When a narrative is just a red thread

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
When a narrative is just a red thread

It has no clear point of reference. It is cut up and stitched randomly back together – a non-linear collage…

The Stork and the Crane: Indie Presses of Denmark

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
The Stork and the Crane: Indie Presses of Denmark

Right now, somewhere in Copenhagen, a book may be getting stitched together by hand. It’s not an effective means of…

Denmark makes headlines for all the wrong reasons

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Commentary | No Comments
Denmark makes headlines for all the wrong reasons

Yes Bern, we love our welfare state. No, dissecting a zoo animal is not the big deal everyone thinks it is.

The Faroe Islands don’t play by EU rules

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in News | No Comments
The Faroe Islands don’t play by EU rules

Despite belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands is not a member of the EU and its sanctions against Russia. With exports to Russia now booming, they stand accused of using the situation to cash in

Frederiksen’s balancing act

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Commentary | No Comments
Frederiksen’s balancing act

The Social Democrats won the battle, but lost the war in this summer’s national elections. The party became the largest in…

Deterrent propaganda falls on deaf ears

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in News | No Comments
Deterrent propaganda falls on deaf ears

The Danish government’s adverts targeting asylum seekers in Lebanon are ineffective, insensitive and a downright diplomatic blunder, say sources in Lebanon….

Rural and neglected

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Features, News | No Comments
Rural and neglected

The centralisation of public services has made it difficult for rural areas to attract educated labour and primary care staff. While critics of centralisation want a fairer distribution of state jobs, the government blames a lack of economic growth for the stagnation of rural areas

Would a festival by any other name feel as queer?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
Would a festival by any other name feel as queer?

When Denmark’s first film festival to highlight homosexuality debuted 30 years ago, monogamous homosexual partnerships did not enjoy the same…

October leader

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in News, Commentary | No Comments
October leader

If Denmark wants to benefit from the prosperity that globalisation offers, it should participate in a joint EU asylum and…

I get treated better when I speak English

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Commentary | No Comments
I get treated better when I speak English

Like most immigrants, I realised the importance of learning Danish after arriving in this country. But because of how I look, speaking the native language can have its drawbacks.

Q&A : Michala Bendixen

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in News | No Comments
Q&A : Michala Bendixen

Michala Bendixen – Refugees Welcome

How to move a school without losing its spirit

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in News | No Comments
How to move a school without losing its spirit

It’s that time of year again: the summer holidays are over, the days are getting shorter, and all around Denmark,…

VOXPOP : How well is Denmark managing the refugee crisis?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in News | No Comments
VOXPOP : How well is Denmark managing the refugee crisis?

We stopped Copenhageners on the street and asked for their views on the refugee crisis in Europe. This is what they said.

Not without my family

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in News | No Comments
Not without my family

In June, Syrian refugee Omar Martini went on a hunger strike for nine days outside the Immigration Service in Copenhagen
to draw attention to the prolonged processing of his family reunification case. Convinced that the delay was intentional,
he is now setting up a committee to help other desperate Syrian refugees bring their families to Denmark

Refugees made to get off train by police, says German passenger at Central Station

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in News | No Comments
Refugees made to get off train by police, says German passenger at Central Station

On Monday afternoon around 100 people lined up at Copenhagen Central station to welcome refugees travelling by train from Hamburg. They were left disappointed, however, as the only passengers on the train were Europeans

Dissecting trust in the other

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in News | No Comments
Dissecting trust in the other

A Danish study indicates that more multiethnic neighbourhoods have lower levels of social trust. But despite increasing levels of immigration, trust in Denmark is at its highest in 30 years

Roskilde, Eat Your Heart out: Flow Festival 2015

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
Roskilde, Eat Your Heart out: Flow Festival 2015

While we looked the other way, Helsinki pulled off the hippest festival in the Nordic region. And nobody was drunk.

Soul searching on the Gold Coast

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Culture | No Comments
Soul searching on the Gold Coast

The trade of African slaves was once legal in Denmark, though you’d be forgiven for not knowing. It started around…

Surviving the breakup apocalypse

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in News | No Comments
Surviving the breakup apocalypse

Are you Gen Y and suffering a breakup? Psychology researcher Adriana del Palacio González says spending time thinking about it can actually be good for you – as long as you do it right

Three crap excuses Danes give when switching over to English

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Commentary | No Comments
Three crap excuses Danes give when switching over to English

“Why don’t we just take it in English?” When speaking to a Dane in Danish, there is nothing worse than…