News round up

  • New figures: Brexit has eroded Danish-UK trade

    Changes to import and export agreements between the UK and the European Union as a result of Brexit have cost Danish exports dearly in both revenue and jobs, according to a new calculation by Dansk Industri (DI). Total Danish exports to the UK are below their pre-Brexit levels, while trade between Denmark and the EU […]


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  • Many kids and teenagers are not examined in time in psychiatry

    The Capital Region (Region Hovedstaden) has a target that 70 percent of the patients in child and youth psychiatry must be examined within 30 days, but on average only 13 percent of the patients were examined on time in March, April and May. These numbers come in a new report prepared for the region’s psychiatry […]


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  • Roskilde headliner pulls out day before show

    The 22-year-old South African singer Tyla has pulled out of Roskilde the day before she was scheduled to headline the Danish music festival, due to “unforeseen circumstances”. In an announcement on the official website, Roskilde Festival promises a “replacement is on the way”. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Roskilde Festival (@roskildefestival) […]


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  • Young mystery shoppers uncovered illegal sales in every third store

    Yesterday was the first time that the National Security Agency had to use young people under 18 to buy in physical stores. This is done to tighten supervision of the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors with age control in physical stores. On the first day, more than one in three shops selling alcohol, […]


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  • Copenhagen Airport headed for record summer

    Based on the number of passengers through June, Copenhagen Airport is headed for a great summer. Copenhagen Airport has so far recorded 16 days with over 100,000 passengers compared to just three days in 2023. The airport had 2.8 million travelers through it in June, distributed over the 293 summer routes that fly outbound from […]


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  • Police suspect fireworks accident after Korsør explosion kills one and evacuates 140

    A 52-year-old man has died and around 140 evacuated from a residential area in Kosør, after an explosion in a housing estate in Korsør on Monday. The incident is being treated as an accident that likely “has something to do with fireworks”, Anton Havegaard from the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police told DR this morning. Chemicals […]


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  • Danes love electric cars

    For the first time, an electric car is the most popular car in six months, announces Mobility, the organization for car importers in Denmark. “It is good for the green transition that electric cars now make up almost half of new sales. The positive development just continues,” says Mads Rørvig, managing director of Mobillity Denmark. […]


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  • Wages in Denmark are soaring

    Figures from the Danish Employers’ Association show that wages in the first quarter were 6.5 percent higher than in the same period last year, writes Ritzau. That is the highest wage increase rate since 1987. “Things are going well with Danes’ real wages, which are now back above the level from before the inflation crisis […]


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  • VAR didn’t do Denmark any favors on the way out of Euro 24

    To beat the host country Germany in Euro 24, you need to play well and have a bit of luck. Denmark managed neither. That’s why the red and whites will not advance. They come home. Germany won 2-0 in a match mostly remembered for a stoppage of play after 35 minutes due to thunder – […]


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  • Denmark takes 200 quota refugees from Rwanda, Eritrea, Afghanistan

    Denmark will accept 200 refugees from Rwanda, Eritrea and Afghanistan in 2024 as part of the UN’s quota system. As last year, they will primarily be women and children, writes the Ministry of Immigration and Integration in a press release. Specifically, the quota will apply to refugees from Rwandan, Eritrean and Afghan camps, as well […]


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  • International student achieves highest grade in Denmark with six A-levels

    Sheng Li, a student at Det Internationale Gymnasium at Niels Brock in Copenhagen has matriculated high school with the highest grade-average in Denmark. His score of 12.7 across six A-levels was hard won: for the three years of his studies, he would help his parents in their sushi restaurant after school each day before finishing homework […]


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  • EU has got new leadership – Mette Frederiksen is not part of it

    Ursula von der Leyen continues as president of the European Commission. Kaja Kallas will become head of EU’s foreign affairs and Antonio Costa will become EU president. Two right-wing politicians from Germany and Estonia and a social democrat from Portugal. Two women and a man, the cabal has broken up. The Danish Prime Minister did […]


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