UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.
Driving licences, pet passports, credit card charges, no compensation for cancelled flights, mobile phone roaming charges... A no-deal Brexit spells bad news for Brits travelling to the EU.
Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.
With Halloween fast approaching, we take a tour of some of Norway’s most notorious castles, churches, asylums, haunted hotels, and ghost towns.
Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.
Dozens of firemen have cycled nearly 500 kilometres from Bergen to Oslo and handed over a petition to parliament to have cancer recognized as a workplace injury.
U – July 22, this year’s film about Anders Breivik’s 2011 massacre, is one of three contenders to be put forward for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.
Can Sweden and Norway serve as a model for the post-Brexit Irish border?
Welcome to our round-up of Swiss stories you might have missed this week.
Norwegian metals group Norsk Hydro said on Thursday it has reached agreement with the Brazilian authorities following a dispute over the discharge of untreated water from its aluminium factory Alunorte, the largest in the world.
If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.
The Local has been named Sweden's best digital publisher of the year – just a day after its in-house Client Studio took home a bronze medal amid tough competition at the Native Advertising Awards 2018.
A suggestion by that owners of holiday cabins could be given two votes – one for each constituency in which they own property – has been decried by the opposition as “from the 19th century”.
The second round of the 2018 World Chess Championship in London between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and American Fabiano Caruana ended in a draw on Saturday.
The performance of children from immigrant backgrounds in Norwegian national reading tests has improved, but is still below the overall level.
A Nobel-winning Norwegian team has discovered a network of brain cells which may hold the key to our subjective experience of time...and they did it using chocolate.
A significant proportion of Swedes and Danes would prefer to be part of a 'Nordic union' between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland rather than the European Union, a new poll shows.
The World Cup, good weather and negative press have been cited as possible causes for an off year for tourist visits to Norway’s Lofoten archipelago.
Norway's government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms.
Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, is challenging companies to do more to protect the world's oceans, including combatting plastic waste pollution.
The water is just four degrees Celsius, but some surf almost every day in the frigid waves off the coast of Norwegian islands above the Arctic Circle.