12 key stories from Denmark you might have missed this year

Throughout 2019, The Local has reported on the news you need from Denmark, as well as guides and explainers helping you to navigate life here.

12 key stories from Denmark you might have missed this year
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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.

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.


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.

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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 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.

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

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