The Weekly Wrap – Sunday, Oct 13

A second look at some of the week’s best stories from online and print

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 are just some of the stories from the week that was:

– Down-and-out but not forgotten: Our cover story this week is on the opening of a cemetery plot for the city's homeless

– Danes are going to have to get used to the idea of being more hands-on with their rubbish thanks to a new recycling plan

– Sadly for football fans, Denmark saw its World Cup hopes fade away

– The big political story of the past week was the mysterious Taxgate letter, and if you ask us, it's a political drama that tops anything you'll see on 'Borgen'

– As if Taxgate, and its implications that Venstre brass meddled with the audit of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, were not enough, Lars Løkke Rasmussen was also forced to deal with the fallout from his pricey trips and elitist remarks

– Foreigners in Denmark received good news on two fronts this past week with the announcement of relaxed rules for obtaining a Danish driving licence and an easier, shorter citizenship test

– Residents in Vanløse have had enough of their loud biker gang neighbours, and now the city may have found a way to force them out

– Speaking of homeowners, those affected by Skat's erroneous property evaluations can look forward to a reimbursement

– Last week, there were few people who had heard of the young poet Yahya Hassan, but that all changed following some high-profile media appearances

– On the culture front, we had interviews with Danish singer Agnes Obel and British comedian Ross Noble

– And finally, our opinion pages this week featured an attempt to finally solve the mystery of Danish happiness once and for all

That's a taste of what last week had to offer. We look forward to seeing what the next one has in store. 

As a reminder, you can also hear more from us – if you so wish – via Facebook and Twitter, and via our new 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.

  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.