Italy’s ‘superbonus’ renovations delayed by builder shortages and bureaucracy
Italy

Italy’s ‘superbonus’ renovations delayed by builder shortages and bureaucracy

The popularity of Italy's so-called 'superbonus' and the complexity of accessing it has led to setbacks in renovation timescales, leaving some property owners worried about whether they'll actually complete their building jobs in time.

The five most essential pieces of paperwork you’ll need when moving to Italy
Italy

The five most essential pieces of paperwork you’ll need when moving to Italy

EXPLAINED: What is Italy’s PEC email and how do you get one?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What is Italy’s PEC email and how do you get one?

Who needs to pay the Italian TV licence fee – and how to cancel it
Italy

Who needs to pay the Italian TV licence fee – and how to cancel it

EXPLAINED: Can second-home owners get an Italian residence permit?
Italy

EXPLAINED: Can second-home owners get an Italian residence permit?

Explained: What Brits need to know about visas for Italy after Brexit
Italy

Explained: What Brits need to know about visas for Italy after Brexit

Italian bureaucracy: What is a SPID and how do you get one?
Italy

Italian bureaucracy: What is a SPID and how do you get one?

French cheese causes a stink at US customs
France

French cheese causes a stink at US customs

‘France right to stop baker working too much’
France

‘France right to stop baker working too much’

EXPLAINED: How do you take your driving test in Italy?
Italy

EXPLAINED: How do you take your driving test in Italy?

Italy to double fines for disabled parking space violations
Italy

Italy to double fines for disabled parking space violations

How to use your Italian ID card to access official services online
Italy

How to use your Italian ID card to access official services online

Who can register for national healthcare in Italy?
Italy

Who can register for national healthcare in Italy?

An essential guide to Swiss work permits
Switzerland

An essential guide to Swiss work permits

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?
Italy

Italian residency: Who needs it and how do you get it?

EXPLAINED: What you’ll need to do if you bring a car to Italy from another country
Italy

EXPLAINED: What you’ll need to do if you bring a car to Italy from another country

Living in France: Three key steps to help you settle in faster
France

Living in France: Three key steps to help you settle in faster

Reader question: Can I access Italy’s Covid ‘green pass’ if I was vaccinated in the US?
Italy

Reader question: Can I access Italy’s Covid ‘green pass’ if I was vaccinated in the US?

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my Italian tax number or health card?
Italy

Reader question: What do I do if I lose my Italian tax number or health card?

Beat the queues: 19 bits of Italian bureaucracy you can do online
Italy

Beat the queues: 19 bits of Italian bureaucracy you can do online

‘How we claimed Italy’s building bonus twice for the same property’
Italy

‘How we claimed Italy’s building bonus twice for the same property’

Tessera sanitaria: How do you apply for or renew your Italian health card?
Italy

Tessera sanitaria: How do you apply for or renew your Italian health card?

What is Italy’s ‘green pass’ for travel and how do you get it?
Italy

What is Italy’s ‘green pass’ for travel and how do you get it?

Living in Germany: three key steps to help you settle in faster
Germany

Living in Germany: three key steps to help you settle in faster

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online Cl@ve system
Spain

Spanish bureaucracy explained: Saving time through the online [email protected] system

Reader question: How long does it take to get a post-Brexit residency card in Italy?
Italy

Reader question: How long does it take to get a post-Brexit residency card in Italy?

What Brexit has changed for British visitors to Italy
Italy

What Brexit has changed for British visitors to Italy

Libro de Familia: Spain to scrap its marriage and baby booklet
Spain

Libro de Familia: Spain to scrap its marriage and baby booklet

BREXIT: UK driving licences to remain valid in Italy until end of 2021
Italy

BREXIT: UK driving licences to remain valid in Italy until end of 2021

Italy approves post-Covid economic recovery plan
Italy

Italy approves post-Covid economic recovery plan

The myths you shouldn’t believe about Brits’ rights in Italy after Brexit
Italy

The myths you shouldn’t believe about Brits’ rights in Italy after Brexit

How to change your registered address in Italy
Italy

How to change your registered address in Italy

16 of the most essential articles you’ll need when moving to Italy
Italy

16 of the most essential articles you’ll need when moving to Italy

BREXIT: How British citizens in Italy are overcoming bureaucratic problems
Italy

BREXIT: How British citizens in Italy are overcoming bureaucratic problems

International living: how to find local knowledge and support

International living: how to find local knowledge and support

Moving to Italy with pets? Here’s what you need to know
Italy

Moving to Italy with pets? Here’s what you need to know

Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France
France

Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France

‘What I learned when I applied for the Brexit residence card for Brits in Italy’
Italy

‘What I learned when I applied for the Brexit residence card for Brits in Italy’

Brexit: Italian government helps Brits to ‘cheat the system’ amid residency card chaos
Italy

Brexit: Italian government helps Brits to ‘cheat the system’ amid residency card chaos

Empadronamiento in Spain: What is it and how do I apply?
Spain

Empadronamiento in Spain: What is it and how do I apply?

