The Weekly Wrap – Sunday, December 1

A second look at the week that was

December 1st, 2013 7:11 am| by admin

If you're anything like us, your week may sometimes feel like a blur. 

That's why The Copenhagen Post is trying something different on Sundays. We will take a deep breath, a step back and a second look at some of the stories that made up the past seven days both in our printed weekly newspaper and online. 

Here is just a taste of the week that was:

- First, and most obviously, we launched a new website this week. Regular readers will know that we have been plagued by website issues for some time now. That all came to a head this week and forced us to launch this site earlier than planned. We hope you are happy with it and will be patient as we work out the bugs. We have received a lot of complaints about the new commenting system, but we hope you will give that some time too before rushing to judgement. 

- On to the news. Our cover story this week looked at how a law change taking effect next year is putting co-habiting couples in a bind

- While last week at this time we were reporting good news for Enhedslisten, this past week the party emerged as the big losers in budget negotiations

- Yahya Hassan was once again arguably the most talked-about man in Denmark over a week that saw his high-profile appearance in Vollsmose cancelled, put back on, and ultimately delivered without any major incidents. By week's end, there were also police charges filed for a threat against Hassan, and the poet himself now faces the possibility of being charged with racism. 

- Some Odense area parents didn't do cross-Øresund relations any favours when they cancelled a planned school trip to Malmö over safety concerns. 

- Denmark's immigration policies were once again in the spotlight this past week (as if they ever really leave). The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner condemned them; the justice minister defended them

- Things turned ugly in the freetown of Christiania on Friday when a police officer was injured and police responded by firing warning shots. 

- Students who feel they are being hurried through their education took instituted a blockade at the University of Copenhagen on Wednesday. 

- After his painting was widely mocked, artist Thomas Kluge said it's merely a matter of people not understanding its satirical nature

- Denmark got its newest political party this week: Alternativet.

- We were a bit red-faced when we discovered that a story we published about women being allowed to swim topless in Copenhagen pools was actually a story from five years ago. Our reporter got so excited with visions of boobs dancing in his head that he overlooked the publication date. We apologise for the error and hope we didn't cause any disappointing trips to the pool.

- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there, which of course means it's time to see The Nutcracker

- And finally, it's Sunday. Treat yourself to a cinnamon roll, because soon they might not taste as good as they do now.

We'll be back tomorrow. Until then remember that you can also hear more from us – if you so wish – via Facebook and Twitter, and via our daily newsletter, The Evening Post. And if you have a hard time getting your hands on a physical copy of the Post, why not sign up to have it delivered to your inbox? If you haven't read them yet, you can download this week's Copenhagen Post and InOut guide today. Heck, you even get The Weekly Wrap as an email each week.



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