Cutting Antibiotics: Denmark Leads Way in Healthier Pig Farming

Cutting Antibiotics: Denmark Leads Way in Healthier Pig Farming

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2013

Many tons of antibiotics are administered every year to chickens and pigs in Europe, a trend that encourages the rise of drug-resistant microbes. But Denmark has shown how farmers can be made to abandon this policy of dangerous over-medication. By Julia Koch more... Comment ]

The Exception: How Denmark Saved Its Jews from the Nazis

The Exception: How Denmark Saved Its Jews from the Nazis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2013

Denmark was the only European country to save almost all of its Jewish residents from the Holocaust. After being tipped off about imminent roundups by prominent Nazis, resisters evacuated the country's 7,000 Jews to Sweden by boat. A new book examines this historical anomaly. By Gerhard Sp÷rl more... Comment ]

Too Many Bikes? Challenges in Europe's Cycling Boom

Too Many Bikes? Challenges in Europe's Cycling Boom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 08, 2013

More bicycles were supposed to make Europe's cities more livable. Instead, the popularity of two-wheeled travel is causing problems in some cities in Holland and Denmark, where traffic jams and parking shortages are common. Still, planners remain optimistic. By Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]

Health Be Damned: Denmark Hopes Cheaper Soda Will Boost Economy

Health Be Damned: Denmark Hopes Cheaper Soda Will Boost Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2013

High value-added taxes and easy border access have long drawn Danisháconsumers to German grocery stores. Now, the government in Copenhagen hopes thatárepealing a tax on soft drinks and beer will reduce cross-border shopping and boost the domestic economy. more...

Embracing the Wind: Denmark's Recipe for a Model Democracy

Embracing the Wind: Denmark's Recipe for a Model Democracy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 24, 2012

Hailed as a "miracle of modern politics," Denmark consistently earns top marks for its efficient governance, innovation and transparency. Nowhere is this more apparent than with its successful embrace of wind power, making it a role model for the world. By Manfred Ertel and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Right for the Job: Placement Service a Boon for People with Asperger's

Right for the Job: Placement Service a Boon for People with Asperger's

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 24, 2012

Many people with Asperger's syndrome have difficulties in the job market and workplace, but they also have special abilities that many employers crave. A Danish company has found a way to bring the two together and is exporting its successful job-placement concept to other countries. By Kerstin Kullmann more...

A Tunnel Divides Them: Germans and Danes Split over Undersea Link

A Tunnel Divides Them: Germans and Danes Split over Undersea Link

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 29, 2011

Denmark plans to build a 20-kilometer tunnel under the Baltic Sea to Germany in what would be the largest infrastructure project in Europe and one of the world's longest undersea tunnels. Most Danes support the project, but resistance is growing on the German side. By Hauke Goos more... Comment ]

The 'New Knut': Danish Polar BearáCubáSiku Conquers the Internet

The 'New Knut': Danish Polar BearáCubáSiku Conquers the Internet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 28, 2011

The debut of a tiny polar bear being hand-reared by zookeepers in Denmark has become a holiday Internet sensation this week. While the newborn cub's story is similar to that of Berlin's recently deceasedástar bear Knut, his handlers say Siku will be "completely different." more...

The Best Places to Ride: Amsterdam Is World's Top City for Cyclists

The Best Places to Ride: Amsterdam Is World's Top City for Cyclists

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 21, 2011

Which major global city is the most bike-friendly? A group from Copenhagen has created a list of the top 20 across the world. While there may be few shocks in the names at the top, there is one surprise -- Tokyo is above Berlin. By Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]

Danes Swing Left: Denmark To Get First Female Prime Minister

Danes Swing Left: Denmark To Get First Female Prime Minister

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2011

Danes awoke to a change of power on Friday after election results showed a narrowálossáfor the long-ruling center-right government. The country's new center-left leader will be the first woman prime minister ináDanisháhistory, but Helle Thorning-Schmidt faces difficult coalition talks ahead. more... Comment ]