after poor wheat harvest

German Health Minister insists Covid ‘state of emergency’ can end in November
Germany

German Health Minister insists Covid ‘state of emergency’ can end in November

How do Switzerland’s rules on assisted suicide compare across Europe?
Switzerland

How do Switzerland’s rules on assisted suicide compare across Europe?

What are the Covid rules on Italian ski slopes this winter?
Italy

What are the Covid rules on Italian ski slopes this winter?

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss love to stare
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss love to stare

What Germany recommends for people who’ve had the J&J jab
Germany

What Germany recommends for people who’ve had the J&J jab

France launches space force satellite
France

France launches space force satellite

This week in France: What you need to know
France

This week in France: What you need to know

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Lockdown for the unvaccinated planned in Austria if Covid cases rise
Austria

Lockdown for the unvaccinated planned in Austria if Covid cases rise

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Friday 22nd October

Germany’s ‘real Covid fourth wave’ has started, says health expert
Germany

Germany’s ‘real Covid fourth wave’ has started, says health expert

Germany is seeing an alarming rise in Covid-19 infections, with the 7-day incidence rising above 90 for the first time since May.

Swiss to allow ‘complete’ free movement of people from Croatia

Swiss to allow ‘complete’ free movement of people from Croatia

Merkel expects to ‘sleep soundly’ under next German government
Germany

Merkel expects to ‘sleep soundly’ under next German government

Retirement in Denmark: The pensions system explained
Denmark

Retirement in Denmark: The pensions system explained

Frankfurt book fair hit by walkouts in far-right row
Germany

Frankfurt book fair hit by walkouts in far-right row

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week
Austria

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week

BREXIT: Is it true Britons are leaving Spain ‘in droves’ as UK tabloids claim?
Spain

BREXIT: Is it true Britons are leaving Spain ‘in droves’ as UK tabloids claim?

How the Austrian healthcare system works
Austria

How the Austrian healthcare system works

COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?

COMPARE: What Covid rules are in place for the ski season across Europe?

Travel in Germany: The Bavarian town inside a giant crater
Germany

Travel in Germany: The Bavarian town inside a giant crater

5 Swedish food mistakes you only make once
Sweden

5 Swedish food mistakes you only make once

Charity seeks inquiry of Italy’s handling of Covid-19 ‘for those who died unnecessarily’
Italy

Charity seeks inquiry of Italy’s handling of Covid-19 ‘for those who died unnecessarily’

Who let the dogs out? Mystery disappearance grips Spain as La Palma volcano rages on
Spain

Who let the dogs out? Mystery disappearance grips Spain as La Palma volcano rages on

Train strike to disrupt travel in France this weekend
France

Train strike to disrupt travel in France this weekend

Yellow vest, fuel price and health pass protests planned in France on Saturday
France

Yellow vest, fuel price and health pass protests planned in France on Saturday

Viennese coffee house drops ‘racist’ logo in rebrand
Austria

Viennese coffee house drops ‘racist’ logo in rebrand

Germany warns of ‘escalation’ in Covid cases
Germany

Germany warns of ‘escalation’ in Covid cases

Citizenship: How powerful is a Norwegian passport?
Norway

Citizenship: How powerful is a Norwegian passport?

Swedish parliament says no to residency exemptions for doctoral students
Sweden

Swedish parliament says no to residency exemptions for doctoral students

Why do Swedish teenagers drive small and excruciatingly slow cars?
Sweden

Why do Swedish teenagers drive small and excruciatingly slow cars?

How travellers from Spain to the UK can book that ‘cheaper’ Day 2 test
Spain

How travellers from Spain to the UK can book that ‘cheaper’ Day 2 test

Building superbonus: Italy’s draft budget leaves homeowners in limbo
Italy

Building superbonus: Italy’s draft budget leaves homeowners in limbo

Ten things Geneva residents take for granted
Switzerland

Ten things Geneva residents take for granted

French government extends grants to buy greener cars
France

French government extends grants to buy greener cars

How to book that ‘cheaper’ Day 2 Covid-19 test if you’re travelling from Italy to the UK
Italy

How to book that ‘cheaper’ Day 2 Covid-19 test if you’re travelling from Italy to the UK

Covid-19: How many infections are expected in Denmark in late autumn?
Denmark

Covid-19: How many infections are expected in Denmark in late autumn?

How to register a death and arrange a funeral in France
France

How to register a death and arrange a funeral in France

Where in Switzerland can you find the cheapest fuel?
Switzerland

Where in Switzerland can you find the cheapest fuel?

Norwegian police end emergency carrying of arms
Norway

Norwegian police end emergency carrying of arms

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Italy rejects China’s bid to stop an art show by ‘Chinese Banksy’ rebel
Italy

Italy rejects China’s bid to stop an art show by ‘Chinese Banksy’ rebel

19-year-old Swedish rapper Einár shot dead in Stockholm
Sweden

19-year-old Swedish rapper Einár shot dead in Stockholm

Why second-hand cars are getting (even more) expensive in Denmark
Denmark

Why second-hand cars are getting (even more) expensive in Denmark

French phrase of the day: Parler comme une vache espagnole
France

French phrase of the day: Parler comme une vache espagnole

Germany’s climate activists step up pressure on next government
Germany

Germany’s climate activists step up pressure on next government

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

CHARTS: Which Swiss cantons have the highest vaccination rates?
Switzerland

CHARTS: Which Swiss cantons have the highest vaccination rates?

Spain’s new pet ID in 2022: What you need to know 
Spain

Spain’s new pet ID in 2022: What you need to know 

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare le scarpe’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Fare le scarpe’

ANALYSIS: The Kurz corruption scandal exposes Austria’s press freedom problems
Austria

ANALYSIS: The Kurz corruption scandal exposes Austria’s press freedom problems

Who will get France’s €100 fuel hand-out and how?
France

Who will get France’s €100 fuel hand-out and how?

Oslo’s long-awaited Munch Museum opens to public
Norway

Oslo’s long-awaited Munch Museum opens to public

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Switzerland: Healthcare workers want priority for Covid booster shots
Switzerland

Switzerland: Healthcare workers want priority for Covid booster shots

France gives €100 grants to help drivers cope with rising fuel prices
France

France gives €100 grants to help drivers cope with rising fuel prices

French far-right conspiracy theorist in custody over planned attacks
France

French far-right conspiracy theorist in custody over planned attacks

Swedish word of the day: arbetsmiljö
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: arbetsmiljö

EXPLAINED: Germany’s long-standing love affair with homeopathy
Germany

EXPLAINED: Germany’s long-standing love affair with homeopathy

How to get the flu vaccine in France
France

How to get the flu vaccine in France

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Austria sentences synagogue vandal to three years in jail
Austria

Austria sentences synagogue vandal to three years in jail

Thursday 21st October

Italy’s ski season begins with Covid green pass rules in place
Italy

Italy’s ski season begins with Covid green pass rules in place

Italy’s ski slopes have begun reopening with hopes that Covid-19 passes and other health measures will be enough to prevent closures this year.

EXPLAINED: Which banks are best for foreigners in Switzerland?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Which banks are best for foreigners in Switzerland?

Austrian opposition calls for free all-day childcare
Austria

Austrian opposition calls for free all-day childcare

How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Denmark
Denmark

How and where to get the cheapest fuel in Denmark

KEY POINTS: Austria announces new rules for winter tourism
Austria

KEY POINTS: Austria announces new rules for winter tourism

UPDATE: Storms across Germany spark travel chaos and power cuts
Germany

UPDATE: Storms across Germany spark travel chaos and power cuts

Drivers in France banned from reporting police road checks on driving apps
France

Drivers in France banned from reporting police road checks on driving apps

Surge in sick days after Italy brings in workplace Covid green pass rule
Italy

Surge in sick days after Italy brings in workplace Covid green pass rule

What you should know when buying a car in France
France

What you should know when buying a car in France

German parties aim for Scholz-led government by early December
Germany

German parties aim for Scholz-led government by early December

Vienna extends its stricter Covid-19 measures
Austria

Vienna extends its stricter Covid-19 measures

Reader question: Can I drive in Germany with my UK licence?
Germany

Reader question: Can I drive in Germany with my UK licence?

