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Copenhagen agrees plan for multimillion spend on 28,000 new trees

Copenhagen agrees plan for multimillion spend on 28,000 new trees

Copenhagen municipality's environmental council has approved a 300 million kroner ($45 million) plan for almost 28,000 new trees to be planted in the city.

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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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Danish government drops plan to increase retirement age

Danish government drops plan to increase retirement age

Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced Monday that plans to increase the country’s retirement age would be dropped after conceding parliamentary majority is unobtainable.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Concert ticket prices soar as overseas agents enter Danish market

Concert ticket prices soar as overseas agents enter Danish market

Two foreign ticket-sales companies have entered the Danish market, selling concert tickets that are often far more expensive than the actual sales price.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Summer coming to Denmark this week

Summer coming to Denmark this week

Denmark will see its warmest temperatures so far this year in the coming week, with some parts of the country enjoying up to 25°C.

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8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

You don’t have to be an architect or a tree-hugger to be dazzled by this new generation of wooden buildings.

 
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James Bond actor Roger Moore dies in Switzerland

James Bond actor Roger Moore dies in Switzerland

British actor Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, his family said in a statement.

 

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Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Racism plays a role in migrants’ exclusion in Denmark: report

Racism plays a role in migrants’ exclusion in Denmark: report

Anti-migrant political discourses and exclusionary migration policies are having a harmful impact on migrants, including in Denmark, according to a new report.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

Scandinavian design, famous for its simplicity and quirky elegance, is taking the world by storm - we explore the capital to find out more.

 
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Danish teenager gets six years for school terror plot

Danish teenager gets six years for school terror plot

The teenage girl known in Denmark as the “Kundby Girl,” who told her teacher she had sympathies with the Islamic State terror group and planned to attack Danish schools with home-made bombs, was on Thursday jailed for six years.

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Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

 
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Danish uni upwardly mobile on Young University Rankings

Danish uni upwardly mobile on Young University Rankings

Aalborg University climbed eight places on the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list.

The future of flying: inspired by nature

The future of flying: inspired by nature

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.

 
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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.

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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Danish digital entrepreneurs work under flag of 250-year-old regional newspaper

Danish digital entrepreneurs work under flag of 250-year-old regional newspaper

In the centre of Aarhus resides a small entrepreneurial office that works towards rethinking the way online communities and marketplaces are used.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

SAS announced its January passenger numbers on Tuesday, saying that 1.9 million travellers choose the Scandinavian airline last month.

Parents launch petition demanding vegan baby-food advice

Parents launch petition demanding vegan baby-food advice

Danish parents want dietary recommendations for their vegan infants, but the National Board of Health refuses, reports Berlingske.

Denmark can enforce jetski ban after fatal accident: MP

Denmark can enforce jetski ban after fatal accident: MP

A spokesperson for Denmark’s governing Venstre party says that police can enforce a law against the use of jetskis in harbours, after an accident involving the high-speed water bikes claimed two lives Saturday.

 Denmark maintains positive record on LGBTI rights

Denmark maintains positive record on LGBTI rights

A new Europe-wide comparison shows that Denmark has slipped four places on a review of LGBTI rights across the continent, but remains in the top eight gay-friendly nations in Europe.

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The ten things I'll miss most about living in Denmark

The ten things I'll miss most about living in Denmark

Justin Cremer, The Local Denmark’s editor since the site’s very launch, is saying goodbye as he prepares to move back to the United States. Here he reflects on what he’s most likely to miss after nearly seven years in Copenhagen.