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Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
Bornholm on Tuesday. Photo: Pelle Rink/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Denmark braces for incoming snow storms

Parts of the country are facing something of white-out over the next couple of days with heavy snow fall in several areas forecast by meteorologists.

Snow storms are expected today on islands Bornholm, Lolland-Falster and Møn, while other areas could also see snow drifts and disruptions due to the weather. Temperatures will be between -1 and -5 degrees Celsius.

Police have meanwhile advised residents of southern Zealand and Lolland-Falster to remain home due to the treacherous driving conditions.

Number of houses for sale falls for tenth month in a row

Potential home buyers in Denmark have fewer options for the tenth month in row.

According to industry interest organisation Finans Danmark, the 23,195 houses for sale in the country at the end of January represents a decrease of just under 9,000 compared to a year ago and the tenth consecutive monthly fall.

The reduction in houses for sale has been accompanied by increases in the prices for which homes are put on the market. The increases are 7 percent for houses and 9 percent for apartments over the last 12 months,, news wire Ritzau writes.

Liberal party wants to ‘test values’ of future Danish citizens

The opposition Liberal (Venstre) party says it wants to test applicants for Danish citizenship to test whether or not they have “Danish values”, whatever that may mean.

Specifically, the party wants to add five questions to the country’s citizenship test about what appear to be its own views on what constitutes the Danish mindset.

Additionally, it wants would-be nationals to write a cover letter with their application, explaining why they want to become Danish.

Negotiations are currently ongoing between Danish parties about possible changes to citizen rules. We’ll have more details on the Liberals’ proposals in an article today.


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