The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know
Switzerland

The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know

For new arrivals from most places on earth, Switzerland can appear suspiciously orderly.

Lost your job in Germany? Here’s how to pick yourself up and get paid what you’re owed.

Lost your job in Germany? Here’s how to pick yourself up and get paid what you’re owed.

Swiss parliament approves same-sex marriage
Switzerland

Swiss parliament approves same-sex marriage

Top ten weird German laws and rules
Germany

Top ten weird German laws and rules

Is France really about to grant political asylum to Julian Assange?
France

Is France really about to grant political asylum to Julian Assange?

#MeToo defamation trial kicks off in Sweden
Sweden

#MeToo defamation trial kicks off in Sweden

Paralysed Frenchman at centre of 11-year legal battle dies after life support withdrawn
France

Paralysed Frenchman at centre of 11-year legal battle dies after life support withdrawn

British billionaire ordered to pay €21k to French playwright after losing case
France

British billionaire ordered to pay €21k to French playwright after losing case

Poland summons Swedish ambassador over extradition of Stalinist-era judge
Sweden

Poland summons Swedish ambassador over extradition of Stalinist-era judge

Sweden to stop recognition of child marriages carried out overseas
Sweden

Sweden to stop recognition of child marriages carried out overseas

Salvini to sue anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano
Italy

Salvini to sue anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano

Berlusconi to face new charges in ‘bunga bunga’ bribery case
Italy

Berlusconi to face new charges in ‘bunga bunga’ bribery case

French prosecutors push for Ikea trial over spying charges
Sweden

French prosecutors push for Ikea trial over spying charges

Italian newspaper editor cleared over ‘Islamic b***ards’ headline after terror attack
Italy

Italian newspaper editor cleared over ‘Islamic b***ards’ headline after terror attack

Italy wiretaps bill could aid mafia and harm press freedom, critics say
Italy

Italy wiretaps bill could aid mafia and harm press freedom, critics say

Setback for Swedish bill aimed at reducing deportations of skilled workers
Sweden

Setback for Swedish bill aimed at reducing deportations of skilled workers

Italian father’s life sentence overturned because the son he killed was adopted
Italy

Italian father’s life sentence overturned because the son he killed was adopted

Rome mayor calls for stronger laws to tackle rape after ‘black month’ for sexual assaults
Italy

Rome mayor calls for stronger laws to tackle rape after ‘black month’ for sexual assaults

Vatican corruption trial: Charity directors ‘revamped cardinal’s flat with hospital money’
Italy

Vatican corruption trial: Charity directors ‘revamped cardinal’s flat with hospital money’

Italy’s top court acquits homeless man who snuck into house to sleep
Italy

Italy’s top court acquits homeless man who snuck into house to sleep

France doubles fines for racial discrimination
France

France doubles fines for racial discrimination

Noisy cockerel causes legal row in southern France
France

Noisy cockerel causes legal row in southern France

Five people face charges over Amatrice earthquake building collapses
Italy

Five people face charges over Amatrice earthquake building collapses

Italian woman sues hospital after unsuccessful abortion
Italy

Italian woman sues hospital after unsuccessful abortion

The founder of Italy’s Northern League has been convicted of fraud
Italy

The founder of Italy’s Northern League has been convicted of fraud

Torture has finally been criminalized in Italy
Italy

Torture has finally been criminalized in Italy

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities’ sponsored selfies
Italy

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities’ sponsored selfies

Ex-CIA agent to return to Italy to face sentence for imam kidnap
Italy

Ex-CIA agent to return to Italy to face sentence for imam kidnap

Life sentence for man behind deadly apartment block explosion in Milan
Italy

Life sentence for man behind deadly apartment block explosion in Milan

Italy passes law to stop criminals profiting from slow-paced justice system
Italy

Italy passes law to stop criminals profiting from slow-paced justice system

‘Negligent’ prosecutors must pay damages to family of woman stabbed to death
Italy

‘Negligent’ prosecutors must pay damages to family of woman stabbed to death

Italy’s top court says company was right to sack employee for sleeping on the job
Italy

Italy’s top court says company was right to sack employee for sleeping on the job

OPINION: ‘Italy’s mandatory vaccine law should be adopted worldwide’
Italy

OPINION: ‘Italy’s mandatory vaccine law should be adopted worldwide’

Italian court tells Ryanair to pay compensation for plane damage to family home
Italy

Italian court tells Ryanair to pay compensation for plane damage to family home

Italian court lifts Uber ban
Italy

Italian court lifts Uber ban

Italy’s top court rules Sikhs can’t carry religious knives
Italy

Italy’s top court rules Sikhs can’t carry religious knives

Italian prosecutors call for Costa Concordia shipwreck captain to be jailed
Italy

