• Oslo's Peace Ring: Humanity as one

    By on Feb. 27, 2015

    On Saturday 21st February, more than 1,000 Muslims gathered in Oslo and formed a symbolic protective ring around the Norwegian capital’s single functioning synagogue to show their support to the Jewish community.

    The event, held after the terror attack in Copenhagen, emphasised the solidarity of Europeans in the face of violent actions by a few extremists.

  • More democracy, better integration: the Danish reaction to the Copenhagen shootings

    By on Feb. 23, 2015

    Last Saturday was the day that seriously distorted the world’s perception about the nation considered the happiest in the world. 

    A shooting took place during a debate on free speech in east Copenhagen involving Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, known for his cartoons involving the prophet Muhammad, leaving two civilians dead and lots of food for thought.

  • Scandinavia's Magic Recipe for Gender Equality

    By on Nov. 14, 2014

    [Opinion] Last week, the World Economic Forum released the Global Gender Gap Report. Surprise, surprise: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark took home top honours for providing the highest degree of gender equality. What is the secret behind their magic recipe for gender equality?

  • Danish Election 2011

    By on Oct. 10, 2011

    The recent political elections in Denmark gained a lot of attention in the media, and, as a newbie Copenhagener, I couldn’t evade getting involved in the current political debate.

  • The Culture Crash

    By on Oct. 8, 2011
    By Nereya Otieno Fotos: Line Gøttsche Dyrholm Reader warning: I am about to make an alarming statement that will reflect very poorly on my character. However I request that you not let it dismay you from reading the rest of this article – because I feel we can all learn from my tragedy. Now that that is out of the way, here we go.
  • Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer awarded Nobel Prize in literature

    By on Oct. 8, 2011
    By Lotten Sandstedt It was announced yesterday that the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer will receive the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature. Tomas Tranströmer’s poems have been translated to over 60 languages and he is a celebrated poet throughout the world. The news came as a nice surprise to the Swedes.