Here's a look back at a few of the stories you may have missed and which are worth a read before we enter the new year.
Nationalization has proven to be a key issue for our readers. We’ve reported in 2019 on rule changes and personal stories relevant to those who are settled in Denmark and for whom citizenship is a logical future step. It’s a topic we’ll continue to cover as closely as we can in 2020.
- Denmark removes 'silly' requirement from citizenship application forms
- Danish citizenship applications rejected over traffic offences
- How many Danish citizenship test questions can you answer correctly?
- Becoming Danish: your advice about applying for citizenship
File photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix
Life in Denmark
It’s not just in relation to citizenship that we’ve tried to see life in Denmark through the eyes of its foreign residents. Many who have moved to Denmark as an adult can identify with others who have experience similar settling in and adaptation processes.
- I moved to Copenhagen and expected to become a local. The reality was different
- Should I sign up with a Danish union and get unemployment insurance?
While reporting on the key daily domestic news stories, we also try to provide local insight when Denmark hits international headlines. One such instance in 2019 was the cancelled stated visit of US president Donald Trump.
Like in many other countries, immigration remains a hot political talking point, with political policy formed as a result of it – despite the prominence of climate change in this year’s Danish general election.
We report the facts on immigration numbers and on how rule changes can affect the lives of foreign nationals who live and work in Denmark.
- Denmark's immigration and emigration is mostly to and from Western countries
- Denmark to scrap residency requirement for unemployment insurance
Denmark often produces interesting historical stories, thanks in no small part to the work of its diligent archaeologists. These often prove a hit with those wanting to learn more about the country.
Meanwhile, Danish cities are not afraid to let visitors know about their history and heritage.
- Medieval Danish Queen's cellar is one of 2019's top ten archaeological finds
- Stone Age Dane had dark skin and dark hair: DNA study
- Here are Aarhus' new Viking pedestrian crossings
Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
Thank you for reading The Local this year. We hope you will stay with us as 2019 turns into 2020 and beyond. Please get in touch if you have any thoughts or questions.
Glædelig jul og godt nytår
Mike, editor, The Local Denmark