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English in the Nordic Region – Why are they so good?

One of the striking traits of the majority of Danes in Copenhagen is the confidence they show in using spoken English. In 2006, there was a proposal by the Radical Liberal Party to make English the second official language in Denmark. In spite of support from the major business organizations that already use English as[…]

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Quality of Life and Quality of Living

In Monocle’s recent annual Quality of Life Survey 2015, Japan’s capital city, Tokyo occupies first position followed by Vienna and Berlin. From being the 2013 and 2014 winner, Copenhagen took a staggering fall to join Zürich at number ten because ‘the city is just too expensive’. Interestingly both Stockholm and Helsinki rank higher – six[…]