Church in Norway forced to close due to energy prices 
Norway

Church in Norway forced to close due to energy prices 

Shortages in France – which items are affected
France

Shortages in France – which items are affected

Switzerland’s Novartis to help produce Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
Switzerland

Switzerland’s Novartis to help produce Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Rome’s new mayor announces plans to ‘discourage’ car use in the city
Italy

Rome’s new mayor announces plans to ‘discourage’ car use in the city

How to get the flu vaccine for free in Vienna this winter
Austria

How to get the flu vaccine for free in Vienna this winter

Why coffee in Norway could be pricier in 2022 
Norway

Why coffee in Norway could be pricier in 2022 

Briton denied entry to Spain over missing passport stamp
Spain

Briton denied entry to Spain over missing passport stamp

French phrase of the day: Blanc-seing
France

French phrase of the day: Blanc-seing

Why Switzerland has again been ranked the ‘best expat destination’
Switzerland

Why Switzerland has again been ranked the ‘best expat destination’

Greenland seabed scoured for marine diamonds
Denmark

Greenland seabed scoured for marine diamonds

Facebook agrees to pay French newspapers for news
France

Facebook agrees to pay French newspapers for news

Danish patient organisations call for more foreign staff to ease strain on hospitals
Denmark

Danish patient organisations call for more foreign staff to ease strain on hospitals

Norway posts record number of vacant job listings
Norway

Norway posts record number of vacant job listings

Will Switzerland introduce antibody testing for Covid certificate?
Switzerland

Will Switzerland introduce antibody testing for Covid certificate?

What times of day should you avoid using electricity in Norway? 
Norway

What times of day should you avoid using electricity in Norway? 

Italian word of the day: ‘Tosto’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Tosto’

EXPLAINED: How to get the flu vaccine in Sweden
Sweden

EXPLAINED: How to get the flu vaccine in Sweden

Reader question: Can I get the flu vaccine for free in Sweden?
Sweden

Reader question: Can I get the flu vaccine for free in Sweden?

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

REVEALED: The German cities where property prices are soaring
Germany

REVEALED: The German cities where property prices are soaring

Germany’s Flixbus snaps up US bus icon Greyhound
Germany

Germany’s Flixbus snaps up US bus icon Greyhound

Have your say: Should Switzerland’s Covid certificate be required for skiing?
Switzerland

Have your say: Should Switzerland’s Covid certificate be required for skiing?

Storms in northern France lead to train disruption and power cuts
France

Storms in northern France lead to train disruption and power cuts

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday

Covid cases rise as French MPs agree to extend health pass
France

Covid cases rise as French MPs agree to extend health pass

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

French MPs agree extension of health pass until July 2022
France

French MPs agree extension of health pass until July 2022

Swedish word of the day: just det
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: just det

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 20th October

Where to get the cheapest fuel in Spain
Spain

Where to get the cheapest fuel in Spain

Filling up your tank is getting more expensive in Spain as global fuel prices rise. Here's where you can find the cheapest fuel in Spain and other ways to save on petrol costs.

Five essential things to know for anyone working in Norway
Norway

Five essential things to know for anyone working in Norway

OPINION: Germany is showing the world it can do grown-up politics
Germany

OPINION: Germany is showing the world it can do grown-up politics

TRAVEL: Morocco halts flights with Germany over Covid cases
Germany

TRAVEL: Morocco halts flights with Germany over Covid cases

REVEALED: The German state where Covid infections are highest
Germany

REVEALED: The German state where Covid infections are highest

Driving in Denmark: When should you change to winter tyres?
Denmark

Driving in Denmark: When should you change to winter tyres?

BankID users in Norway to face disruption
Norway

BankID users in Norway to face disruption

French teacher convicted of anti-Semitism over vaccine protest sign
France

French teacher convicted of anti-Semitism over vaccine protest sign

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

What are the rules for travel between Switzerland and France this autumn?

What are the rules for travel between Switzerland and France this autumn?

Danish farmers could be paid to plant hundreds of new forests
Denmark

Danish farmers could be paid to plant hundreds of new forests

English-speaking churches in France launch climate campaign
France

English-speaking churches in France launch climate campaign

Norwegian firm warns high gas prices could impact food production
Norway

Norwegian firm warns high gas prices could impact food production

France’s seasonal calendar-sellers: How to avoid scams
France

France’s seasonal calendar-sellers: How to avoid scams

Germany rules out closing Polish frontier to stem Belarus migrant flow
Germany

Germany rules out closing Polish frontier to stem Belarus migrant flow

Austria’s 3G rule for workplaces: How will it work?
Austria

Austria’s 3G rule for workplaces: How will it work?

Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

French phrase of the day: Avoir du plomb dans l’aile
France

French phrase of the day: Avoir du plomb dans l’aile

A few of the benefits of growing old in France
France

A few of the benefits of growing old in France

SIDA to IRM to RIB: Everyday French initials and acronyms to know
France

SIDA to IRM to RIB: Everyday French initials and acronyms to know

Why coffee could cost more for Danish consumers in 2022
Denmark

Why coffee could cost more for Danish consumers in 2022

Property in Spain: mortgages for self-employed, cheapest villages and best buy-to-let cities
Spain

Property in Spain: mortgages for self-employed, cheapest villages and best buy-to-let cities

Spain confirms drivers will pay to use motorways in 2024 but refuses to call them tolls
Spain

Spain confirms drivers will pay to use motorways in 2024 but refuses to call them tolls

Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget to offer home delivery across Sweden
Sweden

Alcohol monopoly Systembolaget to offer home delivery across Sweden

Italy’s plastic tax postponed again under new budget plans
Italy

Italy’s plastic tax postponed again under new budget plans

Danish doctors call for patients to take Covid-19 tests
Denmark

Danish doctors call for patients to take Covid-19 tests

France ‘considering’ making health pass compulsory for ski lifts
France

France ‘considering’ making health pass compulsory for ski lifts

How Germany is proposing to tighten controls on the Polish border
Germany

How Germany is proposing to tighten controls on the Polish border

How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

How Denmark plans to attract more workers from Sweden

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Can I rent my apartment on Airbnb in Zurich and what are the rules?
Switzerland

Can I rent my apartment on Airbnb in Zurich and what are the rules?

Reader question: How do I get a flu vaccine in Austria?
Austria

Reader question: How do I get a flu vaccine in Austria?

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

EXPLAINED: The changes around doctor’s notes in Germany you should know
Germany

EXPLAINED: The changes around doctor’s notes in Germany you should know

Covid-19: Austria set to require proof of 3G in workplaces
Austria

Covid-19: Austria set to require proof of 3G in workplaces

Swedish word of the day: trygghet
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: trygghet

Germany sees steep rise in Covid cases
Germany

Germany sees steep rise in Covid cases

Ski season: How former Covid hotspot Ischgl is preparing for winter
Austria

Ski season: How former Covid hotspot Ischgl is preparing for winter

French property roundup: Tax hikes and up-and-coming areas
France

French property roundup: Tax hikes and up-and-coming areas

France’s Benzema on trial over sextape blackmail plot
France

France’s Benzema on trial over sextape blackmail plot

Two migrants found dead in minibus at Austrian border
Austria

Two migrants found dead in minibus at Austrian border

MAPS: New tool reveals cheapest places to rent an apartment in Sweden
Sweden

MAPS: New tool reveals cheapest places to rent an apartment in Sweden

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 19th October

UK Embassy in Spain requests another extension for British driving licence validity
Spain

UK Embassy in Spain requests another extension for British driving licence validity

The British Embassy in Madrid announced on Monday it had requested another extension to the period of validity of UK licences in Spain, as the current October 31st deadline fast approaches. 

Italian senator suspended for going to work without Covid green pass
Italy

Italian senator suspended for going to work without Covid green pass

Switzerland will not require Covid certificate for winter sports
Switzerland

Switzerland will not require Covid certificate for winter sports

UPDATED: What are the Covid rules on Swiss ski slopes this winter?

UPDATED: What are the Covid rules on Swiss ski slopes this winter?

