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Local Elections 2021: Mette really gets us!

Mette Annelie Rasmussen
Running in: Copenhagen
Party: Radikale

Radikale ( Social Liberal Party) councillor Mette Annelie Rasmussen has spent many years living abroad, including long stints in the likes of Zambia and Georgia.

She knows first-hand how difficult it can be to live in a foreign city, not least through her day job at the UN where she frequently comes into touch with struggling internationals.

She is also passionately committed to furthering the city’s green ambition.


What benefits have diversity brought Copenhagen?
Global awareness! Studies show that diversity is good for business and, when it’s allowed to flourish, it makes life more interesting!

Why does Denmark lag behind in the recruitment of skilled workers?
The immigration issue clouds the discussion, unfortunately. We at Radikale feel the two issues need to be completely separate.

How do we make the capital more international?
More international streams in Danish public schools. Internationals get to integrate, and the world is opened up to Danish kids.

Is Copenhagen still the greenest capital in the world?
Well, it needs to pull its socks up. Many cities have become super ambitious post COVID-19. Like in Paris, where they’re removing cars from the centre, and Ghent with its large-scale mobility plan reshuffle.





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