Brexit: Anger and frustration for Brits in Italy amid confusion over new biometric ID card
Italy

Brexit: Anger and frustration for Brits in Italy amid confusion over new biometric ID card

Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain
Spain

Beat the queues: 25 official matters you can do online in Spain

EXPLAINED: What are the different documents Italy’s British residents need after Brexit?
Italy

EXPLAINED: What are the different documents Italy’s British residents need after Brexit?

What you need to know about getting an Italian driving licence post-Brexit
Italy

What you need to know about getting an Italian driving licence post-Brexit

Covid-19: Italy confirms new extension for expired ID documents
Italy

Covid-19: Italy confirms new extension for expired ID documents

What changes about life in Italy in February 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in February 2021?

What does it mean in France when you ‘declare on your honour’?
France

What does it mean in France when you ‘declare on your honour’?

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie
France

OPINION: The terror of French bureaucracy and why it’s good to have a friend at the local Mairie

Italian bureaucracy explained: What’s the IO app and what can you use it for?
Italy

Italian bureaucracy explained: What’s the IO app and what can you use it for?

‘Dead’ Frenchwoman spends three years trying to prove she is still alive
France

‘Dead’ Frenchwoman spends three years trying to prove she is still alive

Until when will Italy’s state of emergency be extended?
Italy

Until when will Italy’s state of emergency be extended?

Italy confirms post-Brexit visa rules for British nationals
Italy

Italy confirms post-Brexit visa rules for British nationals

‘The queuing is ridiculous’: What Spanish bureaucracy is really like
Spain

‘The queuing is ridiculous’: What Spanish bureaucracy is really like

‘It’s happening’: Italy to clarify new visa rules for Brits post-Brexit
Italy

‘It’s happening’: Italy to clarify new visa rules for Brits post-Brexit

How to become Italian: A guide to getting citizenship
Italy

How to become Italian: A guide to getting citizenship

UPDATED: Here’s the new form you need to go outside in Italy’s lockdown phase two
Italy

UPDATED: Here’s the new form you need to go outside in Italy’s lockdown phase two

Italy extends expired residence permits, ID cards and driving licenses
Italy

Italy extends expired residence permits, ID cards and driving licenses

‘What I wish I’d known’: An American’s advice on getting residency in Italy
Italy

‘What I wish I’d known’: An American’s advice on getting residency in Italy

Brexit meets Italian bureaucracy: How to deal with the ultimate paperwork nightmare
Italy

Brexit meets Italian bureaucracy: How to deal with the ultimate paperwork nightmare

Spain’s ‘laziest’ civil servants could now have their wages slashed
Spain

Spain’s ‘laziest’ civil servants could now have their wages slashed

Life in Italy: ‘How Little Britain helped me deal with Italian bureaucracy’
Italy

Life in Italy: ‘How Little Britain helped me deal with Italian bureaucracy’

This is what ID you need to travel to Switzerland’s neighbouring countries
Switzerland

This is what ID you need to travel to Switzerland’s neighbouring countries

Italian problems: Driving seven hours (in a heatwave) to sign a form
Italy

Italian problems: Driving seven hours (in a heatwave) to sign a form

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland
Switzerland

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained
France

From dossier to Notaire: French bureaucracy explained

How to future-proof your life in Italy post-Brexit
Italy

How to future-proof your life in Italy post-Brexit

‘Omnipresent’: The truth about the dreaded paperwork in France
France

‘Omnipresent’: The truth about the dreaded paperwork in France

How to get the new piece of Brexit paperwork all Brits in Italy need
Italy

How to get the new piece of Brexit paperwork all Brits in Italy need

Sweden, is this fur real? Dog’s paw print needed to pick up parcel from post office
Sweden

Sweden, is this fur real? Dog’s paw print needed to pick up parcel from post office

Swiss red tape: court rules against retirees’ ‘flashy’ orange house
Switzerland

Swiss red tape: court rules against retirees’ ‘flashy’ orange house

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?
Germany

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?