The French fishermen at the centre of ‘scallop wars’ with UK
France

The French fishermen at the centre of ‘scallop wars’ with UK

Soaring fuel prices see French turning to ride-sharing apps
France

Soaring fuel prices see French turning to ride-sharing apps

Beer in Germany set to go up in price
Germany

Beer in Germany set to go up in price

Switzerland to legalise recreational and medical cannabis usage
Switzerland

Switzerland to legalise recreational and medical cannabis usage

Five things about life in Denmark you’ll probably never get used to
Denmark

Five things about life in Denmark you’ll probably never get used to

Twice victimised: French women accuse police of downplaying rape
France

Twice victimised: French women accuse police of downplaying rape

La bise is back: Foreigners in France divided over return of cheek kissing
France

La bise is back: Foreigners in France divided over return of cheek kissing

Where German drivers are going to find cheaper fuel prices
Germany

Where German drivers are going to find cheaper fuel prices

Why French property taxes are skyrocketing
France

Why French property taxes are skyrocketing

Italy records over one million Covid green pass downloads in a day
Italy

Italy records over one million Covid green pass downloads in a day

Weather alert: Up to 30 centimetres of snow to fall in northern Sweden
Sweden

Weather alert: Up to 30 centimetres of snow to fall in northern Sweden

Volcanic eruption on Spain’s La Palma hits one-month mark
Spain

Volcanic eruption on Spain’s La Palma hits one-month mark

French word of the day: Fachosphère
France

French word of the day: Fachosphère

Why are Danish bank customers facing (increasing) negative interest?
Denmark

Why are Danish bank customers facing (increasing) negative interest?

Why do the Swiss guard the Vatican?

Why do the Swiss guard the Vatican?

Could Germany cut more taxes to stem fuel price hikes?
Germany

Could Germany cut more taxes to stem fuel price hikes?

Will Denmark vaccinate children aged 5-11 against Covid-19?
Denmark

Will Denmark vaccinate children aged 5-11 against Covid-19?

Paris creates new police force to tackle litter, noise and parking
France

Paris creates new police force to tackle litter, noise and parking

Could Italy become the first European country to ban smoking while driving?
Italy

Could Italy become the first European country to ban smoking while driving?

This week in Switzerland: What you need to know
Switzerland

This week in Switzerland: What you need to know

Drivers in Norway urged to switch to winter tyres after snow showers
Norway

Drivers in Norway urged to switch to winter tyres after snow showers

What are the rules for travel between Spain and France this autumn?

What are the rules for travel between Spain and France this autumn?

People in Switzerland urged to be cautious after scam ‘text message attack’
Switzerland

People in Switzerland urged to be cautious after scam ‘text message attack’

Cattle near Danish city drank polluted water ‘for years’
Denmark

Cattle near Danish city drank polluted water ‘for years’

Swiss glaciers continue to shrink despite heavy snow in 2021
Switzerland

Swiss glaciers continue to shrink despite heavy snow in 2021

Retiring to France: The things you need to consider
France

Retiring to France: The things you need to consider

Swiss ski industry impatient to know about this year’s Covid measures
Switzerland

Swiss ski industry impatient to know about this year’s Covid measures

Danish petition asks lawmakers to end Syrian repatriation policy

Danish petition asks lawmakers to end Syrian repatriation policy

Norwegian expression of the day: Takk for maten tale
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Takk for maten tale

Switzerland could approve Covid boosters ‘by end October’
Switzerland

Switzerland could approve Covid boosters ‘by end October’

Ericsson says 5G contracts are ‘driving growth in our core business’
Sweden

Ericsson says 5G contracts are ‘driving growth in our core business’

Wounds linger in Spain’s Basque Country a decade after ETA ended armed struggle
Spain

Wounds linger in Spain’s Basque Country a decade after ETA ended armed struggle

Frankfurt to host thousands as world’s oldest book fair returns
Germany

Frankfurt to host thousands as world’s oldest book fair returns

Spanish businessmen go on trial over quake-linked offshore gas project
Spain

Spanish businessmen go on trial over quake-linked offshore gas project

Germany’s emergency pandemic powers could end in November
Germany

Germany’s emergency pandemic powers could end in November

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Ex-Nazi death camp secretary who fled trial to face court in Germany
Germany

Ex-Nazi death camp secretary who fled trial to face court in Germany

OPINION: Watching from Italy we always knew UK’s Covid response was a ‘failure’
Italy

OPINION: Watching from Italy we always knew UK’s Covid response was a ‘failure’

Editor of Germany’s Bild sacked over affair at work
Germany

Editor of Germany’s Bild sacked over affair at work

Centre-left’s Roberto Gualtieri voted new mayor of Rome
Italy

Centre-left’s Roberto Gualtieri voted new mayor of Rome

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Feminist group sues Miss France over selection criteria
France

Feminist group sues Miss France over selection criteria

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Swedish word of the day: pant
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: pant

Monday 18th October

Feriepenge: Denmark’s vacation pay rules explained
Denmark

Feriepenge: Denmark’s vacation pay rules explained

If you work for a company in Denmark, your yearly time off is likely to be provided for by the 'feriepenge' accrual system for paid annual leave.

Swedish car company Volvo announces stock exchange debut
Sweden

Swedish car company Volvo announces stock exchange debut

Sweden launches bid to become world’s top tourism destination by 2030
Sweden

Sweden launches bid to become world’s top tourism destination by 2030

German online bank N26 to create 1,000 new jobs
Germany

German online bank N26 to create 1,000 new jobs

Nine stereotypes about Switzerland that just aren’t true
Switzerland

Nine stereotypes about Switzerland that just aren’t true

Kongsberg attacker killed victims with ‘sharp object’
Norway

Kongsberg attacker killed victims with ‘sharp object’

EXPLAINED: How Americans can retire in Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How Americans can retire in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: The new rules for travel from Spain to the US in November 2021
Spain

EXPLAINED: The new rules for travel from Spain to the US in November 2021

Italy’s workplace green pass protests come to an end as police disperse crowds
Italy

Italy’s workplace green pass protests come to an end as police disperse crowds

What are Salzburg’s current Covid-19 rules and restrictions?
Austria

What are Salzburg’s current Covid-19 rules and restrictions?

Denmark extends border controls into 2022
Denmark

Denmark extends border controls into 2022

French PM meets Pope as Catholic child abuse scandal rages
France

French PM meets Pope as Catholic child abuse scandal rages

Italian expression of the day: ‘Cercare il pelo nell’uovo’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Cercare il pelo nell’uovo’

The king shouldn’t be untouchable, says Spain’s PM
Spain

The king shouldn’t be untouchable, says Spain’s PM

Swiss residents crossing border to France for ‘cheaper Covid tests’

Swiss residents crossing border to France for ‘cheaper Covid tests’

Germany should make cannabis available at pharmacies not ‘coffee shops’, says FDP boss
Germany

Germany should make cannabis available at pharmacies not ‘coffee shops’, says FDP boss

What Germany’s coalition plans mean for immigration and citizenship
Germany

What Germany’s coalition plans mean for immigration and citizenship

French phrase of the day: Je dis ça, je dis rien
France

French phrase of the day: Je dis ça, je dis rien

Electric rental scooters return to Copenhagen: These are the new rules
Denmark

Electric rental scooters return to Copenhagen: These are the new rules

When and where to get the cheapest fuel in France
France

When and where to get the cheapest fuel in France

Asylum seekers to crime – busting French immigration myths
France

Asylum seekers to crime – busting French immigration myths

French-Austrian lab reports positive results from new Covid vaccine trials

French-Austrian lab reports positive results from new Covid vaccine trials

TV licence fees are about to get more expensive in Austria
Austria

TV licence fees are about to get more expensive in Austria

French health authority advises against Moderna’s Covid vaccine for booster shot
France

French health authority advises against Moderna’s Covid vaccine for booster shot

Covid-19: Why is Switzerland still stalling on booster shots?
Switzerland

Covid-19: Why is Switzerland still stalling on booster shots?

The five biggest hurdles for Germany’s coalition talks
Germany

The five biggest hurdles for Germany’s coalition talks

Drivers in Germany face record fuel costs
Germany

Drivers in Germany face record fuel costs

What are the rules on renting out French property on Airbnb?
France

What are the rules on renting out French property on Airbnb?

Getting the flu vaccine in Spain in 2021: What you need to know
Spain

Getting the flu vaccine in Spain in 2021: What you need to know

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday

Train link between Oslo and Gothenburg returns
Norway

Train link between Oslo and Gothenburg returns

Anmeldebescheinigung: How to get Austria’s crucial residence document
Austria

Anmeldebescheinigung: How to get Austria’s crucial residence document

This week in France: What you need to know
France

This week in France: What you need to know

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Australia could open to German tourists ‘by Christmas’, says minister
Germany

Australia could open to German tourists ‘by Christmas’, says minister

Who can get a Covid-19 booster shot in Germany?
Germany

Who can get a Covid-19 booster shot in Germany?

