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Last week in Denmark - week 8

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What happened in week 8 in Denmark?

While you already have a lot to handle with new studies, a new environment, and a new country, staying updated on events in Denmark might not be your priority. Don't worry; we've got you covered with this blog, summarising the significant events of the past week.

The thing consuming the news and taking up a lot of space in all media is the infamous new CO2 tax for the Danish farming industry. We've covered this a bit more further down.

Have a look

Cultural and Society

Copenhagen Light Festival - Finale Week

If you live in Copenhagen, you probably haven't been able to not notice this years Copenhagen Light Festival. Copenhagen entered the last week of their Light Festival, which lasted from 2nd - 25th of February.

The streets, buildings, and canals of Copenhagen have served as the canvas for more than 30 light art pieces. The common thread for all the light pieces are that they touch down on subjects like the climate, architectural history to light in science and spirituality.

Triangle light from Copenhagen Light festival

The Moose is making its return to Denmark

The moose is already to be found in a small area - Lille Vildmose, north of Mariager Fjord in Jylland, but there are plans in the making of 15 natur parks all over Denmark.

One of these will be housing the dear moose. It will be Gribskov. The area has the most natural surroundings fitted for moose.

However, not everyone is fully excited about the plans for all the nature parks. You can read a bit more here

24/2-24 - Second Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine

A sad anniversary, but important to remember. On 24th of February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine to many peoples disbelief.

In Denmark this day is being marked by the churches having services around the day, and the the newly appointed King Frederik X, were attending at Holmes Kirke in Copenhagen

You can read more about the services the churched provided in regards to the day in the source.

Protesting people with ukrainien flags

Watch Out for Your Side Mirrors if You Own a Car and Live in Aarhus

Last week the police in East Jylland got a lot of cases of stolen side mirrors from cars - mainly Teslas.

Wednesday and thursday the police got a big amount of calls regarding stolen side mirrors in and around Aarhus.

It's most likely due to the advanced technology in the mirrors that makes it attractive.

No one has yet been arretsted in the matter and the police are encouraging to contact them at 114 if you should have any relevant information about the case.


Potential Increase in Beef Prices Due to CO2 Tax

An expert group has been analyzing ways for the government to reduce the carbon footprint, by making new CO2 tax on the Danish farming industry. The expert group have giving three different models for how the taxing can be and how much it will influence different products.

This new tax for farmers will likely result in increased prices for carbon-heavy products like milk and meet. And that is were it might have an effect on the general consumer.

Graf of increase in price

Kilde: Ekspertgruppen for en grøn skattereform

Some think that this new increase probably wont have a huge influence on the average Danish consumer, but there is a big chance that people will buy less meet.

Would you consider alternatives?

Below you'll find some sources to articles about how this whole thing is put together.

Economics and Business

First human with brain chip - controlling computer mouse with thoughts.

Elon Musk and Neuralink wants to help people with neurological diseases. They were approved last year in May by the FDA in America to start testing their chip on humans.

Last month, their first human patient underwent surgery to implant the chip into the brain, which was successful. The patient can now control the computer mouse with only using thoughts.

At the moment, the ambition is to provide the chip to people who have lost the ability to use their limbs. In the long run, they also aim to help with conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, and depression.

You read the full article here

Elon Musk and his Neuralink

Picture: Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Other stories that might be interesting

Music, TV-shows and movies

I am a big movie and TV-show enthusiast, and therefor you will have this section each week, and I hope it can give you some inspiration for what to watch or/and listen to, when you want to relax.

Most of the things in this part of the blog, is fresh news from the previous week, but sometimes there will be overall recommendations - also for things that aired long ago.

Winner of the Danish Melodi Grand Prix will participate in Eurovision

The winner of the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, SABA has announced together with DR, that she will be participating in Eurovision this year.

There's been a lot of doubt about it, due to the conflict of Israel being in the competition.

You can read the full story here


Netflix - New launches

  • Avatar - The Last Airbender - 22/02

  • Drive to Survive - 23/02


  • True Detective - last episode dropped.

  • Tokyo Vice - new season

Apple TV+

  • The New Look - fourth episode dropped 21/2

  • Dune part 2

  • All of us Strangers

  • Oscar nominated - Poor Things

  • Oscar nominated - The Holdovers

  • The Boy and the Heron - last Miyazaki movie

This weeks - "Need to Watch"

Each week I'll give a recommendation of something to watch, and it's from a personal perspective and is definitely coloured by my own preference. But I watch all sorts of things and genres, so I believe there will be a bit for everyone.

But for this week it is..

After Life

This is one of my all time favourites! And I've actually watched it twice within a few months! I wont share too many details, because I think is really something that needs to be seen, rather than read about.

After Life is following the character of Tony, who lives in a small British town, works at the local newspaper writing features and who lost his wife to cancer. It shows how Tony is trying to find his way back to life after the loss of his wife.

What I love about this show is how genuine it is and it really just shows how life is, but without being polished. It's made by Ricky Gervais, so you do need to prepare yourself for his edgy humor - 'cause it's build on it - but it's fantastic! And it has everything - it's funny, heartwarming, sad and surprising.

You'll find the show on Netflix

Poster for After Life Netflix, Man and dog

I hope you've enjoyed this recap of Week 8 in Denmark. Stay tuned next week for our recap of week 9!

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