Copenhagen

For those who like large, well-planned houses, outdoor activities and a safe and well-organised life style, Copenhagen is the place to live.Accommodation is cheaper in Copenhagen than in many other European capitals. Houses and apartments are spacious and well equipped. However, the rental market is...

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Right turns at red lights for cyclists in Denmark

New bicycle rights at select junctions in Copenhagen to take effect from 1 September. From 1 September cyclists will be allowed to turn right at red lights at 33 selected intersections in Copenhage...
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Copenhagen designs floodable park

Enghaveparken park redesigned to cope with climate change. Water is central to the new redesign of Enghaveparken, Copenhagen's large public park in the inner Vesterbro district, according to an inn...
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First social supermarket to open in Copenhagen

Wefood combats food waste to help the poor. Copenhagen is set to launch Denmark's first "social supermarket" offering surplus food at much-discounted prices. Wefood will be stocked with food tha...
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Home burials in Denmark

Burials on private property are creeping up in Denmark, according to a report in the English language paper The Copenhagen Post. Last year 52 families were granted permission to bury urns on their...
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Stray pets get reprieve in Denmark

It will no longer be legal to shoot stray dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets that wander on to your property in Denmark as of 1 July. Instead owners who are unable to control their pets will be fined....
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Copenhagen zoo culls four lions

Copenhagen Zoo has killed four lions (two old parents and their two cubs) to make way for a new male lion from another city for breeding with two females at the zoo. The culling of the lions comes...
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Danish women subject to most violence in EU

Over half of Danish women have experienced physical abuse, the highest percentage among the 28 countries of the European Union. This is the finding of a new report released by the European Union Agenc...
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Danish asylum centres closing

The Danish immigration service has announced that it will soon be closing three of its asylum centres in Rødby, Skive and Frederikshavn. The reason given is that asylum applications are bein...
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English on the decline in Denmark

Danes used to the best non-mother tongue English speakers in the world, second only to Sweden. According to the Education First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) Norway, the Netherlands and Eston...
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Copenhagen makes space for homeless in Assistens Kirkegard cemetery

Copenhagen's homeless will now find their final resting place not far from such historic greats as Hans Christian Andersen and Soren Kierkegaard. The city has dedicated a burial plot to the city's hom...
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Denmark to get high-speed trains

Denmark’s railway network will be getting a high-speed upgrade thanks to agreement over a 28.5 billion kroner investment between the government and opposition parties. Danish railways should...
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Copenhagen needs more bicycle racks

Copenhagen’s traffic congestion commission is recommending 30,000 more bicycle parking spots in the city. The cost for the new racks would be about 300 million kroner. The commission estimate...
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Copenhagen gets first minaret

Denmark's first mosque with a minaret and dome is nearing completion in Copenhagen on the corner of Rovsingsgade and Vingelodden in outer Nørrebro. The Sunni mosque also has classrooms, a re...
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Denmark demolishes dangerous Nazi bunkers

Demolition starts on 120 Nazi world war two bunkers along the west coast of Denmark at the end of July. The first one scheduled for destruction is on Langerhuse beach near Harboore. The German-buil...
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Danish visa applications to be quicker

Denmark may make it easier for foreigners to get visas according to a government-backed report supported by the tourist industry and business groups. Companies approved for the scheme would be able...
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Copenhagen opens second cycle superhighway

A second superhighway for bikes has opened in Copenhagen, from Farum about 20 kms to the northwest of the city centre. It is part of a scheme for 28 super highways for bicycles, which the city hope...
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Copenhagen light rail

An electrical light rail system would be the solution to Copenhagen’s traffic congestion, according to research by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The report backs similar findings re...
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Copenhagen klippekort to be phased out

Copenhagen’s old klippekort – the paper punch-ticket now used on trains, buses and metro – is being phased out and from 1 July passengers will have to use the electronic travel card...
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Churches to close in Copenhagen

Fourteen churches are to close in Copenhagen because of decreasing Church of Denmark congregations and declining population in some city areas. There are another two possible closures on the list of 1...
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Denmark cuts to postal system

Post Danmark, Denmark’s national postal system, is planning reductions in its services next year because of the decrease in the volume of written mail. About 1,500 red letter boxes around the...