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Danish Muslims reject reformation

Posted on 13. Oct, 2015 in: blog

Does Islam need modernising in line with Martin Luther’s Christian reformation of the 1500s? No, according to a majority of Danish Muslims –  in a new Wilke poll for Jyllands-Posten, 52.4 per cent say there’s no need for any reformation or modernisation of Islam to bring it more line with Western society. The Conservatives’ Syrian-born…

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In negative yield land – Denmark

Posted on 15. Aug, 2012 in: blog

Blog by Marcelo Ballvé Denmark has 2.24 pigs for every person, more than anywhere else in the world (in fact it’s the only country where pigs outnumber people). It is also famous for its sea-wading cows that produce distinctive beef. It’s the home of Lego toys, and famed designers like Verner Panton, Arne Jacobson, and Hans Wegner. The…

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Change – but no change

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 in: blog

Extended remarksof 7.59 editor Howard Knowles at the 7th of September election briefing When this election was announced there was speculation about a ground breaking election – a shift from ten years of a right-leaning coalition, heavily reliant on a nationalist party to push through restrictive immigration policy, to a left-wing alliance anchored by the…

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“I’m always struck by the rather schizophrenic approach to the rest of the world in the Nordic countries”

Posted on 22. Feb, 2011 in: blog

To read Jon Worth’s  blog about the rise of the right in Denmark and Sweden: http://www.jonworth.eu/the-rise-of-the-right-in-denmark-and-sweden/

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So what’s the deal with efterløn?

Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 in: blog

Editor’s blog, 5.1.11 If you’ve just arrived back in Denmark from a trip abroad for Christmas the one issue dominating the headlines could appear somewhat trivial. Floods in Australia, earthquake in Chile, bombs in Pakistan – we’ve got efterløn. Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s move to scrap the possibility of early retirement for 60-year-olds has…

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Beware of Denmark’s Palin

Posted on 15. Dec, 2010 in: blog

Editor’s blog 15,12,10 I was at a Christmas dinner party the other night when the name of Sarah Palin wafted across the table. To most Copenhageners this woman is about appealing as a jar of rotting herring but that generally applies to anyone on the right side of the political spectrum. I’ve lived here long…

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Immigration: The wrong message to the wrong people

Posted on 07. Dec, 2010 in: blog

Mike Young,  Editor of  the Copenhagen University  Post, argues that the new immigration restrictions are immoral and irrational – and could ultimately leave Denmark alone in the dark  IT IS A MANTRA repeated mind-numbingly often by Danish government ministers: Denmark needs to attract talented international scientists to keep the economy going. But the latest round…

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Lame duck Løkke

Posted on 02. Dec, 2010 in: blog

Editor’s Blog, 2.12.10 7.59 – Danish News Today was launched ten days ago on November 22nd and the response has been overwhelmingly positive (then again, ambassadors and embassy staff are by nature very ‘diplomatic’). I’ve been asked many questions about the project – mainly about the price (free until March 1st, far cheaper than our…

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7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

7:59 – Danish News Today, is the most reliable source of daily Danish news in English for diplomats, the ex-pat community, the business sector, or anyone in Denmark or abroad seeking an insight into what’s happening in Denmark right now.

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