LATEST: Where in France masks in primary schools are no longer mandatory
France

LATEST: Where in France masks in primary schools are no longer mandatory

How does childcare work in Austria?
Austria

How does childcare work in Austria?

Which Italian regions have the highest Covid vaccination rates?
Italy

Which Italian regions have the highest Covid vaccination rates?

How to navigate the Austrian rental market
Austria

How to navigate the Austrian rental market

Swedish word of the day: vuxenpoäng
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: vuxenpoäng

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society
Sweden

‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society

Saturday 16th October

Germany’s Merkel vows continuity on last visit to Erdogan in Turkey
Germany

Germany’s Merkel vows continuity on last visit to Erdogan in Turkey

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday vowed continuity in Germany's relations with Turkey that included both cooperation and criticism of Ankara as she paid her final visit to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Germany’s Laschet takes rap for CDU’s poll drubbing
Germany

Germany’s Laschet takes rap for CDU’s poll drubbing

Norway police query Kongsberg attacker’s Muslim faith
Norway

Norway police query Kongsberg attacker’s Muslim faith

Thousands protest in Rome against fascist groups after green pass riots
Italy

Thousands protest in Rome against fascist groups after green pass riots

Do I need a Covid health pass to travel between regions in Spain this autumn?
Spain

Do I need a Covid health pass to travel between regions in Spain this autumn?

What Americans in France can do if health pass doesn’t arrive in time
France

What Americans in France can do if health pass doesn’t arrive in time

Reader question: Can children of Brits living in France attend university in the UK?
France

Reader question: Can children of Brits living in France attend university in the UK?

200 frozen dormice: Italian police seize stash of prized mafia dish
Italy

200 frozen dormice: Italian police seize stash of prized mafia dish

Lausanne tackles toxic soil after shock discovery
Switzerland

Lausanne tackles toxic soil after shock discovery

Italy to spend billions on highways after Genoa disaster
Italy

Italy to spend billions on highways after Genoa disaster

Macron marks 60 years since Paris police Algeria protest massacre
France

Macron marks 60 years since Paris police Algeria protest massacre

What we know about the murder of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty
France

What we know about the murder of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty

Five essential words you need when applying for a job in Denmark
Denmark

Five essential words you need when applying for a job in Denmark

How can a non-EU citizen get a mortgage to buy property in Italy?
Italy

How can a non-EU citizen get a mortgage to buy property in Italy?

How to buy cheap train tickets in Spain 
Spain

How to buy cheap train tickets in Spain 

A foreigner’s guide to understanding Spanish politics in five minutes
Spain

A foreigner’s guide to understanding Spanish politics in five minutes

The key policies from Norway’s new government that you need to know about
Norway

The key policies from Norway’s new government that you need to know about

Why Germany could be on the brink of legalising cannabis
Germany

Why Germany could be on the brink of legalising cannabis

French supermarket opens store with no checkouts
France

French supermarket opens store with no checkouts

The hidden costs of owning property in France
France

The hidden costs of owning property in France

Friday 15th October

How Switzerland made this African country change its name (kind of)
Switzerland

How Switzerland made this African country change its name (kind of)

Constant confusion with Switzerland forced this African king to change his country's name (at least partially).

German Autobahns to remain speeders’ paradise as parties rule out limits
Germany

German Autobahns to remain speeders’ paradise as parties rule out limits

LATEST: Kongsberg attack may have been prompted by mental illness
Norway

LATEST: Kongsberg attack may have been prompted by mental illness

Mozzarella outsells camembert in France for the first time
France

Mozzarella outsells camembert in France for the first time

Is Switzerland set to hold a referendum on Netflix?
Switzerland

Is Switzerland set to hold a referendum on Netflix?

Denmark to give booster Covid-19 jab six months after vaccination
Denmark

Denmark to give booster Covid-19 jab six months after vaccination

Have your say: What are the best banks for foreigners in Switzerland?
Switzerland

Have your say: What are the best banks for foreigners in Switzerland?

Italy reports rise in Covid vaccine uptake ahead of green pass expansion
Italy

Italy reports rise in Covid vaccine uptake ahead of green pass expansion

KEY POINTS: What Germany’s three parties in coalition talks have agreed
Germany

KEY POINTS: What Germany’s three parties in coalition talks have agreed

Covid green pass: How are people in Italy reacting to the new law for workplaces?
Italy

Covid green pass: How are people in Italy reacting to the new law for workplaces?

Immigration in France: What are the real numbers?
France

Immigration in France: What are the real numbers?

Denmark says ‘non-Western’ immigrants cost state 31 billion kroner
Denmark

Denmark says ‘non-Western’ immigrants cost state 31 billion kroner

France pays tribute to murdered schoolteacher Samuel Paty
France

France pays tribute to murdered schoolteacher Samuel Paty

Salzburg tightens Covid measures after ‘very high risk’ classification
Austria

Salzburg tightens Covid measures after ‘very high risk’ classification

Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and FDP aim to form new government
Germany

Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and FDP aim to form new government

CONFIRMED: Spain’s self-employed workers to pay €8 more a month in 2022
Spain

CONFIRMED: Spain’s self-employed workers to pay €8 more a month in 2022

Why is Switzerland called Switzerland?
Switzerland

Why is Switzerland called Switzerland?

10 everyday terms that are more poetic in French
France

10 everyday terms that are more poetic in French

Sweden adds three new places to list of ‘vulnerable areas’
Sweden

Sweden adds three new places to list of ‘vulnerable areas’

World’s highest wind turbine to be built in Denmark
Denmark

World’s highest wind turbine to be built in Denmark

Winter tyres in Norway: Everything you need to know
Norway

Winter tyres in Norway: Everything you need to know

Have your say: What’s your experience of schools in Norway as a foreign parent?
Norway

Have your say: What’s your experience of schools in Norway as a foreign parent?

French trains ditch plastic water bottles
France

French trains ditch plastic water bottles

How to drink coffee like the Swiss
Switzerland

How to drink coffee like the Swiss

French phrase of the day: A cheval
France

French phrase of the day: A cheval

Is Germany seeing a high number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations?
Germany

Is Germany seeing a high number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations?

Airbnb removes all Viennese municipal apartments from its site
Austria

Airbnb removes all Viennese municipal apartments from its site

Germany slashes electricity levy as energy prices surge
Germany

Germany slashes electricity levy as energy prices surge

Supermarkets in German state of Hesse can now block entry to the unvaccinated
Germany

Supermarkets in German state of Hesse can now block entry to the unvaccinated

Penguin rescued after being ‘kidnapped’ from Salzburg zoo
Austria

Penguin rescued after being ‘kidnapped’ from Salzburg zoo

Giulio Regeni: Italian court stops trial of Egyptians over student’s murder
Italy

Giulio Regeni: Italian court stops trial of Egyptians over student’s murder

Norwegian expression of the day: Legge seg flat
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Legge seg flat

New Italian national airline ITA takes off amid Alitalia staff protests
Italy

New Italian national airline ITA takes off amid Alitalia staff protests

Swedish word of the day: fack
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: fack

Sweden issues first snow warning of the season
Sweden

Sweden issues first snow warning of the season

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday

Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’
Sweden

Covid-19 case at Malmö conference: Handshakes were ‘avoided’

Why Frankfurt could have the biggest housing bubble in the world
Germany

Why Frankfurt could have the biggest housing bubble in the world

Greenpeace sounds alarm over Spain’s ‘poisonous mega farms’
Spain

Greenpeace sounds alarm over Spain’s ‘poisonous mega farms’

Covid green pass: Italy braces for protests as workplace requirement begins
Italy

Covid green pass: Italy braces for protests as workplace requirement begins

VIDEO: French president Macron pulls on boots for charity football game
France

VIDEO: French president Macron pulls on boots for charity football game

Paris mayor Hidalgo wins Socialists’ presidential nomination
France

Paris mayor Hidalgo wins Socialists’ presidential nomination

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 14th October

Alitalia prepares to touch down for the last time
Italy

Alitalia prepares to touch down for the last time

After more than seven decades in the skies, Alitalia will make its final voyage on Thursday with a late evening flight to Rome from Cagliari in Sardinia.

