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Little Mermaid may be moved offshore.

In a bid to protect one of Copenhagens most popular tourist sights, the city council is considering moving the statue of the Little Mermaid in the harbour a few metres offshore. The 93-year-old bronze...
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Politics with your coffee.

Copenhagen city council plans to create a caf in the historic City Hall building where local residents can meet and mix with their elected representatives. The initiative, announced late last month, i...
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City cycling gets boost.

Copenhagen city council is to invest DKK 35 million into improving conditions for cyclists in the city. After consultation with cyclist groups, which produced 275 suggestions for cycle-friendly projec...
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Libeskind for restad design.

75,000 sqm of vacant land in the restad urban development district, which stretches from just south of Copenhagen city centre to the airport, is to have world famous architect Daniel Libeskind as desi...
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City camp site planned.

Copenhagen city councillors are examining a proposal to build a top-class camping ground in response to the growing number of illegally parked caravans on the streets of the Danish capital. The new ca...
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Free state museums.

After a successful trial period, which saw an increase in the number of visitors, the Danish government has decided to make free admission to state museums a permanent fixture. For visitors to Copenha...
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Repatriation orders suspended.

Due to the current crisis over the drawings of the prophet Mohammed in Muslim countries, the minister of integration, Rikke Hvilshj, has decided to suspend expulsion orders for a two week period on fa...
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Day-care centre with a difference.

Day-care centres and providers of office space are set to join forces in a project to create so-called Convivendi houses incorporating a work zone for adults and a play area for children as well as a...
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A boost for research.

Staff and students at the University of Copenhagen will benefit from the new International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). Among the activities to be promoted by the alliance are student exc...
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House prices highest ever.

Recent figures from the real estate industry show that house prices nationwide in Denmark rose by 20 per cent in 2005, one of the largest annual increases ever. Demand for houses now exceeds supply as...
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Language test for foreigners.

Foreigners wanting to be reunited with their families living in Denmark may find themselves being asked to take a Danish language test before entering the country under new proposed legislation being...
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Overcrowded Tivoli recommends visiting on weekdays.

Copenhagens world famous amusement park is overcrowded with too many visitors paying their traditional Christmas visits. The park administration recommends weekday visits to avoid the Saturday post-sh...
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Frederiksberg on new metro line.

A metro line costing Dkk 15 billion is to link the sterbro, Nrrebro, Frederiksberg, and Vesterbro areas of the Danish capital. However the Frederiksberg council has refused to pay the costs of the new...
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Kastrup gets busier.

Kastrup airport is expecting a 2.5 per cent increase in passengers by the end of 2005, slightly below the 3 per cent forecast at mid-year. However, in October the number of passengers was up by 8.2 pe...
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Shopping boom in city centre.

Shops in Copenhagen city centre have registered a 15 percent increase in turnover in the first nine months of this year over the same period last year, to a total of almost Dkk8 billion, against an ov...
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Minister promises car tax reduction.

The very high rate of car tax in Denmark may be about to change. The taxation minister Kristian Jensen announced during the countrys car show Cars for All that a special committee would be set up to s...
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Denmarks broadcasters go green

Denmarks national broadcaster DR has been awarded an environmental prize by Copenhagen and five other municipalities as part of the environmental protection project Dogme 2000. The broadcaster is buil...
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