Tag Archives: Denmark

Tales of happiness, salty licorice and gender equality: Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People – The Truth About The Nordic Miracle

by Anna-Cara Keim When asking a person outside of Scandinavia what they know about the Nordic lands people’s associations seldom reach beyond Vikings, the welfare state, Danish television crime epics, Ikea and popular music. ‘But why is that?’ asks British journalist Michael Booth, himself a resident of Denmark, when he sets out on a trip […]

Eyewitness: Beautiful Copenhagen

Various Baltic cities, such as Riga, Tallinn or even Kiel and the Polish capital Warsaw have been featured in our eyewitness section – but so far we have overlooked Denmark’s impressive capital. Cycling city, home to the world’s best cinnamon buns and a lot more. A detailed report from this vibrant Nordic metropolis will follow […]

No More High Tea – The Fall of the Flag Carriers and the Rise of Budget Airlines

Anna-Cara Keim looks at the state of air travel in Northern Europe I begun to write this piece on the plane from London to Washington D.C., travelling for the first time in quite a while with what some people would call a ‘real’ airline. With friendly staff, a generous luggage allowance, and hot meals and […]

Meeting the Demographic Challenge in the Baltic Sea Region: The Best Agers Project

There are currently a  number of interesting projects happening in the Baltic Sea Region  that are financed by the European Union through its “Baltic Sea Region Programme”. However, it was pointed out to Crossing the Baltic that some of these projects sadly remain completely unnoticed by the public – even within the region. The Best […]

A Week in the Baltic (Sea Region)

Upon popular request we have introduced a weekly news update from the Baltic Sea Region. Every Sunday we will give an update of the news of the week on our specially created Baltic Bulletin. This week we are presenting you with a news roundup from Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and Russia. Please follow the link: […]

The fixed Fehmarn Belt Link – A Story of Tunnels and Bridges

by Anna-Cara Keim The idea of cross- national cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is a theme that Crossing the Baltic has been extremely interested in. We have previously introduced you to the Nordic concept of twin cities with the examples of Malmø and Copenhagen, connected through the Øresund Bridge and the towns of Tornio […]

Crossing The Bridge

by Anna-Cara Keim The Bridge, “Broen” in Danish and “Bron” in Swedish, is a ten part crime series about a Swedish-Danish police investigation of a murder that has just recently been broadcasted by the BBC. The Bridge follows in the footsteps of internationally successful Scandinavian television dramas such as the Danish crime series The Killing, […]

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