EXPLAINED: Why is German Twitter up in arms over a torch-light military parade?
Germany

EXPLAINED: Why is German Twitter up in arms over a torch-light military parade?

Danish government criticised for selling Covid-19 vaccines to Australia
Denmark

Danish government criticised for selling Covid-19 vaccines to Australia

Five essential words you need when paying taxes in Denmark
Denmark

Five essential words you need when paying taxes in Denmark

Households in Germany to get some relief on electricity bills
Germany

Households in Germany to get some relief on electricity bills

Just over half of Italians support green pass requirement for workers, says study
Italy

Just over half of Italians support green pass requirement for workers, says study

Inaugural Women’s Tour de France to start at Eiffel Tower
France

Inaugural Women’s Tour de France to start at Eiffel Tower

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated
Sweden

New Swedish Covid-19 guidelines from November: no tests for double vaccinated

EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland

What are the Covid-19 rules and restrictions in Vienna now?
Austria

What are the Covid-19 rules and restrictions in Vienna now?

Italy’s hospitalised vaccine sceptics urge others to get jabbed
Italy

Italy’s hospitalised vaccine sceptics urge others to get jabbed

Norway’s new cabinet includes majority women and Utøya survivors
Norway

Norway’s new cabinet includes majority women and Utøya survivors

Kongsberg attack appears to be ‘act of terror’
Norway

Kongsberg attack appears to be ‘act of terror’

Who is the Kongsberg attacker and what was his motive? 
Norway

Who is the Kongsberg attacker and what was his motive? 

Can Berlin ever overcome its image as Germany’s eternal problem child?
Germany

Can Berlin ever overcome its image as Germany’s eternal problem child?

MAP: Details of 2022 Tour de France (and Denmark) revealed

MAP: Details of 2022 Tour de France (and Denmark) revealed

PFOS: What you need to know about substance and pollution in Denmark
Denmark

PFOS: What you need to know about substance and pollution in Denmark

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions
Germany

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

Can I rent my apartment on Airbnb in Geneva and what are the rules?
Switzerland

Can I rent my apartment on Airbnb in Geneva and what are the rules?

Austria announces ‘post-crisis’ budget with major tax reforms
Austria

Austria announces ‘post-crisis’ budget with major tax reforms

Decapitated body of woman, 77, found in home in south of France
France

Decapitated body of woman, 77, found in home in south of France

Do I have to get a new Spanish residency card if I renew my passport?
Spain

Do I have to get a new Spanish residency card if I renew my passport?

French phrase of the day: Etre au taquet
France

French phrase of the day: Etre au taquet

EXPLAINED: What will Switzerland’s ‘vaccine week’ look like?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What will Switzerland’s ‘vaccine week’ look like?

Austria to launch SMS emergency alert system
Austria

Austria to launch SMS emergency alert system

EXPLAINED: How and why to get the flu jab in Germany in 2021
Germany

EXPLAINED: How and why to get the flu jab in Germany in 2021

Kongsberg attack: What we know so far
Norway

Kongsberg attack: What we know so far

How much does Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez earn?
Spain

How much does Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez earn?

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

La Palma’s volcanic eruption not close to ending, experts warn
Spain

La Palma’s volcanic eruption not close to ending, experts warn

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Tour de France spectator on trial for causing crash
France

Tour de France spectator on trial for causing crash

Swedish word of the day: alltså
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: alltså

Danish citizen charged with deadly Kongsberg attack

Danish citizen charged with deadly Kongsberg attack

Sweden hosts international conference to fight anti-Semitism
Sweden

Sweden hosts international conference to fight anti-Semitism

Wednesday 13th October

‘Cruel and brutal’: Norway’s political leaders react to Kongsberg attack
Norway

‘Cruel and brutal’: Norway’s political leaders react to Kongsberg attack

Wednesday night's bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg, which left five dead and two wounded was slammed as cruel, brutal and horrible by Norway's political leaders.

Five killed in Norway bow and arrow attack
Norway

Five killed in Norway bow and arrow attack

Fears of ‘chaos’ as Italy set to adopt tough Covid green pass regime
Italy

Fears of ‘chaos’ as Italy set to adopt tough Covid green pass regime

Swiss cantons reject 50-franc reward for Covid vaccination
Switzerland

Swiss cantons reject 50-franc reward for Covid vaccination

Italian property news roundup: 1 euro Sicily homes and how to get a mortgage in Italy
Italy

Italian property news roundup: 1 euro Sicily homes and how to get a mortgage in Italy

Jobs news in Germany: Mini-jobbers lose out in Covid closures and VW layoffs
Germany

Jobs news in Germany: Mini-jobbers lose out in Covid closures and VW layoffs

Scandal over rapper’s saucy music video in Spanish cathedral rages on
Spain

Scandal over rapper’s saucy music video in Spanish cathedral rages on

Facebook eyes second Danish data centre after buying large plot
Denmark

Facebook eyes second Danish data centre after buying large plot

New Norwegian government outlines climate ambitions despite commitment to oil
Norway

New Norwegian government outlines climate ambitions despite commitment to oil

Property news in Spain: build-to-rent trend takes off and big opposition to new housing laws
Spain

Property news in Spain: build-to-rent trend takes off and big opposition to new housing laws

Why Covid cases remain high on the German border with Austria

Why Covid cases remain high on the German border with Austria

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’
Sweden

Covid pass may be ready for everyone vaccinated in Sweden ‘later in autumn’

Brexit: Why visiting Switzerland now costs 30 francs more for Brits
Switzerland

Brexit: Why visiting Switzerland now costs 30 francs more for Brits

How Denmark’s eased rules will affect travel to and from rest of the world
Denmark

How Denmark’s eased rules will affect travel to and from rest of the world

Why is France so obsessed with nuclear power?
France

Why is France so obsessed with nuclear power?

Finding English teachers in Italy now ‘virtually impossible’ after Brexit
Italy

Finding English teachers in Italy now ‘virtually impossible’ after Brexit

How can you save on your household energy bills in Switzerland?
Switzerland

How can you save on your household energy bills in Switzerland?

Jobs news in Norway: Proposed tax cuts and limits on temporary contracts
Norway

Jobs news in Norway: Proposed tax cuts and limits on temporary contracts

Denmark to end Covid-19 colour system in ‘normalisation’ of travel rules

Denmark to end Covid-19 colour system in ‘normalisation’ of travel rules

French word of the Day: Engueulade
France

French word of the Day: Engueulade

5 of Omar Sy’s best French-language films and TV series
France

5 of Omar Sy’s best French-language films and TV series

Outrage in Germany after remains of neo-Nazi buried in empty Jewish grave
Germany

Outrage in Germany after remains of neo-Nazi buried in empty Jewish grave

IN DETAIL: How to get your Meldezettel in Austria
Austria

IN DETAIL: How to get your Meldezettel in Austria

The 30 fruits and vegetables France is banning plastic packaging for
France

The 30 fruits and vegetables France is banning plastic packaging for

Germany’s vaccination rate row is ‘irrelevant’, says top virologist
Germany

Germany’s vaccination rate row is ‘irrelevant’, says top virologist

Omar Sy becomes first French actor to sign multi-year Netflix deal
France

Omar Sy becomes first French actor to sign multi-year Netflix deal

Volcano forces hundreds more to flee homes in La Palma
Spain

Volcano forces hundreds more to flee homes in La Palma

Switzerland: Who is eligible for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine?
Switzerland

Switzerland: Who is eligible for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Researchers find dangerous new insect in south of France
France

Researchers find dangerous new insect in south of France

Can my boss in Germany sack me if I’m not vaccinated against Covid?
Germany

Can my boss in Germany sack me if I’m not vaccinated against Covid?

Spain lifts Covid restrictions on access to airport terminals 
Spain

Spain lifts Covid restrictions on access to airport terminals 

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday

Paris schools close 20 classes as families flee the city
France

Paris schools close 20 classes as families flee the city

How powerful is the German passport?
Germany

How powerful is the German passport?

