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Denmark: Happiest Place on Earth!

Date: September 18th, 2013 | No Comments

Travelers looking to put smiles on their faces should perhaps consider visiting Denmark, named for the second consecutive year as the world’s happiest nation. In fact, the Danes have long been considered among the world’s happiest people, in part because of their emphasis on ecologically-minded lifestyles. The World Happiness Report, published by Columbia University’s Earth [read more]

Denmark: Fatty Foods Face new Tax

Date: October 8th, 2011 | No Comments

Those who consider savory dishes a staple of any good trip might find their wallets a little slimmer upon returning from Denmark, where the Danish parliament recently imposed a “fat tax” to help citizens improve their health. The tax targets fatty foods, and will correspond with the percentage of fat in a product, raising the [read more]

Denmark: Copenhagen’s Nørrebo District to Get More Police

Date: July 30th, 2009 | No Comments

Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district will have its police force more than tripled to 20 officers Sept. 1. The neighborhood is home to many minority groups and has been plagued by violent crime the past year. In March, turf wars between immigrant gangs and Hells Angels prompted a volunteer public safety group to pull out of the [read more]

Denmark: Calm Returns to Copenhagen after Leftist Youth Riot

Date: March 7th, 2007 | 1 comment

Calm has come to Copenhagen following the city’s worst riots since 1993. Some 600 people were arrested over three days of violence when leftist youths and anarchists rioted after being evicted from a building that had been held by squatters since the 1980s. Denmark’s tolerance of rebellion had allowed youths to control the building all [read more]

Baltic States and Scandinavia

Date: November 2nd, 2004 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department warned that it had received reports of possible terrorist attacks in the Baltic States or Nordic countries, and advised travelers or resident Americans to remain vigilant, especially “in centers of ground-based mass transit” and to avoid “large shopping areas and transportation hubs.” Government officials in Finland and Denmark said they knew [read more]

Denmark: Beware Fraudulent ATMs in Copenhagen’s Østerbro

Date: August 15th, 2012 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy reports that a number of ATMs in its surrounding neighborhood, Copenhagen’s Østerbro district, have been fitted with devices to read ATM card data and collect PIN codes. To avoid becoming a victim of bank fraud, travelers in the area should patronize ATMs located inside banks or businesses when possible, rather than those [read more]

Denmark: Crime Could Increase During Christmas Holidays

Date: December 8th, 2010 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen reminded U.S. citizens that street crime tends to spike during the holiday season and alerted visitors and expatriates to guard against pickpockets in larger cities and towns. Thieves become more active at this time of year because people tend to carry more cash and valuables than usual and are perhaps [read more]

Denmark: Copenhagen’s Norrebo District Too Dangerous for Safety Group

Date: March 4th, 2009 | No Comments

Turf wars between immigrant gangs and Hells Angels have made the Norrebro district of Copenhagen too dangerous for a volunteer public safety group and prompted the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to warn visitors to be extra cautious in the neighborhood. The Night Owls, a 7,000-strong force of volunteers in yellow jackets who offer help [read more]

Sweden and Denmark

Date: June 21st, 2005 | No Comments

Gangs of highway robbers have been preying on tourists sleeping in campers and RVs. They strike at night and in many cases have sprayed an anesthetic gas into the vehicles to ensure the inhabitants remain asleep while they steal the valuables. Some thirty such robberies have been reported this summer in Sweden, mostly in the [read more]


Date: October 12th, 2004 | No Comments

A recent increase in sexual assaults by taxi drivers on female passengers in Copenhagen has officials recommending adding closed-circuit cameras to all city taxis. Two such assaults have occurred in the past month, prompting another ten women to come forward with reports of similar incidents in the past few months. These reports do not describe [read more]

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