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New group will turn Denmark into the birthplace for 21st century citizenship

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 5 June 2010 – Constitution Day



Danish society should…

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Added by Michael de Laine on June 5, 2010 at 19:45 — No Comments

Economic wise men see need for tighter control of public spending

by Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 3 June 2010…

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Palestinian "terror glorification" undermines peace, Israeli NGO claims

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 27 May 2010

Some people call them terrorists,…

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Added by Michael de Laine on May 27, 2010 at 17:07 — No Comments

British election: Pre-result comments by Danish politicians

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Added by Michael de Laine on May 7, 2010 at 0:35 — No Comments

Copenhagen Start-up event 2010

Videos from this weekend's Copenhagen Start-up event, where developers, business managers, start-up enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and others had 54 hours in which to build communities, companies and projects before pitching them to a jury of entrepreneurs and venture…
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Added by Michael de Laine on April 12, 2010 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Empowering women in developing countries is “smart economics” but faces challenges

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 25 March 2010



Empowering women in developing countries is “smart economics” that gives them jobs, helps them contribute to economic growth, and promotes greater liberty and democracy. But there are challenges that…

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Added by Michael de Laine on March 31, 2010 at 13:06 — No Comments

Government ambushes Irak Center

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 18 March 2010

A political agreement between the government and the Danish People’s Party has ambushed the Irak Center set up by the daily newspaper Politiken. The agreement will prevent rejected Iraqi asylum-seekers applying for…

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Added by Michael de Laine on March 18, 2010 at 15:48 — No Comments

Integration organisations want Dutch voters to support “progress and unity” in coming general election

From COJEP International and EMISCO, 7 March 2010



Two pan-European organisations fighting for integration of ethnic and religious minorities deplore the major gains made by the PVV in local elections in the Netherlands. The organisations call on Dutch voters to support only support the forces of progress and unity in the forthcoming general election.



COJEP International and EMISCO – two pan-European organisations fighting for integration of…

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Added by Michael de Laine on March 7, 2010 at 11:56 — No Comments

Women's organisations to demonstrate against DF's plan for greater gender inequality

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 7 March 2010



At the approach of International Women's Day tomorrow, 8 March, Danish women's groups are planning a demonstration against proposals by the Danish People's Party to increase gender inequality and return women to the kitchens.



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Added by Michael de Laine on March 7, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

PM candidates' clash points to economy as main theme for next parliamentary election

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 3 March 2010



The first head-to-head debate between the top politicians vying for the post of Danish Prime Minister at the next parliamentary election indicates that the main theme of the campaign will be the economy, and which parties will be better at ensuring Denmark recovers from the present financial crisis. The main themes of the election…

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Added by Michael de Laine on March 3, 2010 at 18:57 — No Comments

Denmark sees rising fiscal pressure and debt in coming years in EU Convergence Programme report

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 24 February 2010



Long-term projections show that…

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Added by Michael de Laine on February 24, 2010 at 14:55 — No Comments

New government will turn Denmark into one of the world's wealthiest countries

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 24 February 2010



High prosperity and growth will enable Denmark to form a society with secure…

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Added by Michael de Laine on February 24, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

COP15 UNFCCC's de Boer steps down, joins KPMG consultancy

From the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, 18 February 2010


UNFCCC executive secretary Yvo de Boer has resigned his post effective 1 July, and will join the consultancy group KPMG…
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Added by Michael de Laine on February 23, 2010 at 15:12 — No Comments

PM Lars Løkke names new ministers as Defence Minister Gade steps down - update 3

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 23 February 2010


Adds photos by Pamela Juhl.



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Added by Michael de Laine on February 23, 2010 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Next round of formal UN climate change talks takes place in April in Bonn

From the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, 23 February 2010…



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Added by Michael de Laine on February 23, 2010 at 12:01 — No Comments

New organisation to be a platform for ethnic minority women

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 19 February 2010



A new organisation, EMKR, will work for direct influence for ethnic minority women in Denmark, and it aims at being a platform promoting the political agenda of these women in Danish society. As well as “creating a new and realistic picture of ethnic minority women”, EMKR will work with other organisations that focus on the status…

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Added by Michael de Laine on February 19, 2010 at 21:16 — No Comments

Jewish dwarfs survived Mengele and Holocaust through symbiotic relationship

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 27 January 2010



Symbiosis was the key to how a Jewish family with many dwarfs survived the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz and the notorious Dr Josef Mengele. Jews, dwarfs, gypsies and homosexuals were among those annihilated in the Holocaust, but the Ovitz family stuck together, humoured Mengele and were subjected to his experiments – the doctor dependent on the family as objects of scientific interest, the family dependent on his… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on January 29, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

#COP15 Global citizens' consultation wants COP15 deal to keep temperature rise below 2 degrees C

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 9 December 2009



Some 4,000 people in 38 countries in a global consultation carried out in September said they wanted the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen to reach a deal that would keep the temperature rise to below 2 degrees C compared with pre-industrial temperatures. Industrialised countries should cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 25% to 40% or more by 2020, fast-growing economies should also cut their emissions by 2020, and… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on December 21, 2009 at 22:56 — No Comments

#COP15 Schellnhuber, other scientists on mitigating climate change

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 8 December 2009



Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the chief climate adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel,and the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, was one of several speakers at a climate change seminar held yesterday by the University of Copenhagen.



See the Copenhagen Voice interviews with Schellnhuber, Adrian Macey, New Zealand's climate change ambassador, Ole John Nielsen of the Copenhagen Centre for… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on December 21, 2009 at 20:14 — No Comments

Green operations help reduce costs, say Copenhagen businesses

From the Copenhagen Business Center, 15 December 2009



Almost half of the businesses in Copenhagen are convinced that operating in a climate-friendly way will pay off in the long run, a survey shows.



According to a recent study from the Copenhagen Business Center, businesses in Copenhagen believe in being climate-frendly. Almost half of them are convinced that operating in a climate-friendly way will pay off in the long run.



“Copenhagen should be very… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on December 21, 2009 at 20:07 — No Comments

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