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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...
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Mercedes replaces Ford for Danish police cars

Danish police are to replace their present Ford cars with Mercedes and Volkswagens from April 2013. Although the cars are more expensive to buy, they consume less petrol, have less environmental im...
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Copenhagen International School gets Møller Mærsk donation

A donation of DKK200 million from the Møller Foundation means that Copenhagen’s International School (CIS) now has to raise only another DKK 100 million (about €150,000) before const...
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Copenhagen police dismount

Copenhagen police will no longer patrol the streets on horseback from 1 December. The small but popular force, which is made up of nine horses and 12 police, is being slashed because of the need for b...
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Copenhagen targets smokers

Copenhagen hopes that only four per cent of its inhabitants will be smokers in 2025 instead of the 21 per cent who smoke at present. The city is planning free courses to encourage people to stop sm...
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Copenhagen fashion week

Fashion week in Copenhagen comes around twice a year in February and August. This year the summer session runs from 8-12 August when about 200 fashion designers come to town. The fashion shows are...
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Denmark consider dual citizenship

Most members of Denmark's parliament now support a measure in favour of dual citizenship that will be presented to the ministry of justice before the end of 2012. If the proposal were approved it w...
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