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International News in Brief: Polar bear watching earns Danish kingdom bucket list place
Apr16

International News in Brief: Polar bear watching earns Danish kingdom bucket list place

The Nordic region has four entries on the 2018 World’s Ultimate Bucket List, a top 50 chosen by flightnetwork.com based on the opinions of 800 travel journalists. However, only one has a Danish connection: ‘Watching Polar Bears Roam’ in Greenland, which placed at number 39. The other three Nordic entries are See the Northern Lights...

News in Digest: 21st century champions of solidarity
Mar31

News in Digest: 21st century champions of solidarity

Few words embody the indomitability of the human spirit as effectively as solidarity. From Polish shipyard unions to freedom fighters, its essence underpinned many of the 20th century’s greatest triumphs over adversity. Fast-forward to 2018 and the movement’s new posterboy is Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who has been dishing out...

Danish PM shows solidarity with the UK over spy attack
Mar14

Danish PM shows solidarity with the UK over spy attack

PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has backed the British government’s response to the attack on former Soviet operative Sergei Skripal . “Denmark supports Britain in the case of the poison attack in the English town of Salisbury that Russia is said to be behind,” he confirmed in a statement. Rasmussen also insisted his government would support the UK...

Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018
Feb10

Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018

Ahead of the ten acts taking the stage tonight in their bid to represent Denmark in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in May, it might surprise many to learn that a Dane has already qualified for the final. READ MORE: Whigfield hoping for more Saturday night success in Danish Eurovision qualifier Australian-Danish singer Jessica Mauboy, who became...

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia
Nov23

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia

The foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, has approved a new five-year aid program in Ukraine and Georgia worth 860 million kroner. The so called ‘neighbourhood program’ focuses on core areas within the country’s reform efforts, particularly within democracy, human rights, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Moving out of the...

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia
Nov23

International News in Brief: Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia

The foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, has approved a new five-year aid program in Ukraine and Georgia worth 860 million kroner. The so called ‘neighbourhood program’ focuses on core areas within the country’s reform efforts, particularly within democracy, human rights, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Moving out of the...

International News in Brief: India yearning for Danish food solutions
Nov02

International News in Brief: India yearning for Danish food solutions

There is little doubt that India would be well-suited to embracing food product solutions from Denmark. The world’s soon-to-be most populous country has an annual food waste that is the equivalent of the entire agriculture production of the UK. The food minister, Esben Lunde Larsen, is in India to promote Danish food solutions along with 21...

Government’s new defence initiative shifts gaze eastwards
Oct11

Government’s new defence initiative shifts gaze eastwards

The government has unveiled plans for a new defence policy initiative expected to be presented in full next week, in which Russia appears to be a major factor in determining future defence strategy. The defence minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, wants to install missile systems on Danish warships to protect Danish airspace against hostile...

Denmark throws away precious win against ten-man Romania
Oct09

Denmark throws away precious win against ten-man Romania

With about five minutes to go in last night’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers, it was looking really good for Denmark. The Danes held a 1-0 lead against ten-man Romania and Montenegro needed just one more goal to beat Poland – a result that would have seen Denmark qualify directly to the World Cup next summer. But then it all went south. Poland...

Business News in Brief: Migrant stowaways on DFDS ferry left in limbo
Sep07

Business News in Brief: Migrant stowaways on DFDS ferry left in limbo

For five weeks now, the Danish shipping company DFDS has found itself in a legal stalemate regarding 12 migrants that stowed away on a ferry between Turkey and Ukraine. The stowaways are at present locked in their cabins because it has not been possible to find a country to take them and because they could be a potential danger to themselves or...

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