Øresund Bridge to be closed during Holocaust conference in Malmö
Denmark

Øresund Bridge to be closed during Holocaust conference in Malmö

How you’ll be affected by public transport disruption in Malmö today
Sweden

How you’ll be affected by public transport disruption in Malmö today

The ‘forgotten’ Paris demo that ended in a massacre
France

The ‘forgotten’ Paris demo that ended in a massacre

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 12th October

Will Norway have a normal ski season this winter? 
Norway

Will Norway have a normal ski season this winter? 

While the lifts remained open, last year's ski season was heavily disrupted by Covid-19. Here's what you need to know about this year's season. 

Was Christopher Columbus in fact Spanish and not Italian?
Spain

Was Christopher Columbus in fact Spanish and not Italian?

‘A miracle’: German girl found after two days missing in remote woods
Germany

‘A miracle’: German girl found after two days missing in remote woods

France’s last surviving WWII Resistance hero dies aged 101
France

France’s last surviving WWII Resistance hero dies aged 101

‘I am proud’: Erna Solberg formally resigns as Norway’s PM
Norway

‘I am proud’: Erna Solberg formally resigns as Norway’s PM

EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: Who can actually get a Swedish Covid pass?

Five essential words you need when renting a home in Denmark
Denmark

Five essential words you need when renting a home in Denmark

Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year
Germany

Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year

What are Austria’s media saying about the political crisis?
Austria

What are Austria’s media saying about the political crisis?

Why nicknames are a bad idea in France
France

Why nicknames are a bad idea in France

What to expect next in Austrian politics after Kurz resignation
Austria

What to expect next in Austrian politics after Kurz resignation

Passengers face chaos at German airports during autumn holidays
Germany

Passengers face chaos at German airports during autumn holidays

What’s being done to save Spain’s struggling news kiosks?
Spain

What’s being done to save Spain’s struggling news kiosks?

Denmark proposes affordable rental housing in Christiania enclave
Denmark

Denmark proposes affordable rental housing in Christiania enclave

KEY POINTS: How Macron plans to transform France by 2030
France

KEY POINTS: How Macron plans to transform France by 2030

French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate
France

French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate

How easy is it to get a mortgage in Norway as a foreign resident? 
Norway

How easy is it to get a mortgage in Norway as a foreign resident? 

First arrest made in Austrian government corruption probe
Austria

First arrest made in Austrian government corruption probe

How Italy’s foreign residents are fighting the growing problem with beach pollution
Italy

How Italy’s foreign residents are fighting the growing problem with beach pollution

EXPLAINED: The surprising parts of Germany where new businesses are blooming
Germany

EXPLAINED: The surprising parts of Germany where new businesses are blooming

How to get cash out in Spain when there are no ATMs
Spain

How to get cash out in Spain when there are no ATMs

How much do Covid tests now cost in Switzerland?
Switzerland

How much do Covid tests now cost in Switzerland?

Danish fuel prices at highest-ever level
Denmark

Danish fuel prices at highest-ever level

EXPLAINED: Which Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed in Italy’s new decree?
Italy

EXPLAINED: Which Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed in Italy’s new decree?

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff
Sweden

Swedish employers told not to let language be a barrier to hiring staff

French phrase of the day: Dialogue de sourds
France

French phrase of the day: Dialogue de sourds

Diesel prices in France reach record high
France

Diesel prices in France reach record high

Why customers can expect to pay more at Danish supermarkets
Denmark

Why customers can expect to pay more at Danish supermarkets

‘Sell ugly fruit’: How Spain plans to stamp out food waste
Spain

‘Sell ugly fruit’: How Spain plans to stamp out food waste

Covid-19: What will the ski season look like in Switzerland this year?
Switzerland

Covid-19: What will the ski season look like in Switzerland this year?

How long will Italy keep the Covid green pass requirement in place?
Italy

How long will Italy keep the Covid green pass requirement in place?

Vienna kindergartens partially closed as staff protest work conditions
Austria

Vienna kindergartens partially closed as staff protest work conditions

Three dead in south-western France after being hit by regional train
France

Three dead in south-western France after being hit by regional train

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday

Healthcare in Germany: How to get a faster appointment with a specialist doctor
Germany

Healthcare in Germany: How to get a faster appointment with a specialist doctor

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Thousands locked down as La Palma volcano destroys cement works
Spain

Thousands locked down as La Palma volcano destroys cement works

Analysis: What’s behind Italy’s anti-vax protests and neo-fascist violence?
Italy

Analysis: What’s behind Italy’s anti-vax protests and neo-fascist violence?

Comeback Kurz? Why you shouldn’t count Austria’s ex-chancellor out just yet
Austria

Comeback Kurz? Why you shouldn’t count Austria’s ex-chancellor out just yet

Why are there not more women Nobel laureates?
Sweden

Why are there not more women Nobel laureates?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday.
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday.

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

French blue cheese makers demand nutrition labelling exemption
France

French blue cheese makers demand nutrition labelling exemption

Monday 11th October

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Find out what's going on in Austria on Tuesday, with The Local's short roundup of today's news.

Germany unveils first self-driving train
Germany

Germany unveils first self-driving train

Is Leipzig really Germany’s ‘ultimate travel destination’?
Germany

Is Leipzig really Germany’s ‘ultimate travel destination’?

Rule change: Swiss Covid certificate no longer free for US/UK visitors
Switzerland

Rule change: Swiss Covid certificate no longer free for US/UK visitors

Why is Spain called Spain?
Spain

Why is Spain called Spain?

Netflix hikes prices again in Spain – here are the best TV and streaming alternatives
Spain

Netflix hikes prices again in Spain – here are the best TV and streaming alternatives

Reader question: Can British-Swedish dual citizens apply for post-Brexit residency status?
Sweden

Reader question: Can British-Swedish dual citizens apply for post-Brexit residency status?

Riots put Italian government under pressure to ban neo-fascist groups
Italy

Riots put Italian government under pressure to ban neo-fascist groups

How France’s winemakers are setting prices after the pandemic
France

How France’s winemakers are setting prices after the pandemic

What you need to know about Sweden’s international Holocaust conference

What you need to know about Sweden’s international Holocaust conference

German lifestyles become ‘more sluggish’ due to pandemic
Germany

German lifestyles become ‘more sluggish’ due to pandemic

Spain starts evacuating Afghan employees via Pakistan
Spain

Spain starts evacuating Afghan employees via Pakistan

Germany’s centre-right CDU to elect new leadership by end of the year
Germany

Germany’s centre-right CDU to elect new leadership by end of the year

Reader question: Can I move into a French care home as a foreigner?
France

Reader question: Can I move into a French care home as a foreigner?

Lex Koller: What are Switzerland’s rules for foreigners buying property?
Switzerland

Lex Koller: What are Switzerland’s rules for foreigners buying property?

Do I need a permit to install solar panels in Spain?
Spain

Do I need a permit to install solar panels in Spain?

German far-right AfD co-chief quits after election disappointment
Germany

German far-right AfD co-chief quits after election disappointment

How Norway’s wind farms are harming reindeer herders
Norway

How Norway’s wind farms are harming reindeer herders

How travel across Norway could become cheaper under the next government 
Norway

How travel across Norway could become cheaper under the next government 

Austria’s new leader sworn in amid corruption scandal
Austria

Austria’s new leader sworn in amid corruption scandal

Strikes in Italy cause public transport misery and flight cancellations
Italy

Strikes in Italy cause public transport misery and flight cancellations

Explained: Why France is angry with Britain over migrant crossings
France

Explained: Why France is angry with Britain over migrant crossings

Trio share Economics Prize for ‘new insights about the labour market’

Trio share Economics Prize for ‘new insights about the labour market’

Money: How to build up a good credit score in Norway 
Norway

Money: How to build up a good credit score in Norway 

EXPLAINED: Why was Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz forced to resign?
Austria

EXPLAINED: Why was Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz forced to resign?

How high could electricity bills in Norway get this winter?
Norway

How high could electricity bills in Norway get this winter?

Covid-19: First Austrian state relaxes test and mask rules in schools
Austria

Covid-19: First Austrian state relaxes test and mask rules in schools

Danish Covid-19 treatment approved for human trials
Denmark

Danish Covid-19 treatment approved for human trials

French word of the day: Mater
France

French word of the day: Mater

Switzerland set to approve Covid vaccines for children
Switzerland

Switzerland set to approve Covid vaccines for children

Italian expression of the day: ‘Chi ha fatto trenta può fare trentuno’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Chi ha fatto trenta può fare trentuno’

Should Germany do more to support households with rising energy costs?
Germany

Should Germany do more to support households with rising energy costs?

