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'Sympathy votes' re-elect Copenhagen politician who quit after scandal

'Sympathy votes' re-elect Copenhagen politician who quit after scandal

Copenhagen councillor Anna Mee Allerslev, who announced her resignation from local politics last month after a scandal over her use of the city hall for her wedding reception, gained enough votes for re-election in Tuesday’s poll.

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Is this Sweden's best weekend destination?

Is this Sweden's best weekend destination?

You don't have to leave Sweden to find beaches, wine, and world-class chocolate...

 
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Social Democrats make gains as Liberals, DF lose ground in Denmark’s municipal elections

Social Democrats make gains as Liberals, DF lose ground in Denmark’s municipal elections

Denmark’s centre-right Liberal (Venstre) party and the nationalist Danish People’s Party (DF) appear to have lost significant support in municipalities throughout the country in local elections on Tuesday.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Falling temperatures to send cold weekend to Denmark

Falling temperatures to send cold weekend to Denmark

Temperatures in Denmark are set to fall over the next three days, bringing a distinctly wintery feel to the weekend.

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Is this the world’s most international business school?

Is this the world’s most international business school?

It's not just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

 
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Why are so many Danish people drawn to Berlin?

Why are so many Danish people drawn to Berlin?

It’s not difficult to hear Danish voices in the German capital.

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An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

Sweden is a treasure-trove of inspiration for design lovers. The whole country really is one big Pinterest board.

 
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1,001 Norwegian artists denounce sexual harassment

1,001 Norwegian artists denounce sexual harassment

A thousand and one artists in Norway, considered one of the world's most gender-equal countries, have denounced rape, assault and harassment in manifestos published by the Norwegian media on Thursday.

 

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Foreigners should not be allowed to run in Danish local elections: DF

Foreigners should not be allowed to run in Danish local elections: DF

Denmark’s nationalist Danish People’s Party wants to change rules to prevent foreign citizens from running in municipal and regional elections.

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This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

 
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Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Scandinavians are among the world's best non-native English speakers according to a global ranking, but have found themselves bested by the Dutch for the second year running.

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Danish police lift lid on country-wide cannabis network

Danish police lift lid on country-wide cannabis network

A Danish police investigation into a cannabis trade network has revealed connections all over the country.

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Denmark cuts students on English-language programmes

Denmark cuts students on English-language programmes

A significant decrease has been recorded in the number of foreign citizens admitted to international study programmes in Denmark.

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Artificial intelligence to taste test Carlsberg’s new beers

Artificial intelligence to taste test Carlsberg’s new beers

Artificial taste sensors could be used to help Danish brewing giant Carlsberg to develop future products.

Denmark missing out on three million overnight stays: report

Denmark missing out on three million overnight stays: report

Denmark could have three million more overnight stays, and the tourist industry could bring in 2.5 billion kroner (336 million euro) more in revenue if the country’s development had followed neighbouring countries.

Danish doctor negligence case to be retried by supreme court

Danish doctor negligence case to be retried by supreme court

A junior doctor who was convicted of negligence will be retried at Denmark’s Højesteret supreme court after fellow medical professionals launched a support campaign.

PODCAST: "You don't have to be very successful to get into the AfD"

PODCAST: "You don't have to be very successful to get into the AfD"

On this week's podcast we look at why Germany's far-right party is already upsetting the country's politics.

Ten top stuck-together Danish words

Ten top stuck-together Danish words

Say what you will about the difficulties of learning Danish, but it's got one thing going for it: it sure is succinct.

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'Walk around Copenhagen, and you get familiarity and foreignness all in one'

'Walk around Copenhagen, and you get familiarity and foreignness all in one'

The worlds of Copenhagen and Stockholm are both close together and far apart, writes The Local guest columnist Madeleine Hyde, a philosophy researcher from the Swedish capital.