What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?
Italy

What’s the difference between Italian residency and citizenship?

As a foreigner in Italy you enter a complicated world of bureaucracy, but one question we are asked a lot is the difference in status between residency and citizenship. Here's an overview.

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

Spain to become first EU country to ensure delivery riders are salaried staff
Spain

Spain to become first EU country to ensure delivery riders are salaried staff

What you need to know if you sub-let in Germany
Germany

What you need to know if you sub-let in Germany

Will foreigners in Switzerland finally earn the right to vote in federal elections?
Switzerland

Will foreigners in Switzerland finally earn the right to vote in federal elections?

Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?
Spain

Noisy neighbours: What are my rights in Spain?

Vacation days in Germany: What to know about your rights as an employee
Germany

Vacation days in Germany: What to know about your rights as an employee

‘Mum and dad’ references to be removed from Italian kids’ ID cards
Italy

‘Mum and dad’ references to be removed from Italian kids’ ID cards

These are the documents Brits in Germany should carry when travelling after December 31st
Germany

These are the documents Brits in Germany should carry when travelling after December 31st

Brexit calendar: What are the future key dates for Brits in Germany?
Germany

Brexit calendar: What are the future key dates for Brits in Germany?

Brexit: How thousands of Brits in Germany will be in limbo after doors close on dual nationality
Germany

Brexit: How thousands of Brits in Germany will be in limbo after doors close on dual nationality

Brexit: What Brits in Germany need to know about the law to guarantee residency
Germany

Brexit: What Brits in Germany need to know about the law to guarantee residency

Brexit: Germany passes law to guarantee rights of British residents
Germany

Brexit: Germany passes law to guarantee rights of British residents

Q&A: Will I be able to move to Germany after the Brexit transition period?
Germany

Q&A: Will I be able to move to Germany after the Brexit transition period?

Q&A: What does Brexit mean for my rights as a Brit living in Germany?
Germany

Q&A: What does Brexit mean for my rights as a Brit living in Germany?

Employee rights in Switzerland: What happens if you are placed under investigation?
Switzerland

Employee rights in Switzerland: What happens if you are placed under investigation?

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job
Italy

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job

Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court
Italy

Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court

Reggio Emilia becomes first city in Italy to offer gender-neutral toilets
Italy

Reggio Emilia becomes first city in Italy to offer gender-neutral toilets

International anti-LGBT, anti-abortion congress opens in Verona
Italy

International anti-LGBT, anti-abortion congress opens in Verona

Italy just made it easier to claim self-defence if you hurt or kill an intruder
Italy

Italy just made it easier to claim self-defence if you hurt or kill an intruder

‘Securing rights of Britons in Europe is legally possible, they just need to try’

‘Securing rights of Britons in Europe is legally possible, they just need to try’

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards
Italy

Italian watchdog blocks Salvini’s attempt to put ‘mother and father’ on kids’ ID cards

Verona defies Italy’s abortion law and declares itself a ‘pro-life city’
Italy

Verona defies Italy’s abortion law and declares itself a ‘pro-life city’

Same-sex marriages performed abroad won’t be recognized in Italy
Italy

Same-sex marriages performed abroad won’t be recognized in Italy

What working parents in Germany need to know when their child is sick
Germany

What working parents in Germany need to know when their child is sick

Five things to know about renting an apartment in Denmark
Denmark

Five things to know about renting an apartment in Denmark

Facebook can’t force Germans to use their real names, court rules
Germany

Facebook can’t force Germans to use their real names, court rules

Tenant in Denmark? Here are your rights relating to eviction
Denmark

Tenant in Denmark? Here are your rights relating to eviction

The Poles who have sought sanctuary in Germany from their ‘stifling’ homeland
Germany

The Poles who have sought sanctuary in Germany from their ‘stifling’ homeland

FOCUS: Terror-weary French choose security over sacred liberté
France

FOCUS: Terror-weary French choose security over sacred liberté

Why alarm bells are ringing over France’s new law to fight terror
France

Why alarm bells are ringing over France’s new law to fight terror

Azerbaijan sues French reporters who called it ‘dictatorship’
France

Azerbaijan sues French reporters who called it ‘dictatorship’

