Denmark's queen: Living here doesn't make you Danish - The Local. “It’s not a law of nature that one becomes Danish by living in Denmark.
" Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix Queen Margrethe II has raised eyebrows in Denmark for passages in a new book that weigh in on the nation’s seemingly never-ending debate on ‘Danishness’. In the book, written with journalist Thomas Larsen, the Danish queen says that some immigrants and refugees have failed to properly integrate into society. “It’s not a law of nature that one becomes Danish by living in Denmark. It doesn’t necessarily happen,” Queen Margrethe says. The queen goes on to say that certain groups of people are better at integrating than others. “Those who came from Southeast Asia have generally prospered. Queen Margrethe also says that Danes have been naive in thinking that integration wouldn't take hard work on both sides.
“We thought that these things would take care of themselves. “If you can’t formulate what you stand for, it is hard to tell others about it. Denmark - Media and publishing. By about 12,000 bc, as the climate warmed and the great glaciers of the Pleistocene Epoch (about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago) were receding, the first nomadic hunters moved into what is now Denmark, bringing tools and weapons of the Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age) with them.
Shell mounds (refuse heaps also known as kitchen middens) reveal the gradual development of a nomadic hunter-gatherer society, whose tools and weapons continued to progress in sophistication and complexity. Beginning in the 4th millennium bc, during the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age), a peasant culture emerged in Denmark as the people living there further developed their stone tools, began keeping livestock, and adopted agriculture. Those first farmers began to clear land in the forests for fields and villages, and after about 3500 bc they built large, common, megalithic graves. Test Your Knowledge. Denmark profile - Timeline. A chronology of key events: 10th century - Kingdom of Denmark unified and Christianity introduced. 1397 - Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single monarch.
Denmark is the dominant power. 1729 - Greenland becomes Danish province. 1814 - Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden. Denmark just took a major step to eliminate food waste - The Local. Princess Marie (left) helped open the new market on Monday.
Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix Denmark's first supermarket selling surplus food opened its doors on Monday in Amager, officially inaugurated by Princess Marie and the minister for food and the environment, Eva Kjer Hansen. With the opening of WeFood on Monday, Copenhagen is now home to the nation's first supermarket selling only food that would be otherwise destined for the rubbish bin. Denmark takes historic step for transgender rights - The Local. Competitors perform on stage during Israel's first Miss Trans beauty pageant last week.
Photo: Menahem Kahana/Scanpix Denmark will next year declassify "being transgender" as a mental illness, lawmakers from parliament’s Health Committee decided on Tuesday. Following the committee move, transgender will no longer appear on Denmark’s definition of mental illnesses as of January 1st, 2017. “Trans people in Denmark feel stigmatized when they are diagnosed as having a ‘mental disorder’,” Social Democrat spokesman Flemming Møller Mortensen told news agency Ritzau. Europe's refugee crisis hits education: A school in Denmark says it’s increasing diversity by segregating migrant students — Quartz. A travel advisory appeared in a Kenyan newspaper this week warning Africans visiting the United States to be aware of continued instability and civil unrest in places like Charlotte, North Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where protests have erupted in the last few months over police killings of black men.
The advisory was circulated widely on social media and reported by local media, but it isn’t a real warning from the African Union. Rather, it is the work of Kenyan political cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa, better known as Gado, and it is meant to be a spoof on the many travel warnings Western countries have placed on African countries. Tourism in Kenya has been hit hard by travel advisories maintained against coastal regions close to Somalia. Denmark is locking every door to immigrants - The Local. Integration Minister Inger Støjberg presented yet another round of tighter immigration proposals on Tuesday.
Photo: Ólafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix An executive member of the Danish Green Card Association argues that the government's new permanent residency proposals are unfair and a stain on Denmark's image. Since coming to power in June 2015, the only focus of Denmark’s current government seems to be immigration. This is a total disgrace to the Danish values of acceptability and multiculturalism. Those affected include students, Green Card holders and other foreigners who have lived in Denmark for more than five years. Foreigners also face continuously changing demands. Foreigners fill more than half of all new jobs in Denmark. Foreigners are making particular inroads into the cleaning, agriculture and transport industries.
Photo: Colourbox According to a new analysis from the online journal Ugebrevet A4, more than half of all new jobs in Denmark are being filled by non-Danes. Danish kids among the fittest in the world: study - The Local. In a study comparing the fitness levels of children in 50 different nations, Danish kids came near the very top.
Denmark ranked sixth in a study conducted by the University of North Dakota (UND) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario that examined the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth. The study focused on the so-called beep test, a 20-metre shuttle run that is among the most commonly used international fitness indicators. Some 1.1 million kids between the ages of nine and 17 had their beep test results analyzed to draw conclusions about children’s fitness levels in the 50 countries examined. Apple to fund biogas research in Denmark - The Local. Apple's sales director for northern Europe, Erik Stannow, presented plans and models for Apple's new data centre in Foulum on Friday.
Denmark's DSV eyes more big acquisitions in fragmented freight market. Queen Margrethe: Denmark 'not a multicultural country' - The Local. More cars set on fire overnight in Denmark. Yet another vehicle was torched in Copenhagen overnight, this time in Nørrebro. Although the cause of the Copenhagen fire has not yet been made official, Thomas Tarpgaard from the police department said it certainly looked as if the fire had been set deliberately. Facebook might open new data center in Denmark - CNET. If Sweden and Denmark Are So Progressive, Why Did They Close Their Doors to Refugees?
The trains from Copenhagen to Malmö leave every few minutes. Shortly after departing the Copenhagen airport they reach the Øresund Bridge, a low-lying metal structure that spans the strait connecting Denmark and Sweden. They pass a watery wind farm, its modern turbines rotating in the breeze, and then, about five minutes later, reach Malmö, the largest city in the Skåne region of Sweden. It’s a pretty, albeit anticlimactic, journey between two countries. The Øresund Bridge opened to great fanfare in July 2000, replacing what had been a convenient, if slightly slow, ferry route. Copenhagen–Malmö was well on its way to becoming a truly binational—perhaps even post-national—metropolis.
In many ways, that dream was born in this very region. Denmark reverses course on refugee ‘child brides’ - The Local. An unspecified number of married couples have been reunited in Danish asylum centres. File photo: Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix Denmark’s decision to separate married couples in refugee centres if one party is below the age of 18 has been reversed after the government concluded it was in violation of international conventions. Metroxpress reported on Wednesday that the Danish Immigration Service will now reunite several married couples who have been living separately since February. “In some of these cases it has been it has been assessed that it would not be compatible with Denmark’s international obligations to maintain the separate living quarters, thus these couple have been offered to be housed together,” DIS wrote in an official response to a parliamentary enquiry.
Josephine Fock, an MP for The Alternative who raised the issue with DIS, cheered the reversal. “It is completely outrageous. Far-right party handed out ‘anti-migrant’ spray in Denmark, spurring backlash. A provocative stunt by a far-right Danish political party this week has stirred a growing international backlash. Apple investing billions in Denmark. Uk.businessinsider.