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Pro-Ukraine rallies across Europe on war anniversary
on 25 Febbraio 2024 at 9:14
Protesters rallied across Europe Saturday in support of Ukraine on the second anniversary of Moscow’s invasion, urging greater Western backing as fears mount about Kyiv’s ability to fend off an emboldened Russia.
What happens next for Sweden’s Nato application?
on 25 Febbraio 2024 at 7:51
It looks like Hungary will ratify Sweden’s Nato application next week, but there are still a few steps required before the country can become a full member of the defence alliance.
Everything you need to know about Sweden’s plans for tougher work permit rules
on 25 Febbraio 2024 at 7:47
A new government report has laid out how to decide on which in-demand skills and professions should be excused from a new work permit salary threshold. Here are the inquiry’s recommendations in detail.
Ten things you should never say to an Andalusian
on 25 Febbraio 2024 at 7:42
From calling them lazy to poking fun at their accent and mocking their Semana Santa celebrations, there are quite a few sure-fire ways to annoy an Andalusian which you should avoid.
Living in Germany: East-west divide and the origins of the Stammtisch tradition
on 24 Febbraio 2024 at 6:42
This week we get into the residual impacts of Germany’s old East-West border, how a train platform used to send off prisoners during the Nazi era has been transformed, and some interesting history around the German ‘Stammtisch’ tradition.
Inside France: Snow, historic heroes and cow-pats
on 24 Febbraio 2024 at 6:36
From the political showdown among the cows to making history in Paris, via vanishing snow and award-winning films, our weekly newsletter Inside France looks at what we have been talking about in France this week.
Polish farmers threaten to block key German border crossing
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 16:07
Polish farmers said Friday that they would block a key frontier road into Germany as part of a growing protest over European regulations and cheaper imports.
France blames Russia’s FSB for Star of David graffiti campaign
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 15:55
France believes that Russia’s security service FSB was behind a campaign in which Star of David graffiti were daubed on buildings in and around Paris last autumn, a French source said on Friday.
German parliament votes to legalise cannabis possession
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 14:55
The German parliament has passed a controversial law to legalise the recreational use of cannabis with strict rules in place.
IN PICTURES: French farmers blockade Paris
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 14:44
The farmers’ protests finally arrived in Paris on Friday, as convoys of tractors blocked the streets and trundled past the capital’s famous landmarks, with some pausing to have a barbecue.
What are the next steps for Germany’s new dual citizenship law?
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 11:10
Germany’s draft law to allow dual citizenship has now passed votes in both its legislative chambers – the Bundestag and Bundesrat. But there’s still one last constitutional step it has to clear before it becomes law. Here’s how that impacts when the new rules will come into effect.
Why is Bavaria’s premier singing with ABBA on stage during an official visit to Sweden?
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 10:53
Bavaria’s state premier Markus Söder has been making headlines during a visit to Sweden. It begs the question: why is he there? And why is he on a stage with hologram versions of the pop legends ABBA?
Debate over prostitution re-erupts in ‘Europe’s brothel’ Germany
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 9:55
Two decades after Germany legalised prostitution, a new debate over whether to ban sex work again has erupted, with the opposition conservatives leading a fresh push for prohibition.
PODCAST: Germany’s invisible border and what’s the job outlook for foreign residents?
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 7:45
This week we talk about a court ruling in Berlin that could affect the rental market, Germany’s ‘phantom’ border, a new right-wing party, why so many people are taking later retirement and what the job market is like in Germany, especially for foreign residents.
France to hold Ukraine conference on Monday
on 23 Febbraio 2024 at 7:29
French President Emmanuel Macron will host an international conference in support of Ukraine on Monday.