German Bild editor-in-chief sacked over workplace affair

Reichelt “did not clearly separate his private life from his professional life and did not tell the council the truth about it, ”Axel Springer said in a statement Monday, citing…

Swedish word of the day: pants

Panting refers to money given as security for something; in English, it could be translated as “refundable deposit”, “security” or “pawn”. For example, if you are buying a property in…

A feminist group sues Miss France for selection criteria

The group “Dare to be feminist” (Dare to be a feminist), accompanied by three failed candidates, declared targeting the company Miss France as well as Endemol Production, which airs the…

EXPLAINED: How to retire in France

Long lazy afternoons in the sun, picking fresh figs from the tree and then opening a bottle of rosé? Of course, retirement in France can involve all of these things…

Italy plans crackdown on electric scooters, heavier fines for drivers using phones

Amendments to Italy’s infrastructure decree, which governs the country’s transport and public works laws, are due to be debated by parliament later this week – with regulations on electric scooters…

Holiday pay: Danish rules on holiday pay explained

One of the perks of being a full-time employee in the country, Danish vacations typically add up to five weeks of vacation per year. There are also nine public holidays,…

Covid-19 in Austria: follow all the latest developments

Overview of the Covid-19 situation in Austria As of October 18, the 7-day incidence rate (new infections per 100,000 people) was 172. According to the Ministry of Health, a total…

Center-left Roberto Gualtieri wins Rome mayoral race, polls say

Roberto Gualtieri received 59 to 63% of the vote against 37 to 41% for Enrico Michetti, according to the survey by the Opinio institute for the public broadcaster RAI. The…

9 stereotypes about Switzerland that just aren’t true

Switzerland lends itself to many clichés, many of which are indeed true (think chocolate, cheese, watches, cows and punctuality). But when it comes to certain widely held stereotypes and beliefs,…

Swedish automaker Volvo announces stock market debut

The Swedish automaker first announced its intention to go public in early October, while saying Chinese automaker Geely would remain the largest shareholder. The expected share price would be between…