September 26, 2023

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Tuesday

Government wants to withdraw North Sea oil tender, escaped monkey captured using banana and rail tickets set for price hike. Here’s the news from Denmark on Tuesday.
September 25, 2023

Rail fares set to increase across Denmark in 2024

The price of rail tickets will increase by up to 13 percent in Denmark next year, with most locations in the country likely to see higher fares.
September 25, 2023

Denmark’s Lego struggles to introduce non-plastic bricks

Attempts by Danish toy giant Lego to take a step towards greener production with non-plastic brick have hit a stumbling block.
September 25, 2023

Danes could be permitted to use MitID as digital ID in other Nordic countries

Denmark’s digital ID, MitID, could become a valid form of digital ID for people from Denmark who live in other Nordic and Baltic countries.
September 25, 2023

Today in Denmark: A roundup of the news on Monday

Late September equals late summer weather, one in ten school leavers failed core subjects and massive number of arthritis cases reported. Here’s the news roundup from Denmark on Monday.
September 23, 2023

Russia-Ukraine war live: ‘generals injured’ in strike on Russian navy’s Black Sea HQ; Russia accuses Kyiv of missile attack on Sevastopol

Kyiv intelligence chief says a colonel general and lieutenant general are among injured but does not confirm reports of death of Black Sea fleet Admiral Viktor SokolovSee all our Ukraine coverageAndrey Kortunov, an adviser to the Russian foreign ministry and director of Russian international affairs council, has been on the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme discussing the strike on Russian navy’s Black Sea HQ.Kortunov emphasised the “psychological” importance of long range missiles being used in the strike. “I think psychologically it’s important because it’s a long range missile - its destruction power is pretty significant. But militarily, I don’t think it really makes that big a damage – after all it didn’t hit any really critical military targets and the damage at least according to the reports we received is quite limited.”Who opened investigations? Germany, Denmark and Sweden, a the leaks happened in their exclusive economic zones.What have they found? German federal prosecutors seized objects from a sailing yacht in January and found traces of explosives.Meanwhile, Sweden’s public prosecutor said the “primary assumption is that a state is behind it”.What has Ukraine said? The New York Times reported in March that US officials had seen information suggesting it was done by a “pro-Ukrainian group”, without Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s knowledge. Zelenskiy has repeatedly denied Ukraine was behind the sabotage.Could it be a false flag? Andreas Umland, an analyst at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies, views Russia as “the most likely” culprit. The Kremlin has denied responsibility. Continue reading...
September 23, 2023

Toys, twisted rollercoasters, rooftop fountains: meet this year’s Turner Prize nominees

Barbara Walker, Ghislaine Leung, Rory Pilgrim and Jesse Darling explain what’s gone into their nominated work – from a ‘dysfunctional’ steel rollercoaster to a dramatic fountain splashing water on to the venue floorThe Turner prize shortlist, as jury chair and Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson rightly points out, provides an annual “snapshot of British artistic talent”. But this year, the last word you would use to describe the actual work of the four shortlisted artists is “snapshot”. Instead, they have all engaged – through a variety of approaches and mediums – with the long-term and the bigger picture, seen through remarkably wide-angled political and social lenses.The rules of the prize have changed over the years but three of the four artists – Ghislaine Leung, Rory Pilgrim and Jesse Darling, all born in the 1980s – would fall under the now discontinued age limit of artists under 50; the other artist nominated this time, Barbara Walker, was born in the 1960s. Only Walker and Leung are based permanently in the UK, with Pilgrim moving between the Netherlands and Dorset, and Darling working from Berlin. The shows for which they were nominated also extend beyond the UK, with Walker’s Burden of Proof being shown at the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates and Leung’s Fountains in Copenhagen, Denmark. Continue reading...
September 22, 2023

What are the rules for taking your bike on public transport in Denmark?

You’ve just finished work, it’s pouring with rain and you didn’t bring your wet weather gear this morning. Can you take your bicycle home on public transport in Denmark?
September 22, 2023

EU court ruling 'could stop Denmark turning away some foreigners at border'

A new EU court ruling could stop Denmark turning away some foreigners at the German and Swedish borders, even if they have no right to be in Denmark.
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