As Copenhagen transforms into a proper metropolis, its vaunted liveability is in danger of becoming unaffordable for many. Grassroots initiatives like Kompasset in the Nordvest district demonstrate that it is possible to push back against the forces of commercialisation – but could they just be making the situation worse?
Refugee Rescue is committed to stopping deaths at sea, and has helped thousands of refugees and migrants who risked drowning as they crossed from Turkey to Greece. CEO Jude Bennett is now based in Copenhagen, and argues that we need to get used to this migrant flow, because the factors pushing them to leave are far from being resolved
Bars are stocked with casks of Christmas beer, advent calendars are piled in the supermarkets, and Christmas markets are popping up overnight – all signs that the festive season is fast approaching. But for many, Christmas is only properly on the horizon once Royal Copenhagen has unveiled its six Christmas tables
James Clasper digs in to Amager, and finds that Copenhagen's much maligned island is undergoing a gastronomic awakening
Danish courts often overturn deportation orders for foreign criminals in order to satisfy obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. While the government is now seeking international backing to allow national courts more say on deportation, critics argue that the issue lies with the Danish courts and their overly strict interpretation of the convention
The new Postgrunden development is expected to make 4,700 workplaces and raise around 43 million kroner in annual tax revenue. But its 115-metre tower may block the sunlight on Islands Brygge at the height of the summer
Khaterah Parwani is a loud-mouthed feminist who fights social control as a legal expert and mentor. But while her mission ought to find support across the political spectrum, she's been subject to a smear campaign. She explains that no matter how Danish she declares herself to be, she may never be treated as Danish enough. It's a type of mistrust many minorities face, and it exposes the hypocrisy of those who demand that outsiders assimilate or leave
Denmark joined the UN resettlement programme in 1989, and has resettled 500 refugees every year since. But now the government wants to adjust this number each year, based on Denmark's 'social and economic capacity'
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International researchers at Danish universities are increasingly being reported to the police for violating their work permits. Their crimes? Giving talks about their research or working as external examiners at other Danish universities
Telling researchers on temporary work visas how they can and cannot use their spare time is a gross violation of their right to live a normal life alongside Danes. If internationals were represented in Parliament, these sorts of ridiculously stringent rules might never be made – rules which undermine Denmark's ability to attract and retain vital foreign workers
Sociologist Brooke Harrington spent eight years investigating the secret world of wealth managers – those employed by the super rich to hide their assets from tax authorities. They are responsible for the massive increase in inequality over the past decade, but we need more than just new laws to rein them in – we need to shame them, too