The Local Spain

May 12, 2021
Where can I watch Switzerland’s Euro 2020 matches in Zurich?

Where can I watch Switzerland’s Euro 2020 matches in Zurich?

With the pandemic now (hopefully) in the rearview mirror, Switzerland has relaxed rules for bars, restaurants and events. Here’s where you can watch Euro 2020 games live in Zurich.

Historic Swiss lakeside villa spruced up for Biden-Putin talks

Historic Swiss lakeside villa spruced up for Biden-Putin talks

Wednesday's Geneva summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place in a plush 18th-century lakeside villa steeped in the Swiss city's history.

IN DETAIL: Norway unveils more details for how Covid-19 certificate will work

IN DETAIL: Norway unveils more details for how Covid-19 certificate will work

The Norwegian government released more details on Monday for how the Norwegian Covid-19 certificate would work, including when it comes to big events and cruises.

Half of all adults in Sweden have now received a Covid-19 vaccine

Half of all adults in Sweden have now received a Covid-19 vaccine

Sweden on Monday announced the milestone of having given a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to 51 percent of adults in the country, though it lags slightly behind many European neighbours on vaccination rate.

Denmark to swelter in summer heat wave from Thursday: DMI

Denmark to swelter in summer heat wave from Thursday: DMI

Large swathes of Denmark, including the capital Copenhagen will be basking in tropical temperatures of around 30C on Thursday and Friday as the country enjoys the first heat wave of the summer.

Heatwave: Which parts of Italy will be hottest this week?

Heatwave: Which parts of Italy will be hottest this week?

As Italy's first hot and humid spell of the summer arrives, here are the parts of the country expecting temperatures to soar this week – as well as a few ideas for where to cool off.

COMPARE: What are the Covid test requirements around Europe for child travellers

COMPARE: What are the Covid test requirements around Europe for child travellers

Travel is opening up around Europe, but most countries still have testing requirements in place for adults. When it comes to under 18s, however, the rules vary widely on who is exempt and who needs a test.

'How I got Germany's new digital CovPass with my US vaccination certificate'

'How I got Germany's new digital CovPass with my US vaccination certificate'

Germany has started rolling out its digital Covid health pass. What does it mean for people who were vaccinated in another country? Here's how The Local reader John Camp got on with his US vaccine certificate.

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Austria

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Austria

Living overseas and navigating a different language can be stressful at the best of times. Throw in a pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions and the pressure can become overwhelming, which is where therapy comes in.

How to get a coronavirus test in Italy

How to get a coronavirus test in Italy

Coronavirus tests are becoming as standard as face masks in Italy, where a negative result may be required to cross borders and attend certain events throughout the summer. What types of tests are available, and how do you get one?

Paris' Catholic diocese launches €6 million Notre-Dame fundraiser

Paris' Catholic diocese launches €6 million Notre-Dame fundraiser

The Catholic diocese of Paris said on Monday it was seeking up to €6 million to restore and modernise the interior of Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly destroyed by a massive fire two years ago.

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

German phrase of the day: Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

Many parts of Germany have been blessed with seemingly unending clear skies over the last few weeks. This useful German phrase wards you off getting too comfortable with this kind of weather.

Spain reels as police search for missing toddler feared killed by father

Spain reels as police search for missing toddler feared killed by father

Spanish rescuers continued trawling the seabed for the body of a toddler in waters off Tenerife on Monday after investigators said they believed she -- like her sister - had been killed by their father.

Stockholm opens vaccinations to over-35s – here's how to book your Covid shot

Stockholm opens vaccinations to over-35s – here's how to book your Covid shot

The vaccination booking process for Covid-19 varies slightly around the country, so here's our quick English-language guide for people in Stockholm, where the booking system is now open for people born in 1986 and earlier.

Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?

Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?

Car theft in Spain is by no means rife in Spain but it does happen and there are particular locations and specific car models that criminals target the most.

French word of the Day: Enfariner

French word of the Day: Enfariner

The French language is so detailed it even has a word for throwing flour over someone.

Nurses in Denmark may go on strike after voting down latest wage deal

Nurses in Denmark may go on strike after voting down latest wage deal

As many as 5,000 nurses in Denmark may go on strike this Friday after voting down a salary deal agreed between nursing unions and the regional and local governments that run Denmark's health system.

‘Feeling of excitement’: Americans in Switzerland welcome Joe Biden’s visit

‘Feeling of excitement’: Americans in Switzerland welcome Joe Biden’s visit

The US president is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for a high-level summit in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday.

OPINION: Why do Swedes wait until their food is completely cold before touching it?

OPINION: Why do Swedes wait until their food is completely cold before touching it?

It makes sense that most items on a Swedish smörgåsbord are served cold, because people in Sweden wait so long to start eating that anything once hot is at best lukewarm anyway.

'We were put in a position': Danish players on having to play after Eriksen collapse

'We were put in a position': Danish players on having to play after Eriksen collapse

Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and striker Martin Braithwaite on Monday lamented that they had to choose whether to restart the Denmark-Finland Euro 2020 match while they were reeling from Christian Eriksen's mid-game collapse.

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