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Entrepreneurs in Denmark
Don't wait for the perfect time, do it now
"If you’re waiting for the perfect time, then whoever you will be competing against in the future probably started today."

Don't wait for the perfect time, do it now

In a new feature, The Local will look into one successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed their life forever. Kicking things off this week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Graduateland founder Patrick Lund. READ  

Denmark is one of the best places to grow old
Photo: Colourbox

Denmark is one of the best places to grow old

Denmark is among the best countries to live out the twilight of one's years, but was ranked several places below its neighbours in a new global index measuring the quality of life of elderly people in 96 countries. READ  

The cost of a Danish stamp continues to rise
Photo: Henrik Petit/Post Danmark

The cost of a Danish stamp continues to rise

As the volume of mail continues to plummet, Post Danmark has turned to once again increasing the price of stamps. READ  

Danish group selling 'racist' Swedish art
A Danish site is selling the works that the Swedish state wants destroyed. Screenshot: www.entartetekunst.dk

Danish group selling 'racist' Swedish art

The Danish Free Press Society is selling the artwork of jailed artist Dan Park online and plans to display the works publicly in Copenhagen. READ  

Criticism and recalls in salmonella meat scandal
Food and Agriculture Minister Dan Jørgensen. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Criticism and recalls in salmonella meat scandal

Food minister calls the failure to recall tainted meat "unacceptable", while the nation's largest retailer ends its partnership with meat producer. READ  

Denmark's ecological footprint is fourth largest
Denmark's agriculture industry and Danes' high meat consumption are behind the "absolutely poor" placing. Photo: Mads Nissen/Scanpix

Denmark's ecological footprint is fourth largest

Denmark is among the world's top four polluters according to one of the largest scientific studies looking at the impact of humans on earth. READ  

Industry leaders' plea: Treat foreigners better
Interest group DI's annual meeting focused on Denmark's need for foreign workers. Seen here is DI's CEO, Karsten Dybvad. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Industry leaders' plea: Treat foreigners better

Denmark's most influential interest group is appealing for a change in rhetoric and better conditions for foreign workers in order for Denmark to secure the workforce in needs for the future. READ  

Oops! Danish economy grew after all: new data
The recalculation is bound to make Economy Minister Morten Østergaard happy. Photo: Erik Refner/Scanpix

Oops! Danish economy grew after all: new data

Industrial production growth and an increase in consumption mean that the economy grew slightly in the second quarter despite initial report to the contrary. READ  

UPDATE: Vital motorway to reopen on Tuesday
It was all hands (and paws, apparently) on deck for Monday's clean-up. Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

UPDATE: Vital motorway to reopen on Tuesday

The Helsingør motorway is scheduled to be reopened by 3pm, the Danish Road Directorate has announced. READ  

Greenland PM asks for leave amid investigation
Aleqa Hammond is under investigation for the misuse of public funds. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Greenland PM asks for leave amid investigation

After once accusing her predecessor of corruption, Aleqa Hammond is in hot water after an audit revealed she used a large sum of public money on herself. READ  

Features
VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town
The Local's Justin Cremer returned to his home state of Iowa for this video report on Elk Horn. Photo: Shawn FitzGerald

VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town

The town of Elk Horn, Iowa has always been proud of its Danish heritage but for most of its existence, the folks back in the motherland hardly knew it existed. The Local's Justin Cremer – himself an Iowa native – visited Elk Horn in summer 2014 for this video report on what happened when a pair of Danish documentaries put Elk Horn on the map. READ  

Ask Kay
Ask Kay: Coming to Denmark as a student
Illustration: Kay Xander Mellish

Ask Kay: Coming to Denmark as a student

Got a question about moving to Denmark or life in Denmark? Ask Kay, an expat who has lived here for more than a decade. In this instalment: Kay breaks a Mads Mikkelsen fan's heart and explains why getting a student visa is easier than a work visa. READ  

Booth's view
Denmark: Greenwashing leader of the world
Denmark would like the world to associate it with photos of windmills rather than North Sea oil extraction. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark: Greenwashing leader of the world

Denmark is often looked to as a global green leader, but columnist Michael Booth points out that there are some dirty truths that lie behind its squeaky clean international image. READ  

Virtual Wayfarer
Copenhagen’s colourful must-see streets
Photo: Alex Berger/VirtualWayfarer.com

Copenhagen’s colourful must-see streets

Just in time for the transition to the dark season, the Virtual Wayfarer - aka Alex Berger – is back to give us a guide to areas in Copenhagen that look vibrant regardless of the season. READ  

What to know about renting in Copenhagen
What to live in Copenhagen? Read our renting tips. Photo: Colourbox

What to know about renting in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a great place to live – if you can find a place. In The Local's guide to finding housing in the Danish capital, we introduce our brand-new roommate-finding service and give plenty of other helpful hints. READ  