Italian prosecutors call for Costa Concordia shipwreck captain to be jailed

Mobile phones can cause tumours, Italian court rules
Italy

Mobile phones can cause tumours, Italian court rules

Costa Concordia’s ‘Captain Coward’ faces Italy’s top court
Italy

Costa Concordia’s ‘Captain Coward’ faces Italy’s top court

Teenager fined €10,000 for public peeing in Italy
Italy

Teenager fined €10,000 for public peeing in Italy

Spanish woman jailed over Twitter terrorism jokes
Spain

Spanish woman jailed over Twitter terrorism jokes

Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial over ‘bunga bunga bribes’ in July
Italy

Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial over ‘bunga bunga bribes’ in July

Catania launches Mount Etna security probe after explosion that injured ten
Italy

Catania launches Mount Etna security probe after explosion that injured ten

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy
Italy

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy

Italy just recognized two gay men as adoptive fathers for the first time
Italy

Italy just recognized two gay men as adoptive fathers for the first time

Italian startup defeats Facebook in David v Goliath court case
Italy

Italian startup defeats Facebook in David v Goliath court case

In landmark ruling, Italy recognizes gay couple as dads to surrogate babies
Italy

In landmark ruling, Italy recognizes gay couple as dads to surrogate babies

Italian doctor sentenced to jail for sexual abuse
Italy

Italian doctor sentenced to jail for sexual abuse

Naples hospital staff skipped work for tennis, shopping, and second jobs
Italy

Naples hospital staff skipped work for tennis, shopping, and second jobs

Italy’s anti-discrimination head quits over gay sex club scandal
Italy

Italy’s anti-discrimination head quits over gay sex club scandal

Ex-PM Renzi’s dad investigated for ‘influence trafficking’
Italy

Ex-PM Renzi’s dad investigated for ‘influence trafficking’

Italy debates fines and prison terms for people who spread fake news
Italy

Italy debates fines and prison terms for people who spread fake news

Brain surgeon sues Austrian Airlines over folding-tray finger injury
Austria

Brain surgeon sues Austrian Airlines over folding-tray finger injury

Italy’s imams to get training on the Constitution
Italy

Italy’s imams to get training on the Constitution

Meredith Kercher murder case: Italy blocks new review
Italy

Meredith Kercher murder case: Italy blocks new review

Teen removed from mother’s custody for being ‘too effeminate’
Italy

Teen removed from mother’s custody for being ‘too effeminate’

Pope releases jailed priest in time for Christmas
Italy

Pope releases jailed priest in time for Christmas

Fourteen prison officers investigated over knotted bedsheets escape
Italy

Fourteen prison officers investigated over knotted bedsheets escape

Italy’s first female jihadist sentenced to nine years
Italy

Italy’s first female jihadist sentenced to nine years

Berlusconi trial sought over bunga bunga bribes
Italy

Berlusconi trial sought over bunga bunga bribes

Soon, married Italians might not have to promise to be faithful
Italy

Soon, married Italians might not have to promise to be faithful

Trieste mulls set of ‘anti-begging’ laws
Italy

Trieste mulls set of ‘anti-begging’ laws

Dogs should be treated like children in divorce cases: Italian lawyer
Italy

Dogs should be treated like children in divorce cases: Italian lawyer

Divorce up 57 percent in Italy thanks to quickie law
Italy

Divorce up 57 percent in Italy thanks to quickie law

Italian shopkeepers launch legal challenge against slot machine bans
Italy

Italian shopkeepers launch legal challenge against slot machine bans

Pope aide interviewed by Australian police over sex abuse claims
Italy

Pope aide interviewed by Australian police over sex abuse claims

Italian fined €30,000 for bad-mouthing her ex to her son
Italy

Italian fined €30,000 for bad-mouthing her ex to her son

Sex, lies and Berlusconi: 23 face charges for lying under oath in bunga bunga trial
Italy

Sex, lies and Berlusconi: 23 face charges for lying under oath in bunga bunga trial

Italian lottery reimburses scratchcard fan who never won
Italy

Italian lottery reimburses scratchcard fan who never won

Court mulls if online sex work counts as ‘working remotely’
Germany

Court mulls if online sex work counts as ‘working remotely’

Sicilians cash in on ‘buy 10 get one free’ sex scheme
Italy

Sicilians cash in on ‘buy 10 get one free’ sex scheme

Italian wife risks six years in jail for not doing housework
Italy

Italian wife risks six years in jail for not doing housework

Elton John sues French media over ‘rumours’
France

Elton John sues French media over ‘rumours’

