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Paris terror attack: What we know so far
on 3 Dicembre 2023 at 18:49
One person has died and two others were injured in an attack in Paris on Saturday night, which took place near the Eiffel Tower. Here’s what we know so far.
Paris attacker swore allegiance to Islamic State group: prosecutors
on 3 Dicembre 2023 at 18:45
The man who stabbed a tourist to death and injured two others near the Eiffel Tower in Paris swore allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video posted to social media, French anti-terrorist prosecutors said Sunday.
Christmas markets in Germany and how did things get so bad at Stuttgart immigration office?
on 3 Dicembre 2023 at 8:53
In this week’s Germany in Focus we chat about the deepening debt crisis, Christmas markets and Advent traditions, changes to the cannabis law, preparing for winter weather, issues at Stuttgart immigration office and events in December.
Should you apply for German citizenship before or after the new law comes in?
on 3 Dicembre 2023 at 8:52
Germany is bringing in a new law that will relax requirements for citizenship and allow dual nationality. Some people may be wondering if it’s best to get started with the process now or wait until the law changes sometime next year. Here’s what you need to know.
What’s going to happen to the Swedish economy in 2024 – mortgages, cost of living and salaries
on 3 Dicembre 2023 at 8:20
Things could start looking brighter for Sweden on the economic front in the latter half of next year, new economic forecasts predict.
Does Spain have the best digital nomad visa in the world?
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:16
Several dozen countries around the world offer digital nomad visas to entice foreign talent. How does Spain and the conditions of its visa for remote workers and freelancers compare to its closest competitors?
The most unmissable events in Norway in 2024
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:14
There’s plenty to look forward to in Norway in 2024, whether it’s fantastic food, world-class wine, amazing festivals or events in the Norwegian city named the European Capital of Culture.
OPINION: There is no ‘civil war’ in France – but Le Pen seeks to conjure one
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:12
The words ‘civil war’ have littered the French discourse since the stabbing of a teenager at a village dance and ensuing violence from extreme right activists – John Lichfield looks at what really happened, and how the far-right have tried to weaponize the tragedy.
PODCAST: France fears far-right violence and should the French ditch their crazy numbers?
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:12
The Talking France podcast is back looking at the threat from violent far-right activists, and how this connects to France’s new immigration bill – plus smoking on beaches, new flight routes and what we would love to change about the French language to make it easier to learn.
Inside France: The far-right, ‘big bacon’ and budgie-smugglers
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:10
From violence flaring among activists of the extreme right to worrying political trends, via new film releases, memes and ‘franglais’, our weekly newsletter Inside France looks at what we have been talking about in France this week.
Vienna Christmas markets: The dates and locations for 2023
on 2 Dicembre 2023 at 7:04
Although there’s no shortage of Christmas offerings in Austria, no one does Christmas quite like the Viennese. Here’s a guide to some of the best Christmas markets in the capital – and when you can start enjoying them in 2023.
French MPs reject bid to ease visa rules for British second-home owners
on 1 Dicembre 2023 at 15:34
France’s parliament has thrown out a proposal by Senators to relax visa rules for British second-home owners, which had been added as an amendment to the country’s new Immigration Bill.
French cheese-makers win EU battle over Camembert boxes
on 1 Dicembre 2023 at 11:52
French cheese-makers have been granted an exemption after a furious reaction to new EU rules on packaging which it was feared would outlaw the traditional wooden boxes of Camembert cheese.
Copenhagen Municipality moves forward with tourist tax plan
on 1 Dicembre 2023 at 11:23
A tax on tourists in Copenhagen is a step closer to reality after the city’s municipal council voted in favour of it.
What are the next steps for Germany’s long-awaited dual nationality law?
on 1 Dicembre 2023 at 10:57
Germany’s new citizenship bill had its first reading in the Bundestag on Thursday after months of waiting. What did we learn from the key debate and what’s next for the landmark reform?