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WHY is Scandinavia so rich? Why are Scandinavian/Nordic countries so wealthy?

NordenBladet – Probably many people have ever wondered why the Nordic countries are so rich and enjoy a very high standard of living. Nordic countries become richer and year after year increase their international influence, turning Scandinavia into one of the

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WHO ARE rich in Scandinavia? List of Nordic dollar billionaires (Forbes’ 2017-edition of the world’s billionaires)

NordenBladet – According to Forbes’ 2017-edition of the world’s billionaires the world’s richest person is still Bill Gates, with a combined wealth of almost $87 billion dollars. Biggest gainer was Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who grew his wealth by almost

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Danish politicians react to government’s ‘ghetto plan’

NordenBladet – Lawmakers from parties across Denmark’s political spectrum have reacted to the government’s announcement on Thursday of a wide-ranging plan to tackle what it calls ‘parallel societies’ in the country’s underprivileged areas. MPs from non-government parties from both sides

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New strategy aims to lift Denmark to the top of European life science

NordenBladet – The government has unveiled a new plan that promises to propel Denmark to the very top of the European life science sector. The strategy includes 36 initiatives that aim to provide more opportunity for Danish life science across

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The Danish toy giant Lego has revealed that it has started production on a new line of sustainable bricks made from plant-based plastic – more specifically from sugar cane

NordenBladet – Initially, they will be incorporated into Lego’s softest brick pieces, such as small trees, bushes and leaves – which will no longer be produced from the oils usually used in Lego brick production. “At the LEGO Group we

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Property prices in Copenhagen and Aarhus will fall, bank predicts

NordenBladet – Rising interest rates, a tightening up of the laws regarding credit, and falling prices in Oslo and Stockhom are among the factors contributing to falling apartment prices in Denmark’s two largest cities in the first quarter of 2018.

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Ghettos must go: Government presents plan “‘One Denmark without Parallel Societies: No Ghettos in 2030” in Copenhagen underprivileged area

NordenBladet – Denmark’s government presented its plan to tackle social problems in what it defines as ‘ghettos’ on Thursday as eight ministers visited the Mjølnerparken area of Copenhagen. Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said the plan – which contains a

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The Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden closed temporarily following an accident on Wednesday

NordenBladet – Øresund Bridge closes in both directions after accident. The accident involved a single lorry that lost control and collided with the central reservation, Copenhagen Police confirmed. No injuries occurred. The Danish Road Directorate wrote earlier on Wednesday that

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N.E.R.D and Pharrell Williams coming to Denmark

NordenBladet – Earlier this week it emerged that those volunteering at NorthSide festival would have to pay a deposit this year as the festival wants to curb the number of workers skipping their shifts. Now NorthSide has produced yet another

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High earners benefit most from Danish tax plan: thinktank Cepos

NordenBladet – Taxpayers in Denmark who earn over 600,000 kroner (81,000 euros) annually will benefit most from three major agreements made between the government and conservative allies in recent months, according to an analysis. The conclusion is based on calculations

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World Economic Forum: 81 percent of Danes feel the EU pays off for Denmark

NordenBladet – 81 percent of Danes feel the EU pays off for Denmark – the sixth highest approval rate among the 28 member nations. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, the vast majority of Danes believe

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals can create economic development in the Arctic

NordenBladet – Today the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs and his Greenlandic colleague Suka K. Frederiksen is hosting an international high-level conference at Eigtveds Pakhus.With the SDGs as the starting point the conference will focus on economic development in the

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Crown Princess Mary’s royal future was predicted by a fortune teller

OHMYGOSSIP — Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, was told she’d become a royal by a tarot card reader. The 45-year-old royal – who is married to Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark – has told the story of how a walk

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Denmark number one in development cooperation

NordenBladet – The index ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries in terms of efforts to generate development in poor countries. The ranking is based on the assessment of seven policy areas: development assistance, trade, finance, migration, technology, security and

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Denmark’s Prince Henrik has dementia

OHMYGOSSIP — Denmark’s Prince Henrik has been diagnosed with dementia. The 83-year-old royal has been examined all summer and specialists at the Rigshospitalet hospital in Copenhagen have now officially confirmed that Queen Margrethe II’s husband is suffering from the brain

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Princess Marie of Denmark was initially reluctant to marry Prince Joachim

OHMYGOSSIP — Princess Marie of Denmark has admitted she was initially reluctant to marry Prince Joachim because she wasn’t sure if she wanted to give up her independence.

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