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Danish social agency freezes payouts after embezzlement scandal

Danish social agency freezes payouts after embezzlement scandal

Socialstyrelsen, an administrative department of the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs, has temporarily shut down payments of special funds for social projects.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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Moody's downgrades Danske bank ratings over money-laundering probe

Moody's downgrades Danske bank ratings over money-laundering probe

US ratings agency Moody's on Friday downgraded its long-term ratings for Denmark's biggest bank, Danske Bank, which is at the centre of a scandal over alleged money-laundering.

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Denmark must be better at selling itself to foreign talents: CEO

Denmark must be better at selling itself to foreign talents: CEO

The biggest challenge to Denmark’s economy is the labour shortage, and business and politicians must be better at working together to promote Denmark’s qualities, says the chairperson of a major corporate interest group.

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

From major galleries to small independent artist-run spaces, Malmö’s art scene is as diverse as the city itself.

 
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'Indian summer' to replace cold and rain in Denmark this week

'Indian summer' to replace cold and rain in Denmark this week

Denmark is set to enjoy a brief spell of warm and sunny weather this week.

WATCH: Brexit is 'tragedy', Danish government will 'look after' Brits in Denmark: PM

WATCH: Brexit is 'tragedy', Danish government will 'look after' Brits in Denmark: PM

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has moved to reassure British nationals living in Denmark over their future status in the country.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Danish rock legend Kim Larsen dead at 72

Danish rock legend Kim Larsen dead at 72

Singer Kim Larsen, a true Danish icon, died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.

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German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry in prosecutors' sights over diesel emissions, as authorities raided two factories belonging to the lightning-bolt brand and prepared a mass recall.

 

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Summer heat sets tourism records: DI

Summer heat sets tourism records: DI

Historically warm temperatures in Denmark this summer have led to record tourism numbers, but neighbouring countries are even more popular.

Kim Wall murder to be made into a TV series

Kim Wall murder to be made into a TV series

The murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on a submarine last year is to be turned into a mini-series by one of the writers behind the Danish TV hit Borgen.

Denmark to cut places on English-language university programmes

Denmark to cut places on English-language university programmes

The number of available places on university courses from which graduates leave Denmark soon after completion must be cut, says Denmark’s education minister.

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Language robots will need to 'get' Danish nuance: regulator

Language robots will need to 'get' Danish nuance: regulator

Google launches a Danish version of Google Assistant on Tuesday to the excitement of technology enthusiasts and grammar nerds alike.

Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

Denmark begins construction of 'wooden skyscraper'

A 45-metre-high observation tower to be built in preserved forest Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, one hour south of Copenhagen, is expected to be completed by the autumn.

Denmark presents plan to get kids eating healthier food

Denmark presents plan to get kids eating healthier food

Four ministries in Denmark have presented a new plan to promote healthy eating from a young age.

Denmark and Austria present joint plan on asylum

Denmark and Austria present joint plan on asylum

Denmark’s minister for immigration and integration Inger Støjberg was in Vienna on Thursday as the two countries presented their plan for reforms to the EU’s asylum system.

BBC cross-examines Danes on integration policy

BBC cross-examines Danes on integration policy

Denmark’s immigration policies have been under scrutiny worldwide in recent years, with its infamous 'jewellery law', the recent ban on burkas and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg's decision to celebrate immigration restriction with cake all receiving their fair share of coverage – and criticism – from international media outlets.

Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Denmark’s internationals have 'world’s best' work-life balance: survey

Internationals working in Denmark are more satisfied with their work-life balance than in any other country, according to a survey.