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Impressions from #FLYGT2016 Conference at Christiansborg

After more than 16 years in Denmark, 17 May 2016 was the first time that I stepped foot inside the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg. I took part in the #FLYGT2016 conference organized by the University of Copenhagen. The presenters were researchers from the dry faculties of university (Law, Social Science, Theology and the Humanities), high ranking[…]

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Did you know … about Denmark?

Aside from the debates regarding immigration, integration and diversity, Denmark and Copenhagen receive so much positive press about the things they do well – welfare benefits and services, design, bike culture, New Nordic Cuisine etc. What do we NOT hear about? Here is some trivia that you may not know: You probably already know that[…]

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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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Put our Shoulder to the Wheel: Confront the Informalisation of Employment

Recently Jan Bremen gave a public lecture at the University of Copenhagen on the rise of the informal economy in the ‘West’. At this and another seminar I attended relating to informal employment, experts in social research suggested that the phenomenon is practically non-existent in Denmark. Perhaps the root of this belief lies in the[…]

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Dual Citizenship in Denmark and Europe  

On 18 December 2014 the Danish parliament agreed on new rules regarding dual citizenship. Next week, on 1 September 2015, Danish people and many others in the international community will be celebrating a new law on dual citizenship coming into force. Danes will now be able to acquire a second passport without having to renounce their Danish one,[…]