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  • First Muslim burial ground in Nordsjælland will be established

    Hillerød Municipality has decided to establish the first Muslim burial ground in Nordsjælland. It is happening after a group of citizens, who all live in Hillerød and are Muslims, have applied for it, writes Sjællandske Nyheder. The burial site is to be in Hillerød, and the decision has been approved by local politicians. According to […]


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  • Danish PM spearheads anti-Big Tech alliance to protect children in the EU

    On Monday, the government announced a new partnership with a number of youth organisations, which will work to protect children in the EU from the business models of tech giants and the addictive design of social media. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is one of the architects of the partnership. Speaking to Politiken, she described a […]


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  • Justice Minister: Police and education initiatives to combat antisemitism expected “before summer”

    The government is drafting an agreement of educational and police initiatives to combat anti-Semitic threats, harassment and hate speech, according to Ritzau. The Minister of Justice Peter Hummelgaard said in a written statement that he hopes for a “broad political agreement before the summer”, and that parliamentary talks were already underway in April and June. […]


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  • Estonian chef wins Denmark’s biggest cooking competition on Bornholm

    Estonian chef Artur Kazaritski won the largest TV cooking competition in Denmark, Sol over Gudhjem, on Saturday. It’s Kazaritski’s second victory in a row at the prestigious cooking competition, according to TV2 Bornholm. He joins a small club of participants to have won the competition twice: Henrik Jyrk, who is now the host of the […]


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  • Tourists damage famous hiking area: “Don’t mess with Møn,” say locals

    Each year 400,000 tourists visit Møn, an island close to the south coast of Sjælland. However, according to local residents, the visitors must take better care of Møn’s nature, writes TV2 Øst. Some guests leave footprints that are not good for nature. It is mainly rubbish, food and toilet paper that hikers leave behind on […]


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  • Euro 24: Denmark and England settle for a tie, all on the line on Tuesday

    The result was the same as against Slovenia, yet the emotions afterwards way more positive. Denmark and England shared the spoils after a 1-1 encounter in Frankfurt, after a game where Denmark often looked the better side. Harry Kane put England ahead after sleepy defending from Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen. Morten Hjulmand leveled matters before […]


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  • Slaughterhouse employee arrested for killing colleague at work

    One person died on Thursday after an incident between two employees at a Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Holsted near Esbjerg in Jylland. The case is being treated as a homicide and a 42-year-old man has been arrested, according to a press release from Syd- and Sønderjyllands Police. Authorities received the report at 11:31AM, and made […]


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  • Danish state fund to buy up and rewild farmland on the horizon

    A state fund to purchase agricultural land from landowners and rewild it may be on the way. The government is prepared to earmark up to DKK 50 billion, but “the figure may end up being higher”, according to information obtained by Berlingske. The proposal is part of the green tripartite negotiations to agree a carbon […]


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  • Iodine tablets flying off the shelves

    Iodine tablets have flown off the shelves of the nation’s pharmacies this week, after Danish authorities recommended that citizens stock them in the house as part of its new crisis preparation guidelines. The guidelines, published on Saturday, specify that people under 40 and breastfeeding women should stock a three-day supply of iodine tablets to prevent […]


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  • Pension giant ATP invests in defence company Terma

    The pension giant Arbejdsmarkedets Tillegspension (ATP) is investing “a single digit” billion kroner sum in the defence company Terma, according to a company press release. Terma is Denmark’s largest manufacturer of parts and systems for international defence, security and aerospace, employing some 1,700 employees in East Jutland. Terma is a world leader in radars – […]


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  • 120 new electric bike charging stations to be placed across Denmark

    120 new public charging stations for electric bicycles will be set up across Denmark to encourage greener transport habits, according to the Road Directorate. DKK 12.2 million in EU funding was set aside to build the stations as part of an agreement on the green transition of road transport. Today the Road Directorate announced the […]


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  • Aarhus: Five men charged with importing 466,000 pills in transnational drug bust

    A large police operation in Aarhus on Tuesday saw five men arrested for trafficking hundreds of thousands of pills to Denmark. East Jutland Police on Tuesday made arrests and searches at a number of addresses – including in western Aarhus – supported by the Southeast Jutland Police and several special units. The men are charged […]


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