The illusion of gender equality

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The illusion of gender equality

Irena Lukic moved to Denmark in 1992 at the age of five, when her family fled the war in Yugoslavia….

New laws threaten to shift the balance of power between citizens and the state

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New laws threaten to shift the balance of power between citizens and the state

A decade after the Youth House was torn down in Nørrebro, the conflict between its former anarchist residents and the…

Love at last sight

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Love at last sight

When artist Ana Pavlović was 22 years old, in 1999, she decided to leave her past in the rubble of…

A centre for migrants in Nordvest tests the paradox of growth

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A centre for migrants in Nordvest tests the paradox of growth

On a former auto body lot, nestled between a row of birch trees and a dour, two-story ambulatory care building,…

“They will keep coming, and they are still coming”

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“They will keep coming,  and they are still coming”

On the cliffs of Lesvos, a team of lookouts keeps watch over the sea. At its narrowest point, the strait…

Deck the tables: Christmas tables ‘en pointe’ at Royal Copenhagen

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Deck the tables: Christmas tables ‘en pointe’ at Royal Copenhagen

Since the 1960s, the porcelain manufacturer Royal Copenhagen has invited a wide range of people to offer their interpretations of…

The foodies making Amager great again

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The foodies making Amager great again

A couple of years ago on a night out in Copenhagen, Lisa Abend discovered the journalistic equivalent of virgin coal….

Testing the limits of the European Court of Human Rights

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Testing the limits of the European Court of Human Rights

Created in the aftermath of World War II, the European Convention on Human Rights is central to Europe’s understanding of…

Skyscrapers versus sunbathers

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
Skyscrapers versus sunbathers

You’re sitting on Islands Brygge at the height of the summer – basking in the final rays of sunlight after…

“My father might have stopped being violent, but I continued it on the streets”

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Features | No Comments
“My father might have stopped being violent, but  I continued it on the streets”

At school, we would compare who had bruises and who had been beaten, even with my Danish friends. I was…

Refugee Resettlements under threat following new government policy

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Refugee Resettlements under threat following new government policy

The refugee crisis in the summer of 2015 prompted the right-wing minority government to significantly tighten immigration and asylum rules….

THE FINAL ISSUE: How far will Danes go in abandoning their values in order to protect them?

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THE FINAL ISSUE: How far will Danes go in abandoning their values in order to protect them?

This is the last issue of The Murmur. We’ve come a long way since our first issue in June 2014,…

Immigration Service cracks down on international researchers

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in News | No Comments
Immigration Service cracks down on international researchers

Professor Brooke Harrington of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is an internationally-recognised expert on tax havens who has received more than…

International residents need representation in Parliament

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments

Brooke Harrington is an internationally-recognised expert on tax havens, who is employed at Copenhagen Business School, and who has lived…

“People will die because of what is happening offshore”

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Features | No Comments
“People will die because of what is happening offshore”

“Freed from democratic restraints.” It sounds like a phrase that could be used to describe the aristocracies of France and…

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Copenhagen remains ‘red’

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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Copenhagen remains ‘red’

Frank Jensen could have been forgiven for being a little apprehensive ahead of yesterday’s election. The Social Democrat (Socialdemokratiet) Lord…

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Social Democrats surge and populists lose out

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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Social Democrats surge and populists lose out

“Vote Danish.” So urged Kristian Thulesen Dahl, leader of the Danish People’s Party (DF), ahead of the local elections that the…

Election night in Copenhagen

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in News | No Comments
Election night in Copenhagen

We met a couple of international voters in the queue: Teemu Karppinen I’m from Finland and it’s my first time…

MEET THE CANDIDATES – Social Democrats and the Liberal Party

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MEET THE CANDIDATES – Social Democrats and the Liberal Party

Lord Mayor Frank Jensen is the mayoral candidate for the Social Democrats (Socialdemokratiet) in Copenhagen Municipality. Justice minister between 1996…

MEET THE CANDIDATES – DF and the rest

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MEET THE CANDIDATES – DF and the rest

Lets start with ‘the rest’. There are 251 candidates from 26 different parties running in the election. They are vying…