Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

Greenland's youth question colonial past in wake of Black Lives Matter

01 Jul 2020

COPENHAGEN In Greenland, 21-year-old hip-hop artist Josef Tarrak-Petrussen is the tattooed face of the local Black Lives Matter movement, and his music of anti-colonial protest is striking a deep chord with younger generations seeking to rewrite their history.

Sweden excluded as neighbours Denmark and Norway ease travel restrictions

29 May 2020

OSLO/COPENHAGEN Norway and Denmark will allow tourists to travel between the two countries from mid-June, their governments announced on Friday, although border crossings with Sweden, where the number of COVID-19 infections is higher, will remain restricted.

Fast in, first out: Denmark leads lockdown exit

18 May 2020

COPENHAGEN Four weeks after Denmark began easing its lockdown, Danes on Monday returned to cafes and restaurants, confident that the coronavirus outbreak is under control.

Maersk sees drop in global ship container demand this year

13 May 2020

COPENHAGEN Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk warned of a sharp drop in global container volumes due to the coronavirus pandemic, with weaker retail sales and depressed car production dampening demand.

UPDATE 1-Any back-to-work questions? Consult the 'hygiene steward'

06 May 2020

COPENHAGEN, May 6 Returning to work after the coronavirus lockdown, you could find 'hygiene stewards' on hand to ask after your health, tell you how to disinfect your mobile phone, or set up one-way traffic on the staircase.

Shares in jewellery maker Pandora rise after encouraging first quarter

05 May 2020

COPENHAGEN Shares in jewellery maker Pandora rose on Tuesday as higher online sales and a strong return of consumers to reopened stores in Germany encouraged investors, despite a steep decline in first-quarter operating profit.

U.S. extends economic aid to Greenland to counter China, Russia in Arctic

23 Apr 2020

COPENHAGEN/WASHINGTON The United States announced a $12.1 million economic aid package for Greenland on Thursday aimed at strengthening mutual ties and boosting a renewed U.S. push for a greater military presence in the Arctic.

Nordic nations face deep recessions in 2020, recovery eyed: Reuters poll

21 Apr 2020

OSLO/STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN Denmark, Norway and Sweden face some of their worst economic downturns on record this year as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down many businesses, according to a Reuters poll of economists released on Tuesday.

Danish economy faces 'darkest chapter' as pandemic hits growth, finance minister says

09 Apr 2020

COPENHAGEN Denmark's economy could shrink by up to 6% this year and the country faces the "darkest chapter in its economic history" due to damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen said on Thursday.

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