More News
Roskilde Festival 2015
Roskilde starts festival season earlier than ever
Lamb of God. Press photo

Roskilde starts festival season earlier than ever

Nine months before music fans take over Roskilde, the festival announced its first nine acts and began ticket sales. READ  

Booth's view
Denmark is a parent's dream come true
"Denmark is the greatest country on earth in which to raise children," our columnist says. Photo: Jens Rost/Flickr

Denmark is a parent's dream come true

Columnist and father Michael Booth says there's no place on Earth he'd rather raise his kids and implores Danes not to fall into the parenting traps so prevalent in his native UK. READ  

Royals rubbish Mary rumour as 'nonsense'
Queen within weeks? Depends on whose story you believe. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix

Royals rubbish Mary rumour as 'nonsense'

According to an Australian magazine, Crown Princess Mary is "just weeks" from becoming queen. Not so fast, the Royal House responded. READ  

Officials kept yet another food scandal secret
Tainted beef was sold over the summer, but no one is saying where. Photo: Colourbox

Officials kept yet another food scandal secret

Up to 130 people, including a three-year-old boy, may have gotten ill from salmonella in ground beef in an outbreak that was kept hidden from the public until now. READ  

Cimber airline to close after losing SAS contract
Photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix

Cimber airline to close after losing SAS contract

The Sønderborg-based airline will be no more as of April 2015, its owner confirmed on Monday. READ  

Copenhagen Police spied on Brazil at COP15
Paulo Adario was honoured as a ‘forest hero’ by the United Nations in 2012. Photo: Micheal Nagle/Greenpeace

Copenhagen Police spied on Brazil at COP15

Copenhagen Police illegally spied on a member of Brazil’s official delegation to the 2009 climate conference, according to new revelations. READ  

'Racist' Swedish artist's Danish show cancelled
Park's work 'Hang-on Afrobians'. The Local has altered the image to hide the men's identities.

'Racist' Swedish artist's Danish show cancelled

The organiser was forced to pull the plug on a scheduled 'happening' to display convicted Swedish artist Dan Park's works in Copenhagen. READ  

Bridge collapse creates commuting headaches
The cause of the collapse remained uncertain as of Monday morning. Photo: Linda Kastrup/Scanpix

Bridge collapse creates commuting headaches

A bridge that collapsed onto the motorway between Helsingør and the Copenhagen area will not be cleared up until Monday afternoon at the earliest. READ  

Ten must-see concerts in October
Buraka Som Sistema are among our October picks. Photo: Allan Mutuku Kortbaek

Ten must-see concerts in October

In a new feature, The Local will be giving our picks for the best concerts in Denmark each month. Here are ten shows you won't want to miss in October. READ  

Three deaths traced to new listeria outbreak
The new outbreak was traced to an asparagus soup. Photo: Stu Spivack/Flickr

Three deaths traced to new listeria outbreak

The new outbreak stems from soups served at two hospitals and is not connected to the deli meat outbreak that has claimed 16 lives. READ  

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Fine and jail time for Nazi comments
Nazi swastika and paraphernalia. Photo: APA/Henning Kaiser

Fine and jail time for Nazi comments

A 27-year-old man has been handed a €7,200 fine and a one year prison sentence for inciting hatred and re-engagement in National Socialist activities. READ  

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Cows wear ceremonial bells during the desalpe at Charmey. Photo: Caroline Bishop

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells

The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the alpine cows that wear them. READ  

Brit raped at Oktoberfest while going to toilet
Photo: DPA

Brit raped at Oktoberfest while going to toilet

UPDATE: A young Brit was raped by two men at Munich’s Oktoberfest on Saturday while he was going to the toilet. But police said crime had fallen at this year's festival. READ  

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote
Pro-independence Catalans protest with a banner reading "Disobey" in front of a Spanish government delegation in Barcelona on Monday . Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9th, although leaders of the rich north-eastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote. READ  

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge
Air France has moved to end a crippling air strike by proposing scrapping its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge

UPDATED: Defiant Air France pilots said they would continue their crippling strike on Thursday despite company chiefs proposing to scrap its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Company chiefs had called for pilots to return to work "immediately". READ  

QUIZ: EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
Test your Italian skills with our debut quiz

Test your Italian skills with our debut quiz

It's the European Day of Languages, so come and test your Italian language skills with The Local Italy's debut quiz. READ  

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies
The nappies in the picture are not the nappies in the story. Nappy photo: Shutterstock

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies

Police in northern Sweden have arrested two individuals with a haul of over 25,000 Norwegian nappies, which they believe were destined for the black market in eastern Europe. READ  

National
Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
A simple twist of fate led these Dylan fans to the same university. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles

Five Swedish scientists have confessed that they have been quoting Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles and are running a wager on who can squeeze the most in before retirement. READ  

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