Debate: Denmark: suicide note on Instagram

The Danish influencer Fie Laursen posted a suicide note on Instagram at the weekend. The 23-year-old was found in time to prevent her death but the note, which received more than 30,000 likes and 8,000 comments, was left online for several days until Laursen herself removed it. Denmark’s government and the media are discussing appropriate…

Debate: Denmark: government prioritises climate policy

Denmark’s Social Democratic election winner Mette Frederiksen has secured the support of the Socialist People’s Party SF, the Red-Green Alliance and the left-liberal Danish Social Liberal Party to form a minority government focusing on the climate and welfare. The plan: to lower emissions by 70 percent by 2030. But not all the press reactions to…

Debate: Are Denmark’s Social Democrats a good role model?

Denmark is poised for a change of government after the Social Democrats led by Mette Frederiksen emerged as the strongest party in the general election. The Danish People’s Party, by contrast, saw its share of the vote halved. The outcome of the election is widely attributed to Frederiksen having copied the right-wing populists’ hardline stance…

Debate: Denmark: victory for the Social Democrats

Denmark is poised for a change of government: in general elections on Wednesday the Social Democrats led by Mette Frederiksen emerged as the strongest party, and the left also made gains because the right-wing Danish People’s Party saw its share of the vote halved. Commentators believe immigration policy was a key factor in the elections…

And the least feminist nation in the world is… Denmark?

A poll of more than 25,000 people in 23 major countries found that just one in six Danes consider themselves a feminist It is one of the best places in the world to be a woman, with a narrow gender pay gap, equal employment rights, universal nursery care, and some of the happiest female retirees…

EIB approves SME loan to Denmark’s Jyske Bank

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Jyske Bank A/S of Denmark have signed a €100 million loan agreement in support of small and medium-sized companies and mid-caps. With climate change high on the agenda of most financial institutions,…

Denmark calls for national elections on 5 June

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Denmark’s centre-right prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has called for parliamentary elections on 5 June 5, 12 days before Rasmussen’s term is due to expire on the 17th. Rasmussen is campaigning for his reelection on a platform of continuity…

Nord Stream-2 submits 3rd route option in Denmark

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Nord Stream-2 said on 15 April that the company had submitted an application for a third route option for the pipeline from Russia to Germany in the Danish exclusive economic zone (EEZ), accusing Denmark of deliberately trying to…