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Gang crime cost Denmark 315 million kroner in 2016: study

Gang crime cost Denmark 315 million kroner in 2016: study

A new study, the first of its kind, has attempted to shed light on the cost of organised crime gangs to the Danish state.

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Everything expats should know about Danish healthcare

Everything expats should know about Danish healthcare

The last thing you want is to arrive in Denmark and realise you have no idea who to see in case of a nødsituation (that means emergency, by the way).

 
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Denmark's 'ghetto plan' unlikely to solve problems faced by underprivileged areas: residents

Denmark's 'ghetto plan' unlikely to solve problems faced by underprivileged areas: residents

Denmark's so-called ghetto plan is unlikely to to have any real effect on social challenges in underprivileged areas, say residents and representatives.

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Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

 
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Surprising increase in Denmark unemployment in March

Surprising increase in Denmark unemployment in March

1,500 more people became jobless in March compared to February, new data from Statistics Denmark shows.

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Chance of rain in parts of Denmark but sunny weather to continue elsewhere

Chance of rain in parts of Denmark but sunny weather to continue elsewhere

A small amount of rain is forecast on Monday evening and Monday night in northern and western Jutland, but the showers will not last long.

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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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Punish parents for sexual assault by minors: Danish People’s Party

Punish parents for sexual assault by minors: Danish People’s Party

The populist Danish People’s Party (DF) says close relatives of people under the criminal minimum age should be punished if they defend sexual assaults committed by minors in their care.

Podgora: Something for everyone on the Croatian coast

Podgora: Something for everyone on the Croatian coast

No matter whether you're into hiking, cultural exploration, sports or pure beach relaxation, Podgora is your perfect destination this summer.

 
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Ten of Denmark's most 'Instagram-able' places

Ten of Denmark's most 'Instagram-able' places

From natural landscapes to charming towns and fairytale castles, Denmark has it all.

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The city where Sweden's World Cup dream was born

The city where Sweden's World Cup dream was born

Sweden defied expectations by making it to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Find out where it all started in Malmö, Sweden's football capital.

 
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Germany tells Italy it will take 50 migrants from Frontex ships

Germany tells Italy it will take 50 migrants from Frontex ships

Germany said Sunday it had agreed with Italy to take in 50 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels, matching similar pledges by France and Malta.

 

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Copenhagen to get CO2-neutral 'harbour buses'

Copenhagen to get CO2-neutral 'harbour buses'

Copenhagen Municipality is set to invest 10 million kroner in new, environmentally friendly harbour ferries.

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Denmark considers political relief for drought-hit farmers

Denmark considers political relief for drought-hit farmers

Denmark’s government is considering initiatives to relieve farmers whose crops are at risk due to the exceptionally dry summer.

Opinion: Bilingual education is a platform for cultivating a global and local society

Opinion: Bilingual education is a platform for cultivating a global and local society

Bilingual education, broadened and implemented in the right way, can be a huge benefit to international children, families and Danish society at large, writes our guest columnist.

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.

Drone played 'decisive' role in fighting fire at Danish hospital

Drone played 'decisive' role in fighting fire at Danish hospital

A specialised drone gave emergency services vital information during a fire at a hospital in Holbæk in western Zealand.

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.

'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.

Ambassador praises Danish divers for role in Thailand cave rescue

Ambassador praises Danish divers for role in Thailand cave rescue

Denmark’s ambassador to Thailand has thanked two professional divers from the Scandinavian country for their voluntary assistance in the effort to rescue 12 trapped boys and on adult from a flooded cave in northern Thailand.

Denmark’s female imam to meet French president Macron at Élysée Palace

Denmark’s female imam to meet French president Macron at Élysée Palace

The founder of Denmark’s first female-led mosque was scheduled to meet France’s president Emmanuel Macron on Monday to discuss religion and politics.

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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.