Denmark maintains positive record on LGBTI rights
Denmark

Denmark maintains positive record on LGBTI rights

Anti-abortion midwife was not discriminated against, Swedish court rules
Sweden

Anti-abortion midwife was not discriminated against, Swedish court rules

‘Arctic ethics are inspired by Nordic cooperation’

‘Arctic ethics are inspired by Nordic cooperation’

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy
Italy

Make torture a crime, Council of Europe tells Italy

What you need to know about the strikes crippling Berlin airports
Germany

What you need to know about the strikes crippling Berlin airports

13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland
Switzerland

13 key milestones in the history of women’s rights in Switzerland

‘Stop telling expat Remainers to come home – it’s not that simple’
Italy

‘Stop telling expat Remainers to come home – it’s not that simple’

Court reaffirms: no anonymity rights for sperm donors
Germany

Court reaffirms: no anonymity rights for sperm donors

Same-sex unions in Austria edge closer to marriage status
Austria

Same-sex unions in Austria edge closer to marriage status

Norway won’t give children the right to complain to the UN
Norway

Norway won’t give children the right to complain to the UN

German retailer ups payout for Pakistan factory fire victims
Germany

German retailer ups payout for Pakistan factory fire victims

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes
Italy

Italians in civil unions face bureaucratic woes

Mum must tell daughter who her dad is: Swiss court
Switzerland

Mum must tell daughter who her dad is: Swiss court

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father
Germany

Law to force mums to give up identity of child’s real father

First gay ‘wedding’ happens in Berlin Protestant church
Germany

First gay ‘wedding’ happens in Berlin Protestant church

Doctor-patient trust at risk in new anti-terror proposals
Germany

Doctor-patient trust at risk in new anti-terror proposals

Gender equality? Meet Germany’s first ‘men’s officer’
Germany

Gender equality? Meet Germany’s first ‘men’s officer’

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy
Italy

Gay civil unions finally become a reality in Italy

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination
Italy

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Gay German MP ‘violently arrested’ at Istanbul demo
Germany

Gay German MP ‘violently arrested’ at Istanbul demo

Italy’s top court lets gay woman adopt partner’s child
Italy

Italy’s top court lets gay woman adopt partner’s child

Pride Parade bangs the drum for LGBT rights
Switzerland

Pride Parade bangs the drum for LGBT rights

Italian teacher sacked for killing two rabbits in class
Italy

Italian teacher sacked for killing two rabbits in class

WHO launches first guidelines for treating FGM victims
Switzerland

WHO launches first guidelines for treating FGM victims

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law
Italy

Italian right seeks referendum to overturn gay unions law

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote
Italy

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill
Italy

Italy holds confidence vote on civil rights bill

UN rights chief attacks rising xenophobia
Switzerland

UN rights chief attacks rising xenophobia

Thousands may have starved in Syria: UN
Switzerland

Thousands may have starved in Syria: UN

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions
Italy

Renzi threatens confidence vote over gay unions

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids
Italy

‘I’d burn my gay son’ comment enrages parents of gay kids

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi
Italy

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

HIV transfusion scandal: Italy ordered to pay out millions
Italy

HIV transfusion scandal: Italy ordered to pay out millions

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister
Italy

‘Surrogacy is like a sex crime’: Italy minister

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case
Italy

Italy court OKs landmark gay adoption case

France forces closure of three ‘radical mosques’
France

France forces closure of three ‘radical mosques’

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill
Italy

Italy begins debating same-sex unions bill

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents
Italy

Bologna slashes red tape for gay parents

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades
Italy

Fury as Venice mayor bans Pride parades

Historic Palio protest gets go ahead in Siena
Italy

Historic Palio protest gets go ahead in Siena

Brexit: Brits in Germany urged to apply for residence status before 2021 deadline
Germany

Brexit: Brits in Germany urged to apply for residence status before 2021 deadline

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry
Italy

Uproar after circus penguins found in lorry

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple
Italy

Italian judge entrusts child to lesbian couple

Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights
Italy

Italy told to recognize same-sex couple rights

Animal activists call for Palio ban after horse dies
Italy

Animal activists call for Palio ban after horse dies

Taliban in Norway for informal talks
Norway

Taliban in Norway for informal talks

How 1890s Germany led LGBT rights charge
Germany

How 1890s Germany led LGBT rights charge

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case
Italy

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Italy urged to make torture a crime
Italy

