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Danish government under fire in fisheries scandal

Danish government under fire in fisheries scandal

Denmark’s opposition Social Democrats as well as environmental organisations have strongly criticised the Danish government for permitting irregularities in the management of fisheries quotas.

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Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Kim Wall presumed dead: Copenhagen Police

Kim Wall presumed dead: Copenhagen Police

Copenhagen Police have confirmed that they are looking for a body in the ongoing search for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

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Denmark cancels 'X Factor' after 11 seasons

Denmark cancels 'X Factor' after 11 seasons

The next season of the Danish franchise of hit reality TV show X-Factor will be the last to be produced in the country, broadcaster DR has announced.

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Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

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Downpours and thunder to Denmark as August continues where July left off

Downpours and thunder to Denmark as August continues where July left off

The Danish Meteorological Institute has issued a severe weather warning, with heavy rain expected in the eastern part of the country.

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Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

A series of demonstrations were held in towns and cities across Sweden on Saturday, in protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards.

 

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Denmark government drops plan to cut tax for rich

Denmark government drops plan to cut tax for rich

Denmark’s governing coalition has shelved plans to make changes to the country’s top tax bracket, which would have effected tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country.

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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.

Copenhagen police raid gang leaders as residents march against violence

Copenhagen police raid gang leaders as residents march against violence

Copenhagen police have raided several leading members of an underground crime-linked organisation in response to a protracted period of gang-related shootings in the city.

Number of Danes accepted into higher ed falls for first time in years

Number of Danes accepted into higher ed falls for first time in years

The first decrease in enrolment since 2008 is a sign that young people are focusing on their employment prospects, the minister for higher education said.

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.

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Apple on Monday said it would invest six billion Danish kroner ($920 million, 810 million euros) in a data centre in Denmark, its second in the country to run entirely on clean energy.

Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue vandalised over whaling

The "Little Mermaid" statute in Copenhagen, one of the city's most famous monuments, was vandalised on Tuesday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

Denmark makes official bid to lure EU agency from London

Denmark makes official bid to lure EU agency from London

The Danish Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that it has officially submitted a bid for Copenhagen to become the new home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Danish street gang expanding into Sweden: police

Danish street gang expanding into Sweden: police

The criminal gang Loyal to Familia has already spread across Denmark from its base in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen and now it appears to have set its sights on Sweden.

‘I’ve worked in kitchens in asylum centres, but have never tried anything like this before’

‘I’ve worked in kitchens in asylum centres, but have never tried anything like this before’

In part two of our feature on volunteers at Roskilde Festival, The Local spoke to organisers and cooks at Sisters’ Cuisine, an organic food stand staffed by women asylum seekers and refugees.

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Here’s how to buy a used car in Denmark

Here’s how to buy a used car in Denmark

If you’re considering buying a used car in Denmark, here’s a few things you might do well to know before you sign any papers.