Switzerland ends free Covid testing: Everything you need to know
Switzerland

Switzerland ends free Covid testing: Everything you need to know

The worst cities in France for traffic jams revealed
France

The worst cities in France for traffic jams revealed

The small coastal town that was Spain’s capital for a day
Spain

The small coastal town that was Spain’s capital for a day

Denmark’s energy prices hit highest level for nine years
Denmark

Denmark’s energy prices hit highest level for nine years

Health of immigrants in Norway disproportionately affected by Covid-19
Norway

Health of immigrants in Norway disproportionately affected by Covid-19

How people with migrant backgrounds remain underrepresented in German politics
Germany

How people with migrant backgrounds remain underrepresented in German politics

Will tests no longer be valid for Switzerland’s Covid certificate?
Switzerland

Will tests no longer be valid for Switzerland’s Covid certificate?

What is the fine for not filling out Switzerland’s Covid arrival form?
Switzerland

What is the fine for not filling out Switzerland’s Covid arrival form?

Mosques in Cologne to start broadcasting the call to prayer every Friday
Germany

Mosques in Cologne to start broadcasting the call to prayer every Friday

ANALYSIS: Why the risks for Macron’s re-election bid are mounting
France

ANALYSIS: Why the risks for Macron’s re-election bid are mounting

Germany ends free rapid Covid-19 tests for all
Germany

Germany ends free rapid Covid-19 tests for all

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday

EXPLAINED: Spain’s new €100 million mental health plan
Spain

EXPLAINED: Spain’s new €100 million mental health plan

Italy reaches target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of all over-12s
Italy

Italy reaches target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of all over-12s

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

This week in France: What you need to know
France

This week in France: What you need to know

Who can still get free Covid tests in Germany?
Germany

Who can still get free Covid tests in Germany?

Sweden’s new Covid rules for travel from the UK

Sweden’s new Covid rules for travel from the UK

Who is Alexander Schallenberg, Austria’s new leader?
Austria

Who is Alexander Schallenberg, Austria’s new leader?

Covid vaccines highly effective against Delta variant, French study shows
France

Covid vaccines highly effective against Delta variant, French study shows

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Friday 8th October

‘Move into this century’: How Germany could improve its banking system
Germany

‘Move into this century’: How Germany could improve its banking system

From speeding up transfers to getting rid of fees for taking out cash, here are the changes foreigners in Germany want to see to banking services.

Why Paris is scrapping hundreds of signposts
France

Why Paris is scrapping hundreds of signposts

EXPLAINED: Just how much trouble is Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in? 
Austria

EXPLAINED: Just how much trouble is Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in? 

Denmark makes Sweden green in update to Covid-19 travel guidelines
Denmark

Denmark makes Sweden green in update to Covid-19 travel guidelines

French minister slams ‘sexist’ MPs in row over masculine job titles
France

French minister slams ‘sexist’ MPs in row over masculine job titles

What is Swiss liability insurance and do you need it?
Switzerland

What is Swiss liability insurance and do you need it?

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Italy and the UK over Christmas
Italy

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Italy and the UK over Christmas

Living in Sweden post Brexit: Who has to apply for residence status?
Sweden

Living in Sweden post Brexit: Who has to apply for residence status?

Why are electricity prices increasing in Denmark?
Denmark

Why are electricity prices increasing in Denmark?

France to pass law on minimum delivery charge to protect independent bookstores
France

France to pass law on minimum delivery charge to protect independent bookstores

What does Germany’s higher vaccination rate mean for winter?
Germany

What does Germany’s higher vaccination rate mean for winter?

German army suspends soldiers over far-right suspicions
Germany

German army suspends soldiers over far-right suspicions

What’s it like to set up a bed and breakfast in Spain?
Spain

What’s it like to set up a bed and breakfast in Spain?

Have Oslo’s new electric scooter rules reduced accidents?
Norway

Have Oslo’s new electric scooter rules reduced accidents?

Germany set to hike up fines for speeders and reckless drivers
Germany

Germany set to hike up fines for speeders and reckless drivers

Italian towns switch heating on early as temperatures plummet
Italy

Italian towns switch heating on early as temperatures plummet

Italian property news roundup: ‘Superbonus’ delays and tax rule changes
Italy

Italian property news roundup: ‘Superbonus’ delays and tax rule changes

Health authority says Denmark has not withdrawn Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from under-18s
Denmark

Health authority says Denmark has not withdrawn Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from under-18s

‘I am innocent’: former Nazi guard, 100, tells German court
Germany

‘I am innocent’: former Nazi guard, 100, tells German court

7 things about life in Switzerland you’ll probably never get used to
Switzerland

7 things about life in Switzerland you’ll probably never get used to

Italian word of the day: ‘Imperversare’
Italy

Italian word of the day: ‘Imperversare’

Turin chosen to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2022
Italy

Turin chosen to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2022

French word of the day: Mollo
France

French word of the day: Mollo

Glimmer of hope for Danish nurses’ conflict with committee set to scrutinise pay
Denmark

Glimmer of hope for Danish nurses’ conflict with committee set to scrutinise pay

The biggest culture shocks foreign students face in France
France

The biggest culture shocks foreign students face in France

How and when France’s health passport could be scrapped
France

How and when France’s health passport could be scrapped

France offers €10k grants to help people buy property
France

France offers €10k grants to help people buy property

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine now available from GPs and pharmacies in France
France

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine now available from GPs and pharmacies in France

Covid-19: Will Austria have a normal ski season this winter?
Austria

Covid-19: Will Austria have a normal ski season this winter?

How to drink your coffee in the French style
France

How to drink your coffee in the French style

France tells UK: ‘Starting a fishing feud won’t bring you turkeys for Christmas’
France

France tells UK: ‘Starting a fishing feud won’t bring you turkeys for Christmas’

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Friday

German schools and Kitas face higher number of Covid outbreaks
Germany

German schools and Kitas face higher number of Covid outbreaks

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Swedish word of the day: kattrappa
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: kattrappa

Laschet signals he’s ready to step down as Germany’s CDU leader
Germany

Laschet signals he’s ready to step down as Germany’s CDU leader

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Sunset over the Seine: How the French countryside inspired David Hockney
France

Sunset over the Seine: How the French countryside inspired David Hockney

What you need to know when sending a gift between Spain and the UK post-Brexit
Spain

What you need to know when sending a gift between Spain and the UK post-Brexit

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 7th October

How to send Christmas gifts between Germany and the UK after Brexit
Germany

How to send Christmas gifts between Germany and the UK after Brexit

Christmas may seem like a long way off, but if you're planning to send parcels between the UK and Germany, it's a good idea to plan ahead. Here's how to navigate the rules of international post in the first Christmas after Brexit.

Property in Austria: Building boom continues and businesses head back to Vienna offices
Austria

Property in Austria: Building boom continues and businesses head back to Vienna offices

Danish parliament again throws out lawmaker for bringing baby
Denmark

Danish parliament again throws out lawmaker for bringing baby

French government summons archbishop over ‘confession above law’ stance
France

French government summons archbishop over ‘confession above law’ stance

‘We’ll miss you’: Merkel gets fond farewell in Rome

‘We’ll miss you’: Merkel gets fond farewell in Rome

Denmark evacuates women and children from Syria: What happens next?
Denmark

Denmark evacuates women and children from Syria: What happens next?

EXPLAINED: Is it worth switching to solar power in Austria?
Austria

EXPLAINED: Is it worth switching to solar power in Austria?

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Why Switzerland’s new Covid certificate rule could dissuade skiers
Switzerland

Why Switzerland’s new Covid certificate rule could dissuade skiers

Almost 80,000 Covid booster jabs already given in Austria
Austria

Almost 80,000 Covid booster jabs already given in Austria

Stockholm-Oslo train service set to resume
Sweden

Stockholm-Oslo train service set to resume

Why France’s raclette cheese season is starting earlier
France

Why France’s raclette cheese season is starting earlier

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

Swedish word of the day: precis

Swedish word of the day: precis

Train service between Oslo and Stockholm set to resume 
Norway

Train service between Oslo and Stockholm set to resume 

Is France really trying to ban speaking English in the EU?
France

Is France really trying to ban speaking English in the EU?