Danish report: No need for whistleblower law
Denmark

Danish report: No need for whistleblower law

Balcony smoking times can be limited: court
Germany

Balcony smoking times can be limited: court

Swedish schoolboy told to pay massive legal bill
Sweden

Swedish schoolboy told to pay massive legal bill

Denmark, Germany launch joint patrols
Germany

Denmark, Germany launch joint patrols

The divorce law pitfalls in France that foreigners need to be aware of
France

The divorce law pitfalls in France that foreigners need to be aware of

From bikinis to buskers: Spain’s weirdest laws
Spain

From bikinis to buskers: Spain’s weirdest laws

Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis
Italy

Turin votes in favour of legalizing cannabis

Woman reports husband for denying her sex
Italy

Woman reports husband for denying her sex

Politician slammed for remarks on Sharia courts
Germany

Politician slammed for remarks on Sharia courts

Courts hear business cases in English
Germany

Courts hear business cases in English

Captured freighter captain may sue employers
Germany

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

More parents lose custody rights
Germany

More parents lose custody rights

Telekom to face irate shareholders in court
Germany

Telekom to face irate shareholders in court

placeholder image
Sweden

Volvo Cars ordered to pay man 378 million

placeholder image
Sweden

Pizza baker escapes Olympic penalty

placeholder image
Sweden

Olympic official resigns in protest

placeholder image
Sweden

Prosecutor slammed for holding back information

placeholder image
Sweden

Loophole allows foreign criminals to return

placeholder image
Sweden

Nightclub guards to be probed by top official

placeholder image
Sweden

Murderer’s sentence ‘should not be cut’

placeholder image
Sweden

Unheard cases pile up in Swedish courts

placeholder image
Sweden

Prison time for mentally ill

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish prosecutors’ agency running out of money

placeholder image
Sweden

Clients find IT consultants need a reboot

placeholder image
Sweden

More trials called off due to no-show suspects

Arboga murderer: ‘Sweden not governed by law’
Sweden

Arboga murderer: ‘Sweden not governed by law’

Swedish vodka firm sues UK radio station
Sweden

Swedish vodka firm sues UK radio station

New bias suspicions in Pirate Bay legal battle
Sweden

New bias suspicions in Pirate Bay legal battle

placeholder image
Sweden

Sweden’s Supreme Court gets first female chair

Toyota wins case over Volvo ‘safest car’ claims
Sweden

Toyota wins case over Volvo ‘safest car’ claims

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish court convicts dead man for assault

placeholder image
Sweden

Terminally ill woman denied early pension

SAS posts deep losses after cartel fine
Sweden

SAS posts deep losses after cartel fine

Swedish inventor’s patent case retried in US
Sweden

Swedish inventor’s patent case retried in US

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish school in million kronor bullying lawsuit

Bad interpreters a ‘threat’ to rule of law in Sweden
Sweden

Bad interpreters a ‘threat’ to rule of law in Sweden

placeholder image
Sweden

‘Suspects can claim they were drunk and go free’

Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep
Sweden

Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep

Convicted lay judges found working in Sweden
Sweden

Convicted lay judges found working in Sweden

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish media muzzled by UK court: report

The legal woes of Nicolas Sarkozy
France

The legal woes of Nicolas Sarkozy

Thales must pay Taiwan 500 million – court
France

Thales must pay Taiwan 500 million – court

Chirac to go on trial for corruption
France

Chirac to go on trial for corruption

Court fines family over adopted fox
France

Court fines family over adopted fox

France cracks down on illegal downloading
France

France cracks down on illegal downloading

A Facebook ‘like’ can constitute apology for terrorism, rules Italy’s top court
Italy

A Facebook ‘like’ can constitute apology for terrorism, rules Italy’s top court

Sicily town banishes pushy waiters from the pavement
Italy

Sicily town banishes pushy waiters from the pavement

Serving frozen food without telling customers is fraud, rules top Italian court
Italy

Serving frozen food without telling customers is fraud, rules top Italian court

Italy delays vote on citizenship rights for children of migrants
Italy

Italy delays vote on citizenship rights for children of migrants

Italians debate whether Italy-born children of migrants should get citizenship
Italy

Italians debate whether Italy-born children of migrants should get citizenship

Misheard word led to 20 years’ wrongful imprisonment for Italian man
Italy

Misheard word led to 20 years’ wrongful imprisonment for Italian man

Italy court gives American woman’s killer 30 years
Italy

Italy court gives American woman’s killer 30 years

Italy’s ‘Angel of Death’ anaesthetist held over suspicious deaths
Italy

Italy’s ‘Angel of Death’ anaesthetist held over suspicious deaths

Moroccan king to cover star’s legal fees in French rape case
France

Moroccan king to cover star’s legal fees in French rape case

EU prosecutor proposal ‘too risky’: minister
Sweden

EU prosecutor proposal ‘too risky’: minister

UMP backs tougher immigration rules
France

UMP backs tougher immigration rules

placeholder image
Sweden

Lack of interpreters threat to asylum process

Beltran demands retrial in rape case
Sweden

Beltran demands retrial in rape case