Italy urged to make torture a crime

PM brings up death penalty on China trip
Sweden

PM brings up death penalty on China trip

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May
Italy

Renzi wants civil unions bill by May

Ex-prisoner sues Berlin for ‘too small’ jail cells
Germany

Ex-prisoner sues Berlin for ‘too small’ jail cells

Pope’s ‘smack’ approval draws ire in Germany
Germany

Pope’s ‘smack’ approval draws ire in Germany

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Italy

Italy wrong to take child born to surrogate: ECHR

ECHR rejects Italy embryo mix-up case
Italy

ECHR rejects Italy embryo mix-up case

‘France’s protest ban will only lead to more trouble’
France

‘France’s protest ban will only lead to more trouble’

Marriage still valid after sex change: Italian court
Italy

Marriage still valid after sex change: Italian court

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights
Italy

Italy lags far behind in Europe on gay rights

‘If the internship is really bad, walk away’
Germany

‘If the internship is really bad, walk away’

‘Fame-seeking’ cat-throwers spark outrage
Italy

‘Fame-seeking’ cat-throwers spark outrage

Publishers bicker over Lena rights
Germany

Publishers bicker over Lena rights

CSD parade fills Berlin amid calls for gay rights
Germany

CSD parade fills Berlin amid calls for gay rights

German journalist expelled from China earthquake zone
Germany

German journalist expelled from China earthquake zone

Chinese embassy in Berlin hit by protests
Germany

Chinese embassy in Berlin hit by protests

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Germany

Cologne celebrates Christopher Street Day

Spying bosses sack translators
Sweden

Spying bosses sack translators

‘We’ve never had liberté, egalité or fraternité’
France

‘We’ve never had liberté, egalité or fraternité’

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen
Spain

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen

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Switzerland

Syria massacres must spur action: Pillay

Aggrieved fathers spend night on cathedral roof
France

Aggrieved fathers spend night on cathedral roof

‘Cannabis clubs are the solution, not the problem’
France

‘Cannabis clubs are the solution, not the problem’

French weed users register ‘cannabis clubs’
France

French weed users register ‘cannabis clubs’

Outrage as diner shuns blind man over guide dog
France

Outrage as diner shuns blind man over guide dog

France ends ‘costly’ jury trial experiment
France

France ends ‘costly’ jury trial experiment

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France

Crucifix-wearing air steward wins European court ruling

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France

Gay adoption ban to be dropped in France

Fury as executioner’s torture collection is sold
France

Fury as executioner’s torture collection is sold

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France

Romanian 12-year-old spends two weeks in jail

Uproar over French traffic fine database
France

Uproar over French traffic fine database

Brits’ anxiety, residence permits and ‘Freundship’: Brexit experts talk to The Local
Germany

Brits’ anxiety, residence permits and ‘Freundship’: Brexit experts talk to The Local

Brexit: Germany plans to extend transition period for Brits in case of no-deal
Germany

Brexit: Germany plans to extend transition period for Brits in case of no-deal

Italy ‘still committed’ to bill on citizenship rights for migrant children
Italy

Italy ‘still committed’ to bill on citizenship rights for migrant children

Germany stops sending refugees back to Hungary over rights record
Germany

Germany stops sending refugees back to Hungary over rights record

Gay marriage back on the discussion table in Swiss parliament
Switzerland

Gay marriage back on the discussion table in Swiss parliament

ANALYSIS: ‘Violence against women conditions every aspect of our lives’
Italy

ANALYSIS: ‘Violence against women conditions every aspect of our lives’

Brits in Sweden ‘least informed’ about EU vote
Sweden

Brits in Sweden ‘least informed’ about EU vote

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

EU court blasts Italy over abduction of Egyptian imam
Italy

EU court blasts Italy over abduction of Egyptian imam

Sweden to implement Unicef rights of child law
Sweden

Sweden to implement Unicef rights of child law

Merkel raises human rights on China trip
Germany

Merkel raises human rights on China trip

‘Italy struggles to accept its multi-cultural identity’
Italy

‘Italy struggles to accept its multi-cultural identity’

French PM slammed over votes for foreigners
France

French PM slammed over votes for foreigners

Schavan says German women get a raw deal
Germany

Schavan says German women get a raw deal