Volcanic ash closes airport on Spain’s La Palma again
Spain

Volcanic ash closes airport on Spain’s La Palma again

How Americans can retire in Spain
Spain

How Americans can retire in Spain

Could making the Swiss pay for Covid vaccine boost sluggish jab rates?
Switzerland

Could making the Swiss pay for Covid vaccine boost sluggish jab rates?

German rail operator promises no strikes until at least 2023
Germany

German rail operator promises no strikes until at least 2023

Danish politician target of racist abuse outside parliament
Denmark

Danish politician target of racist abuse outside parliament

Berlin makes exceptions to ‘vaccinated-only’ rule
Germany

Berlin makes exceptions to ‘vaccinated-only’ rule

Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Literature Prize
Sweden

Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Literature Prize

Italian expression of the day: ‘Prendere il sopravvento’
Italy

Italian expression of the day: ‘Prendere il sopravvento’

French police cause misery for migrants in Calais
France

French police cause misery for migrants in Calais

Senior doctor resigns from France’s anti-conspiracy theory commission
France

Senior doctor resigns from France’s anti-conspiracy theory commission

Germany’s Covid vaccination rate higher than official stats, says RKI
Germany

Germany’s Covid vaccination rate higher than official stats, says RKI

What Brits in Austria should know as Article 50 card deadline looms
Austria

What Brits in Austria should know as Article 50 card deadline looms

French word of the day: Poulain
France

French word of the day: Poulain

Why has Sweden paused Moderna vaccinations for under-30s?
Sweden

Why has Sweden paused Moderna vaccinations for under-30s?

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between Denmark and the UK
Denmark

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between Denmark and the UK

Spain’s vast supplies of untapped rare minerals pit environmentalists against high-tech
Spain

Spain’s vast supplies of untapped rare minerals pit environmentalists against high-tech

Jobs news in Norway: Labour shortages and the gender pay gap
Norway

Jobs news in Norway: Labour shortages and the gender pay gap

Property in Switzerland: Where are house prices rising the fastest?
Switzerland

Property in Switzerland: Where are house prices rising the fastest?

How second-home owners can access healthcare in France
France

How second-home owners can access healthcare in France

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Thursday

Covid-19: US now advises against travel to Austria
Austria

Covid-19: US now advises against travel to Austria

German doctors warn of surge in common colds
Germany

German doctors warn of surge in common colds

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Spain announces €400 culture pass ‘birthday gift’ for teens turning 18
Spain

Spain announces €400 culture pass ‘birthday gift’ for teens turning 18

German hotel workers probed after singer’s anti-Semitism claim
Germany

German hotel workers probed after singer’s anti-Semitism claim

Paris exhibition celebrates 100 years of French Vogue
France

Paris exhibition celebrates 100 years of French Vogue

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 6th October

What does Denmark’s new labour proposal say about foreign workers?
Denmark

What does Denmark’s new labour proposal say about foreign workers?

Proposed new rules affecting employment were announced on Wednesday following an agreement between the government and labour organisations.

Jobs in Germany roundup: Berlin teacher shortage and what to know about holiday pay
Germany

Jobs in Germany roundup: Berlin teacher shortage and what to know about holiday pay

Mar Menor dead fish fiasco: Ecologists launch EU complaint over Spain’s ‘continued failures’
Spain

Mar Menor dead fish fiasco: Ecologists launch EU complaint over Spain’s ‘continued failures’

Italy hit by 20 ‘severe weather events’ in a day as Liguria sees record rainfall
Italy

Italy hit by 20 ‘severe weather events’ in a day as Liguria sees record rainfall

Denmark stops offering Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to under-18s
Denmark

Denmark stops offering Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to under-18s

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for ‘ingenious tool for building molecules’
Sweden

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for ‘ingenious tool for building molecules’

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s rules for Airbnb rentals?
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s rules for Airbnb rentals?

Denmark wants to ban employers from asking age of applicants and squeeze rules on jobseekers
Denmark

Denmark wants to ban employers from asking age of applicants and squeeze rules on jobseekers

What the 2022 French budget means for your finances
France

What the 2022 French budget means for your finances

Gothenburg apartment blast suspect found dead
Sweden

Gothenburg apartment blast suspect found dead

France’s new winter tire rules: Drivers won’t face fines in first year
France

France’s new winter tire rules: Drivers won’t face fines in first year

Health insurance in France: What are the requirements for visitors and residents?
France

Health insurance in France: What are the requirements for visitors and residents?

On a tiny boat, elderly couple find safe haven from La Palma’s volcano
Spain

On a tiny boat, elderly couple find safe haven from La Palma’s volcano

Germany edges a step closer to a government led by the Social Democrats
Germany

Germany edges a step closer to a government led by the Social Democrats

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK
France

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK

French poll predicts Zemmour-Macron showdown in 2022 presidential election
France

French poll predicts Zemmour-Macron showdown in 2022 presidential election

EXPLAINED: How you can make the most of Germany’s 2022 public holidays
Germany

EXPLAINED: How you can make the most of Germany’s 2022 public holidays

Offices of Austrian Chancellor Kurz’s party raided in Vienna
Austria

Offices of Austrian Chancellor Kurz’s party raided in Vienna

Germany ‘doesn’t need a Covid exit strategy like UK’, says Health Minister
Germany

Germany ‘doesn’t need a Covid exit strategy like UK’, says Health Minister

How Germany is trying to convince Covid vaccine sceptics
Germany

How Germany is trying to convince Covid vaccine sceptics

Swiss restaurants, hotels and canteens push for separate areas for the unvaccinated
Switzerland

Swiss restaurants, hotels and canteens push for separate areas for the unvaccinated

French phrase of the day: Un chouïa
France

French phrase of the day: Un chouïa

SNCF opens ticket sales for Christmas train journeys in France
France

SNCF opens ticket sales for Christmas train journeys in France

How to vote by post as a foreign resident in Denmark’s local elections
Denmark

How to vote by post as a foreign resident in Denmark’s local elections

Spanish property news roundup: New laws, taxes and rental benefits
Spain

Spanish property news roundup: New laws, taxes and rental benefits

EXPLAINED: What is Austria’s Covid vaccination lottery?
Austria

EXPLAINED: What is Austria’s Covid vaccination lottery?

Mussolini’s granddaughter tops polls for Rome local election
Italy

Mussolini’s granddaughter tops polls for Rome local election

What are the best concerts in Sweden this autumn?
Sweden

What are the best concerts in Sweden this autumn?

Norwegian word of the day: Tøffelhelt
Norway

Norwegian word of the day: Tøffelhelt

Jobs in Switzerland roundup: Referendum calls for more nurses
Switzerland

Jobs in Switzerland roundup: Referendum calls for more nurses

Renting in Sweden: How to ace the apartment viewing
Sweden

Renting in Sweden: How to ace the apartment viewing

Norwegian road authority in hot water for dumping rocks near UNESCO-listed fjord
Norway

Norwegian road authority in hot water for dumping rocks near UNESCO-listed fjord

OPINION: Zemmour won’t worry Macron, but he should worry France
France

OPINION: Zemmour won’t worry Macron, but he should worry France

Spain approves third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for over-70s
Spain

Spain approves third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for over-70s

Spain’s greatest-ever basketball player Pau Gasol retires
Spain

Spain’s greatest-ever basketball player Pau Gasol retires

German words you need to know: Der Zappelphilipp
Germany

German words you need to know: Der Zappelphilipp

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

La Palma’s volcano evacuees face huge reconstruction challenges
Spain

La Palma’s volcano evacuees face huge reconstruction challenges

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Austria

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Trials of aging Nazis a ‘reminder for the present’, says German prosecutor
Germany

Trials of aging Nazis a ‘reminder for the present’, says German prosecutor

Swedish word of the day: villa
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: villa

Here’s who qualifies for free breast cancer screening in France
France

Here’s who qualifies for free breast cancer screening in France

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Bad weather halves wine harvest in France’s Burgundy vineyards
France

Bad weather halves wine harvest in France’s Burgundy vineyards

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday
Denmark

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Wednesday

France’s oldest man dies aged 112
France

France’s oldest man dies aged 112