Munich residents have just been spared Germany’s most annoying bit of bureaucracy
Germany

Munich residents have just been spared Germany’s most annoying bit of bureaucracy

Berlin district offers foreigners a lifeline by translating online info into ‘easy German’
Germany

Berlin district offers foreigners a lifeline by translating online info into ‘easy German’

Bureaucracy and tax rates make Italy the G7’s least competitive country by far: WEF
Italy

Bureaucracy and tax rates make Italy the G7’s least competitive country by far: WEF

Why this flying Frenchman is so fed up he wants to flee France
France

Why this flying Frenchman is so fed up he wants to flee France

Getting to grips with the ungrippable: More Italian life lessons
Italy

Getting to grips with the ungrippable: More Italian life lessons

Italy must step up reforms to tackle poverty and inequality: OECD
Italy

Italy must step up reforms to tackle poverty and inequality: OECD

Italy made easy: how to avoid bureaucratic pitfalls
Italy

Italy made easy: how to avoid bureaucratic pitfalls

Vienna’s Labour Market Service (AMS) abused daily by the city’s unemployed
Austria

Vienna’s Labour Market Service (AMS) abused daily by the city’s unemployed

Paperwork delay leads to fatal bridge collapse in Italy
Italy

Paperwork delay leads to fatal bridge collapse in Italy

France takes baby steps to make life simpler
France

France takes baby steps to make life simpler

These six fussy laws could’ve only been made in Germany
Germany

These six fussy laws could’ve only been made in Germany

France cuts more red tape to make our lives simpler
France

France cuts more red tape to make our lives simpler

Denmark’s great flagpole mystery solved
Denmark

Denmark’s great flagpole mystery solved

Denmark wants to count all of its flagpoles
Denmark

Denmark wants to count all of its flagpoles

Overly generous Munich pays its bills twice
Germany

Overly generous Munich pays its bills twice

British expats fall victim to NHS clampdown
Spain

British expats fall victim to NHS clampdown

What changed in France on January 1st?
France

What changed in France on January 1st?

‘Red tape France’ tops UN e-efficiency list
France

‘Red tape France’ tops UN e-efficiency list

The student dream? Make me a bureaucrat
Germany

The student dream? Make me a bureaucrat

What will France’s new regions look like?
France

What will France’s new regions look like?

‘French regions aren’t the problem, it’s the towns’
France

‘French regions aren’t the problem, it’s the towns’

Brexit: Do you need to swap your British driving licence for an Italian one?
Italy

Brexit: Do you need to swap your British driving licence for an Italian one?

Bavaria plans online bureaucracy revolution
Germany

Bavaria plans online bureaucracy revolution

French bureaucrats send letter to Napoleon
France

French bureaucrats send letter to Napoleon

State bills crash victim for €25,000 road damage
France

State bills crash victim for €25,000 road damage

Seven tips to beat German bureaucracy
Germany

Seven tips to beat German bureaucracy

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion
Germany

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

Going with Germany’s bureaucratic flow
Germany

Going with Germany’s bureaucratic flow

What Germany’s new bureaucracy hotline can do for you
Germany

What Germany’s new bureaucracy hotline can do for you

Baffled Germans get new bureaucracy helpline
Germany

Baffled Germans get new bureaucracy helpline

Police call other police to aid injured woman
Germany

Police call other police to aid injured woman

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Sweden

Compensation for girl ‘who didn’t exist’

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Sweden

Sweden’s small firms ‘struggle with regulation’

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Sweden

Swedish bureaucrats force tuna fish on Asian detour

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Sweden

Tax agency: DNA-test no proof of paternity

What you need to know about Italy’s language test for citizenship
Italy

What you need to know about Italy’s language test for citizenship

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape
France

Life to get simpler as France cuts red tape

French taxman sends bill to dead man’s grave
France

French taxman sends bill to dead man’s grave

Jobseeker given 22,000 years to pay her debt
France

Jobseeker given 22,000 years to pay her debt

Spanish tax returns: what you need to know
Spain

Spanish tax returns: what you need to know

Named and shamed: France’s craziest laws
France

Named and shamed: France’s craziest laws

Minister vows to cut red tape for businesses
France

Minister vows to cut red tape for businesses

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France

Romanian 12-year-old spends two weeks in jail

Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?
Sweden

Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?

No, marrying an Italian won’t save you from Brexit
Italy

No, marrying an Italian won’t save you from Brexit

Codice fiscale: How to get your Italian tax code
Italy

Codice fiscale: How to get your Italian tax code

What Italy’s new laws mean for your citizenship application
Italy

What Italy’s new laws mean for your citizenship application

Refugees create app to crack German bureaucratic maze
Germany

Refugees create app to crack German bureaucratic maze

How one American got Italian citizenship through ancestry
Italy

How one American got Italian citizenship through ancestry

US upholds ban on ‘putrid’ French cheese
France

US upholds ban on ‘putrid’ French cheese

Sacked senior civil servants pull high salaries: report
Sweden

Sacked senior civil servants pull high salaries: report

Öland ‘part of the mainland’: EU
Sweden

Öland ‘part of the mainland’: EU

Driver’s licences get expiration date
Germany

Driver’s licences get expiration date

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Sweden

Gay spouses ‘still being registered as partners’

The Local’s guide to EU elections
Germany

The Local’s guide to EU elections

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Sweden

Cakes not good enough for bureaucrats