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Workplace: Facing a fascinating challenge at a global company
Mar12

Workplace: Facing a fascinating challenge at a global company

CPH POST caught up with Iker Echave, the Spanish ‘customer service excellence’ at Maersk Line, to hear more about his professional life. When did your career begin at Maersk?It all started in 2005. I undertook a Maersk internal program, the Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE). While it was for fresh university graduates, we also...

Aussie-Dane wins Denmark’s Eurovision contest
Feb27

Aussie-Dane wins Denmark’s Eurovision contest

“Denmark, Denmark, Denmark, oi, oi, oi!” That’s the chant you might hear from the Danish fans during the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev in May. That’s because a 21-year-old Aussie-Dane, Anja Nissen, will be representing Denmark this year after winning the Danish Eurovision contest on Saturday with her song ‘Where I Am’...

Danish foreign minister calls for continued sanctions in Ukraine
Feb07

Danish foreign minister calls for continued sanctions in Ukraine

Anders Samuelsen, the foreign minister, has called upon the European Union and the United States to maintain sanctions against Russia following a personal visit to the front in eastern Ukraine, where fighting and casualties have increased of late. “There is a broad agreement in Denmark that we should stick to sanctions,” Samuelsen said....

Record number of asylum-seekers heading home
Feb02

Record number of asylum-seekers heading home

A record number of asylum-seekers have left Denmark voluntarily and returned to their countries of origin, according to the UN’s Danish office for migration, the IOM. The figures revealed that 532 asylum-seekers returned home last year – more than double the number who did so in 2015. “More often, we hear explanations about a family member...

Dual-citizen Danes not impacted by travel ban after all
Jan31

Dual-citizen Danes not impacted by travel ban after all

No Danes with dual citizenships from one of the seven nations on the new and highly-contentious US travel ban list will be impacted after all. According to the foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, Danes who also have passports from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Libya will not be denied entry to the US as a result of the temporary...

Denmark maintaining focus on Ukraine’s challenges
Jan31

Denmark maintaining focus on Ukraine’s challenges

The foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, is currently in Ukraine discussing ongoing reforms and meeting with the Ukrainian government and civil society. Samuelsen will also visit east Ukraine, where conflict with Russian-supported separatists in still ongoing, to meet Danish OSCE observers and international organisations working at the front line....

Red or dead: Liverpool FC never walks alone in Denmark
Jan30

Red or dead: Liverpool FC never walks alone in Denmark

These are rough times for Liverpool fans. As if having to endure their bitter rivals Manchester United gobbling up title after title over the last 25 years wasn’t bad enough, the past week has seen the club knocked out of both domestic cups. But there’s some good news for the Merseyside club as they’ll never face having to walk...

Denmark remains world’s least corrupt nation
Jan25

Denmark remains world’s least corrupt nation

For the fourth year in a row, Denmark is the country in the world with the least amount of corruption in the public sector – well … tied for first. In Transparency International’s annual report, Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 (here in English), Denmark ranked top alongside New Zealand with a score of 90. “The Danes can be proud that we...

Woz’s ‘American cousin’ in Oz as well: Raised abroad, her parents are Danish
Jan16

Woz’s ‘American cousin’ in Oz as well: Raised abroad, her parents are Danish

Ahead of the start of the Australian Open, the first grand slam of the 2017 tennis season, the Danish media are talking up the prospects of not one, but two home-grown players in the women’s draw. The cynics will tell you that neither is Danish, however. Caroline Wozniacki, ranked number 17 in the tournament following a good end to 2016,...

Danish football association sceptical about World Cup expansion
Jan11

Danish football association sceptical about World Cup expansion

The decision by the international football governing body FIFA to expand the World Cup to 48 teams has not been well met by the Danish football association DBU. DBU chairman Jesper Møller and head coach Åge Hareide both voiced their concern at the expansion plans, which will involve 16 groups of three teams each at the 2026 World Cup....

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