- April 23, 2013
High value-added taxes and easy border access have long drawn Danish consumers to German grocery stores. Now, the government in Copenhagen hopes that repealing a tax on soft drinks and beer will reduce cross-border shopping and boost the domestic economy. more...
- 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... [ Forum ]
- 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...
- 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... [ Forum ]
- 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 deceased star bear Knut, his handlers say Siku will be "completely different." more...
- 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... [ Forum ]
- September 16, 2011
Danes awoke to a change of power on Friday after election results showed a narrow loss for the long-ruling center-right government. The country's new center-left leader will be the first woman prime minister in Danish history, but Helle Thorning-Schmidt faces difficult coalition talks ahead. more... [ Forum ]
- September 13, 2011
Just two months after the politically inspired massacre in Norway, a right-wing populist party, one of Europe's most influential, will face a test of voter sentiment at the ballot box. The Danish People's Party has been instrumental in tightening at least 20 laws pertaining to immigration and migration. By Manfred Ertel more... [ Forum ]
- July 12, 2011
European Union members have heavily criticized Denmark's recent decision to reinstate border controls, with Germany leading the pack. One politician even suggested a boycott of the nation. But the right-wing populist party behind the controversial measures refuses to back down, and its anti-German rhetoric has grown increasingly acerbic. more...
- July 11, 2011
In a SPIEGEL interview, Werner Hoyer, a senior German Foreign Ministry official, discusses the European Union's current unpopularity, German stereotypes of "lazy" southern Europeans and his concerns about Denmark's reintroduction of border controls. more...