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Danish employment levels still rising: 3,400 more in work in latest figures

Danish employment levels still rising: 3,400 more in work in latest figures

Employment levels in Denmark have continued an upward trend, with a new high point reached in April.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Oil in the Faroe Islands: mirage or miracle?

Oil in the Faroe Islands: mirage or miracle?

After fuelling hopes of independence from Denmark at the turn of the millennium, the Faroe Islands' dreams of an oil bonanza have turned out to be more of a mirage than a miracle.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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You got your first job in Denmark. What do you do next?

You got your first job in Denmark. What do you do next?

A number of basic things must be organised when you begin working in Denmark.

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Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Admirers of inspiring landscapes, history, adventure, and Mediterranean cuisine will be delighted by each area of Croatia's Zadar Region.

 
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Denmark’s Sankt Hans bonfires face cancellation due to dry weather

Denmark’s Sankt Hans bonfires face cancellation due to dry weather

Bans on open fires in several Danish municipalities have been lifted after recent showers, but remain in place in many other areas.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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MPs call for explanation over confidential Denmark-Somalia deal after extortion allegation

MPs call for explanation over confidential Denmark-Somalia deal after extortion allegation

Denmark has an undisclosed agreement with Somalia to return individuals to the Northeast African country, according to reports.

VIDEO: The Local interviews Mashrou' Leila at NorthSide 2018

VIDEO: The Local interviews Mashrou' Leila at NorthSide 2018

The Local is the first Danish media to interview Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, who played for the first time in Denmark on Saturday at the NorthSide festival in Aarhus.

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Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.

 

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Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

A 45-metre-high observation tower to be built in preserved forest Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, one hour south of Copenhagen, is expected to be completed by the autumn.

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Goodbye Denmark? Faroese weigh pulling free of Danish grip

Goodbye Denmark? Faroese weigh pulling free of Danish grip

As its government works on a new constitution, the Faroe Islands are weighing the idea of pushing autonomy to full independence.

Microcomputers to help Danish kids learn to code

Microcomputers to help Danish kids learn to code

65,000 fourth grade (age 10-11) Danish children will be provided with microcomputers when they return to schools after the summer holidays.

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.

'If we don’t find a monster, that doesn’t mean there is no monster': Danish scientist at Loch Ness

'If we don’t find a monster, that doesn’t mean there is no monster': Danish scientist at Loch Ness

A team of international scientists, including three Danes, on Monday begins research at the watery home of one of folklore’s greatest myths.

Why a Danish 'bloodbath' is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

Why a Danish 'bloodbath' is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

"The bloodiest, most terrifying day in Stockholm's history" is being relived in a new play.

'No problems' with fasting Muslim colleagues: Danish medic, bus company

'No problems' with fasting Muslim colleagues: Danish medic, bus company

A national bus operator and an occupational health doctor have spoken out to debunk immigration minister Inger Støjberg’s claim that fasting during Ramadan is a potential safety risk.

Court orders Denmark to pay Iraq torture victims

Court orders Denmark to pay Iraq torture victims

A Danish court ordered the government on Friday to compensate 18 civilians who were tortured during the Iraq war in an operation carried out by Iraqi security forces along with a Danish battalion.

Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is "dangerous for all of us".

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Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Internationals working in Denmark are more satisfied with their work-life balance than in any other country, according to a survey.