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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...

Adios Austria! Denmark win on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017
Aug03

Adios Austria! Denmark win on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017

Denmark has this evening beaten Austria on penalties to advance to the final of Euro 2017 – the country’s first continental final since the men’s triumph a quarter of a century ago in Euro 1992. Emphatic spotkicks by star forwards Nadia Nadim and Pernille Haarder put Denmark in a commanding 2-0 lead, and then two saves by goalkeeper...

Can Mariya conquer la Manche and become the first Danish-based international to swim the English Channel?
Jul21

Can Mariya conquer la Manche and become the first Danish-based international to swim the English Channel?

Swimming the English Channel is no easy feat. Just ask Captain Matthew Webb, the first to achieve the milestone in 1875. Choosing the shortest possible route, the 34 km stretch between Dover and Calais, the Englishman managed to zig-zag his away across, evading jellyfish stings and strong currents to swim 64 km in total! It wasn’t until...

Still prohibited, is the tide slowly turning for commercial surrogacy?
Jun18

Still prohibited, is the tide slowly turning for commercial surrogacy?

A surrogate mother is a woman who becomes pregnant by agreement and has a child that she later hands over to her client. When she does this without being paid, it is termed altruistic surrogacy. However, a fee may be involved, and this is called commercial surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother’s egg is used, making her...

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