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  • Denmark’s taekwondo Olympian on how “immigrant mentality” helps him win

    Denmark’s taekwondo Olympian on how “immigrant mentality” helps him win

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    Rachid Moutiq

    Edi Hrnic, the first Danish taekwondo Olympian in 20 years, carries his Bosnian refugee legacy in his heart, and the Danish flag on his back.

  • Mette Frederiksen urges to set society free – the state must step down

    Mette Frederiksen urges to set society free – the state must step down

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    The Copenhagen Post

    The prime minister has spent a lot of energy on the war in Ukraine and international politics. In a significant change of signal, she calls on the state to step back and trust that responsibility can be handled locally.

  • Roskilde line up announced – Rejsekortet soon to be launched as an app

    Roskilde line up announced – Rejsekortet soon to be launched as an app

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    The Copenhagen Post

    The program is in place for this year’s Rokilde Festival. The police believes that weed trade on Pusher Street is a thing of the past. Rejsekortet will soon be available as an app and the tax authorities are using AI to monitor citizens

  • European Parliament divided on Migration Pact ahead of vote

    European Parliament divided on Migration Pact ahead of vote

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    As the EU Parliament prepares to vote this week on a package of new laws on immigration and asylum, many of the proposals remain controversial.

  • Protesters interrupted Moderaterne’s EU quiz in Kødbyen

    Protesters interrupted Moderaterne’s EU quiz in Kødbyen

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    Pro-Palestinian demonstrators cut short a social event organised by Moderaterne and attended by high-ranking government officials on Friday. As protesters were ejected from the restaurant, several politicians emphasised that shouting “derails the discussion”.

  • Queen Mary opens a larger Dyrehaven

    Queen Mary opens a larger Dyrehaven

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    The Copenhagen Post

    The deer park north of Copenhagen has become a quarter bigger. On Sunday, Queen Mary accompanied by Environment Minister Magnus Heunicke inaugurated the new area, which provides more space for wildlife and nature

  • Who uses slimming drugs?

    Who uses slimming drugs?

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    In 2023, 2.4 percent of the adult population in Denmark redeemed a slimming drug prescription. New figures throw light on users’ gender, age, marital status, income and location. Plus a report finds mink breeders have been overcompensated for corona losses, a new long-distance bus terminal is opening in Copenhagen on 4 June, and the Eurasian Spoonbill returns, to the delight of many, to breed on the artificial Øresund Bridge island.

  • Seven out of ten women experience unwanted sexual attention

    Seven out of ten women experience unwanted sexual attention

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    The Copenhagen Post

    Among young women between 16 and 24, nine out of ten have been exposed to at least one unpleasant experience in the past 12 months. The Minister for Equality is shocked by “wild figures”.

  • Integration Minister: Stop ‘un-Danish’ gender-segregated swimming

    Integration Minister: Stop ‘un-Danish’ gender-segregated swimming

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    “Gender-segregated swimming is foreign to Denmark and undermines integration. We must not let Middle Eastern norms dictate how we design our public spaces,” said the Integration Minister. Plus, the Defence Intelligence Service will investigate a possible information leak in the frigate case which this week resulted in the Minister of Defence firing the Chief of Defence, the Danish Tour de France champion has crashed during a race, breaking several bones, and economists predict a drop in apartment prices in Copenhagen.

  • Controversial Israeli arms purchase is significantly over budget

    Controversial Israeli arms purchase is significantly over budget

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    The Ministry of Defence has announced that weapons purchased from the Israeli manufacturer Elbit could cost up to a billion kroner more than expected. It’s the latest controversy to emerge in the drawn-out and scandal-hit deal.

  • NATO celebrates 75 years in the shadow of war

    NATO celebrates 75 years in the shadow of war

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    As the war in Ukraine rolls into it’s third year, NATO is turning 75 with a celebration at its headquarters in Brussels. The Danish Foreign Minister calls NATO “sharper than ever”. Plus, opioids have been assessed as the most dangerous drugs in Denmark, private sector wages are rising at their fastest rate since the 1980s, and a Denmark’s sports clubs report record membership.

  • Danish Defence Minister fires Chief of Defence

    Danish Defence Minister fires Chief of Defence

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    Denmark’s Defense Minister has fired the Chief of Defence over his alleged failure to inform the minister of weapons-system inadequacies aboard the Danish warship Iver Huitfeldt, which was targeted by a drone attack on 9 March.