Sidsel Overgaard

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In Denmark, Fears Grow Among Syrian Asylum-Seekers As Residence Permits Are Revoked

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Denmark says security in Syria has improved enough for some refugees to go back. "The words 'to send us back to Syria' means to destroy our lives," says a Syrian whose residence permit was revoked.


Future Of Rare-Earth Mining Project In Question After Greenland's Election

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The victory of the opposition party in Greenland's parliamentary elections has raised doubts about the future of a controversial rare-earth mining project in the territory.


A Row Over Rare-Earth Deposits Could Bring Down Greenland's Government

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Greenlanders are going to the polls Tuesday in a crucial election that could determine if the island taps its vast deposits of rare-earth minerals to fuel eventual independence from Denmark.


Global Mining Industry Closely Monitors Greenland's Election

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Voters in Greenland go to the polls on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that is dominated with questions about the future of rare earth mining, and greater independence from Denmark.


Denmark Orders Mink Population Culled After Coronavirus Mutation

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Danish government had ordered all farmed mink in the country to be killed because the animals can carry a dangerous coronavirus variant. Critics say the government exceeded its legal authority.


Facing Eviction, Residents Of Denmark's 'Ghettos' Are Suing The Government

Saturday, August 15, 2020

A sweeping plan to rid the country of immigrant-heavy areas officially designated as "ghettos" is being challenged by residents, as Denmark also begins to grapple with broader questions about racism.


Denmark Reopens Some Schools But Not Everyone Is Pleased

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Danish government's decision to allow children up to 12 years old to go back to school on Wednesday has split public opinion in the country.


'The Danish Way' Is Working: Prime Minister Hints At A Gradual Reopening For April

Monday, March 30, 2020

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is expressing cautious optimism that her country will be able to begin a gradual reopening after Easter. "The Danish way of doing things is working," she said Monday.


Sweden Bans Groups Larger Than 50 In Its First Major Coronavirus Crackdown

Friday, March 27, 2020

The previous ban was for groups of 500. Unlike its neighbors, Sweden has kept schools, restaurants, bars and businesses open. Reports of massive after-ski parties have shocked other Scandinavians.


A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans

Monday, October 21, 2019

Past matches between archrivals Brondby and Copenhagen have resulted in mayhem and arrests. So the Brondby team has begun screening fans to make sure banned spectators aren't allowed in the stadium.


Greenland Looks To Seize A Spotlight Moment

Saturday, August 31, 2019

President Trump's failed bid to buy Greenland has drawn an unusual degree of attention to the island. Greenlanders now are wondering how best to use this moment.


In Denmark's Election, A Shift To The Left — Unlike In Much Of Europe

Friday, June 07, 2019

Denmark's Social Democrats made a strong showing in this week's elections — but voter support came in part because of the increasingly hard line the party has taken on immigration.


Danish Gamblers Bet On Politics

Friday, February 22, 2019

Denmark's very short national campaign season, with an election this spring without a date set, is causing a gambling bonanza for those willing to bet on who will win.


To Keep African Swine Fever Out, Denmark Is Planning A Southern Boar(der) Fence

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The 40-mile fence is being built to protect Denmark's $5 billion pig industry from possible infection by wild boars. But critics doubt the fence will work, and warn it may adversely affect wildlife.


Denmark Has An Issue With Its Southern Border — Wild Boars

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The U.S. isn't the only country worried about the security of its southern border. Denmark is building a barrier along its frontier with Germany to keep out wild boar.


Anti-Immigrant Party Disrupts Sweden's Usual Politics

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Sweden holds a general election on Sunday and the country's usually calm political landscape could be disrupted by strong support for a populist, anti-immigrant party.


Ahead Of Elections, A Swedish City Reflects The Country's Ambivalence On Immigration

Friday, September 07, 2018

In Malmö, where roughly a third of the city's residents were born outside Sweden, voters are gearing up for Sunday's national election — which will be dominated by immigration issues.


City's Immigrant Issues Change The Tone Of Sweden's Elections

Friday, September 07, 2018

Voters in Malmo, upset at the recent arrival of large numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers, are turning to a populist anti-immigrant party ahead of Sunday's general election.


Swedes Told How To Prepare For Security Issues Including War

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Swedish government is issuing a civil defense booklet to about 5 million households. The update of a Cold War-era pamphlet, advises Swedes how to prepare for various disasters and emergencies.


In Denmark's Plan To Rid Country Of 'Ghettos,' Some Immigrants Hear 'Go Home'

Friday, March 30, 2018

Officially designated as "ghettos," 25 areas with a high percentage of immigrant residents will be abolished. The government's goal is integration. "What they mean is 'go home,'" one immigrant says.