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May 12, 2021
'Covid light': How to get Switzerland’s data-safe Covid certificate

'Covid light': How to get Switzerland’s data-safe Covid certificate

In order to respond to privacy concerns, Switzerland launched a data-safe Covid certificate. Here’s how you can get it.

German election roundup: Facing climate change, coalition trust issues and Merkel bids goodbye to Stralsund

German election roundup: Facing climate change, coalition trust issues and Merkel bids goodbye to Stralsund

Facing up to climate change, fighting talk on coalition building and Merkel saying goodbye to her constituency: here's what we've seen on the German election campaign agenda on Tuesday.

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

If you dream of moving to France, then you may need to start thinking about boring practicalities like visas, residency cards and health insurance. But none of these are insurmountable problems - here's our guide to moving to France and ensuring that you can (legally) stay here.

Danish government refuses to intervene over soaring house prices

Danish government refuses to intervene over soaring house prices

The government has decided against following advice from a guidance board suggesting it intervene in the country’s housing market.

Storm warnings issued for five Spanish regions

Storm warnings issued for five Spanish regions

Five regions in Spain were on alert on Tuesday for storms, heavy rains and rough seas.

EXPLAINED: What you need to know when you hire someone in Spain?

EXPLAINED: What you need to know when you hire someone in Spain?

If you’re setting up a business in Spain and need to hire staff, you’ll need to know all the legalities involved. Here’s what you need to know when you employ someone in Spain.

Spanish property news roundup: Number of homes for sale dips but positive outlook forecast

Spanish property news roundup: Number of homes for sale dips but positive outlook forecast

From the regulation of the rental market in Barcelona to mortgage values in 2021, stay up-to-date on the latest Spanish property news with The Local's weekly roundup.

TELL US: Share your ups and downs of buying property in Denmark

TELL US: Share your ups and downs of buying property in Denmark

Have you bought a house or apartment as an international resident in Denmark? We’d like to hear about your experiences.

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

Getting a mortgage in France is about to become more difficult, as limits on who is eligible and how long they can borrow for are set to become legally enforceable from January 1st, 2022.

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats propose free school profit ban

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats propose free school profit ban

The Social Democrat party's leadership committee has proposed banning free schools from making profits, indicating that it plans to campaign on the issue ahead of next year's election.

UPDATE: What the UK's new rules mean for travel from Norway

UPDATE: What the UK's new rules mean for travel from Norway

The UK will be changing its Covid travel rules soon and the Norwegian Ministry of Health have provided an update on the rules for travellers who have received mixed Covid-19 vaccines in Norway.

'We want to have a voice': How Germany's tough citizenship rules affect foreigners

'We want to have a voice': How Germany's tough citizenship rules affect foreigners

Germany's strict citizenship laws have an impact on foreigners in different ways. With the election coming up, Caitlin Hardee spoke to some people affected.

Spain opens 'terror probe' after car hits bar terrace

Spain opens 'terror probe' after car hits bar terrace

Spain's top criminal court has opened a probe after a car ploughed into a bar terrace, killing a diner, to establish whether the driver was motivated by "terrorism", judicial sources said Tuesday.

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Austria: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Find out what's going on in Austria on Tuesday, with The Local's short roundup of today's news.

EXPLAINED: What is Austria's Covid-19 immunity card and how do I get it?

EXPLAINED: What is Austria's Covid-19 immunity card and how do I get it?

Here's what you need to know about Austria's digital coronavirus immunity card

Vienna to further tighten Covid measures from October

Vienna to further tighten Covid measures from October

As Covid-19 case rates and intensive care admissions continue to rise in Vienna, restrictions are set to be tightened again in the capital.

Do I need a Covid certificate to attend university in Switzerland?

Do I need a Covid certificate to attend university in Switzerland?

As of September 13th, Covid certificates have been mandatory in several indoor venues in Switzerland. With thousands of students going back to university on Monday, what are the rules for university?

French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France's favourite seaside town

French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France's favourite seaside town

From updates on tax deadlines and mortgages to the seaside town that the French dream of moving to, here is The Local's weekly property roundup.

Climate crisis: The Italian cities worst affected by flooding and heatwaves

Climate crisis: The Italian cities worst affected by flooding and heatwaves

The climate crisis is causing serious problems for Italy's biggest cities and extreme weather events are going to become more frequent, according to a new report.

Denmark to take delivery of millions of withdrawn Covid-19 vaccines

Denmark to take delivery of millions of withdrawn Covid-19 vaccines

Seven million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson are expected to be delivered to Denmark, despite the country having long since withdrawn the vaccine from its national inoculation programme.

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