The Weekly Wrap – Sunday, Nov 17

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 brings you the Weekly Wrap 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:

– Shut out of national political scene, foreign residents who aren’t content with just casting a ballot are finding that next week's local election is their big chance

– In the final round of our series previewing the parties vying for seats on the City Council, we’ve come to the main contenders: Socialdemokraterne and Venstre

– Speaking of Socialdemokraterne, mayor Frank Jensen has a message for our readers

– The election is on Tuesday. Don't know who to vote for yet? Have a look back at all of our articles and party profiles in the Local Election 13 section of our website

– There was, of course, plenty that went on besides campaigning last week. The biggest news of them all last week was the deportation of 7-year-old Im Nielsen and her mother, the show of public support for them and parliament’s back-track on the issue. Families, however, continue to be torn apart by immigration laws

– Denmark also chipped in not just money but also manpower to the efforts to help clean up after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. No Danes were reported killed, but a number are still missing

– Keeping on the international front, Facebook addresses Danish critics of its policy of removing all nudity from the social media website. It’s not censorship, the firm says. It’s a guideline that tries to take into account the sensibilities of all its billion users

– Speaking of speaking, University of Copenhagen student union president breaks with 500 years of tradition and delivers annual speech in English. It was the “polite” thing to do, she says

– Looking for a little a little something different to do on a Sunday? Head on over to the final of the Danish International Belly Dance Festival today

– And we end on a bit of good news: the price of beer has gone down

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