MEET THE CANDIDATES – SF and Conservatives

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in News | No Comments
MEET THE CANDIDATES – SF and Conservatives

Sisse Marie Welling – Socialist People’s Party (SF) What is the biggest challenge facing Copenhagen today? Air pollution in Copenhagen, which…

Taking the Initiative

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Features | No Comments
Taking the Initiative

Sebastian Winther, Holger Thorup and Mikkel Møller Andersen are laying the foundations for a new political party, The Initiative (Initiativet)…

“Copenhagen is selling out on its social and environmental values”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Features | No Comments
“Copenhagen is selling out on its social and environmental values”

Months before the municipal election this November, one issue was dominating the news: the future of a small plot of…

Anti immigration and pro-welfare – a shaky alliance forms across the middle

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in News | No Comments
Anti immigration and pro-welfare  – a shaky alliance forms across the middle

At the Danish People’s Party’s (DF) annual conference in September, leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl took to the stage to speak…

Green issues pivotal in municipal election

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
Green issues pivotal in municipal election

Ever since 1938, when the office of Lord Mayor of Copenhagen was established, the role has been occupied by a…

I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
I don’t want to decide how many immigrants come to Denmark. I just want the government to follow the law

I think it’s scary that the government is so afraid of migrants and refugees that they are willing to risk…

Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Search and rescue missions treat the symptoms of a broken asylum system

Refugees and migrants from around the world have gathered on the coast of Libya. They are pushed from home by…

Commission launched to investigate tax scandals

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News | No Comments
Commission launched to investigate tax scandals

Without taxes, there could be no welfare state. Which is why the scandals that the Tax Ministry and tax authority…

Paying taxes gives Danish residents equal rights – unless you’re a sex worker

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Paying taxes gives Danish residents equal rights – unless you’re a sex worker

In 1999, the Danish government decriminalised sex work but failed to recognise it as a legal profession. Instead, sex work…

How companies can hire illegal labour without even knowing it

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in News | No Comments
How companies can hire illegal labour without even knowing it

Think of an illegal worker, and what do you see? Maybe an underpaid foreigner doing manual labour. But while this…

The trauma of watching Europe’s promise fade

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Features | No Comments
The trauma of watching Europe’s promise fade

Adam Holm is self-conscious about smiling because he’s missing a tooth and doesn’t have the 28,000 kroner he needs to…

Atoning for the past – The Social Democrats affirm a tougher stance on immigration

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News | No Comments
Atoning for the past – The Social Democrats affirm a tougher stance on immigration

“Our policies have to balance the necessity of helping people in need with considerations of social cohesion and welfare in…

The cursed and fantastic duality of Europe

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
The cursed and fantastic duality of Europe

It has been 60 years since the foundation for what we now know as the EU was laid. I was…

Cakes and pizzas mask bitter-tasting immigration policies

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News | No Comments
Cakes and pizzas mask bitter-tasting immigration policies

Voters knew what they were getting when they handed the parliamentary majority to the right-wing ‘blue’ bloc of parties in…

LEADER: No Støjberg, speaking a foreign language in Denmark shouldn’t make you suspect.

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
LEADER: No Støjberg, speaking a foreign language in Denmark shouldn’t make you suspect.

Sometimes you wonder, what’s the point of speaking up? When politicians or leaders say deplorable things, the urge is to…

CITY – Youth say to ‘no’ to development, rising immigrant population & unemployed could sweep streets

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Urban | No Comments
CITY – Youth say to ‘no’ to development, rising immigrant population & unemployed could sweep streets

10 years on from Ungdomshuset’s demolition, activists oppose new development “Nothing is forgotten – Nothing is forgiven”. Members of the…

POLITICS – The youth votes blue, industrial workers get new deal & populists cosy with socialists

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in News | No Comments
POLITICS – The youth votes blue, industrial workers get new deal & populists cosy with socialists

The youth votes Blue The Danish parliament parliament would be overwhelmingly right wing if it were up to 14 to…

I became a journalist because I wanted to change the world

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
I became a journalist because I wanted to change the world

Nagieb Khaja approached the Turkish border guards with his hands in the air, declaring in several different languages that he…

Do bottle deposits draw Europe’s homeless to Denmark?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News | No Comments
Do bottle deposits draw Europe’s homeless to Denmark?

Bottles and cans rarely end up in Danish landfills, thanks in large part to the pant deposit system. At between…

Is a guaranteed income the answer an uncertain future?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Features | No Comments
Is a guaranteed income the answer an uncertain future?

No job, no problem – at least, not if you’re one of 2,000 randomly-picked unemployed Finns. Over the next two…