Denmark 2007

Yearbook 2007

Denmark. Copenhagen was hit by worse street ravages during the year than usual. The conflict between young activists and police involved the disputed Youth House on Nørrebro, which was sold to a church and was to be demolished. Several violent riots preceded the big battle in early March, when the police took action to evacuate the house. Officers were landed by helicopter on the roof of Ungdomshuset or celebrated with cranes. The evacuation went quickly but was followed by violent protests when a couple of thousand young people participated. Paving stones were used as weapons against the police and barricades and cars were set on fire. Police from all over Denmark were deployed to restore calm. The riots went on and on for three days, when over 640 people were arrested and many were injured. At the same time, peaceful demonstrations were held for the Youth House. The activists threatened with “war” if the house was to be demolished, but the demolition was carried out without much trouble. During the fall, new rattles broke out. Demonstrations with thousands of participants in early October required a new youth home. The Danish police then made their greatest detention so far at one and the same time; 436 people were arrested.

According to CountryAAH, Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. Denmark’s military involvement in Iraq and last year’s conflict over the Mohammed drawings in the Jutland Post continued to cast its shadow over the country. In September, the largest terror trial in the country to date began, when four young men were charged with planning bombing. One of the men was born in Denmark and had converted to Islam, the others had Palestinian and Kurdish backgrounds.

The trial began on the anniversary of the arrest of the defendants in the Odense area. The day before the trial started, an assault was again made when eight people were arrested and two were arrested on suspicion of preparing explosives. The police described the arrested as militant Islamists with direct ties to high-ranking al-Qa’ida leaders. Most were Danish citizens, but all were born in Muslim countries.

In May, Syrian-Palestinian immigrant politician Naser Khader left his party Radical Venstre and formed the New Alliance. He turned to block politics and, above all, to the influence of the Danish People’s Party on immigration over the politics of the Venstre – Conservative government. The New Alliance received high figures in a number of polls, and when Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen in October announced his election to November 13, the new party was expected to become a wave champion in the Folketing.

The Social Democrats’ Helle Thorning-Schmidt made her first electoral movement as party leader and succeeded in presenting a united party after severe fragmentation. As candidate for prime minister, she was also supported by Radical Venstre. While the bourgeois government made the choice for a seemingly successful economic policy, the Social Democrats promised better welfare at the price of withheld tax cuts.

But immigrant politics became a key issue in the electoral movement. The Danish People’s Party announced with a drawing of Prophet Muhammad and the slogan “Freedom of speech is Danish – Censorship is not”. The Left Party Enhedslisten responded with a drawing by the Danish People’s Party leader Pia Kjærsgaard and the text “Freedom of speech is Danish – Idioti it is not”.

Naser Khader and the New Alliance did not achieve any great success in the electoral movement and the party entered the Folketing neatly and evenly with 5 seats and did not receive the role of daredevil. Instead, the government’s old support party, the Danish People’s Party, went ahead with a mandate of 25. The Prime Minister’s party Venstre lost 6 seats and stayed on 46, while the Conservative got unchanged 18. With the support of 1 mandate from the Faroe Islands, Fogh Rasmussen got the smallest possible majority with 90 of the Folketing’s 179 mandate to form a new government. (2 mandates are folded for the Faroe Islands and 2 for Greenland.)

The Social Democrats went back by 2 terms to 45, which meant one of the party’s worst results in history. Instead, the election’s major victors became the left-wing Socialist People’s Party, which almost doubled from 12 to 23 seats. At the same time, Radical Venstre lost close to half of its mandates and stayed at 9. The Enhed list dropped 2 and had to settle for 4 mandates.

Already in December, the government lost its majority in the parliament when a member left the Conservative to become politically savage. The coalition, however, claimed that the parliamentary situation was unchanged, as the defender did not express support for the opposition.

Denmark weather in March, April and May

According to Bridgat.com, average daily temperatures between 5 ° C and 16 ° C can be expected over the next three months. May is still the mildest in Copenhagen, but March is noticeably colder. Temperatures in Copenhagen are between 5 and 16 ° C and in Aalborg between 5 and 15 ° C.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 3-9 ° C. So the weather is not suitable for swimming.

In March it rains for 9 (Aalborg) to 10 days (Copenhagen), in April for around 8 days and in May for around 8 days, depending on the region.

In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 4 and 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Copenhagen is in May, but with less sun you will have to get by in March.

Exit Fogh

In April 2009, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was appointed Secretary General of NATO. A post he had been targeted for through years of effort. The prize was the top item was: 15 killed Danish soldiers in Afghanistan, and some thousands killed Afghans in southern Afghanistan. Until the appointment of Rasmussen, the strongly disproportionate Danish commitment had not been explained, but it was the admission ticket to the NATO post. The Danish government allowed the Danish soldiers to deploy where no other NATO country (and especially the United States) would join. In addition to the price in blood, Denmark pledged in a secret agreement with Turkey to close the Kurdish satellite TV channel Roj. Turkey had particularly opposed the appointment of Rasmussen due to his strongly anti-Muslim positions, which were partly practiced in Danish domestic policy and partly practiced internationally during the so-called Muhammad crisis. Turkey was allowed to buy with the closure of Roj. As far as freedom of speech. In August 2010, the Danish police seized Roj’s financial resources and initiated the political trial against the TV station. The district court initially approved the political seizure, but it was later rejected by the High Court. In December 2010, documents published on WikiLeaks confirmed that Denmark ifbm. Rasmussen’s appointment as NATO Secretary General promised Turkey to close Roj.

In January 2011, 150 prominent people set Roj TV to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. These include former South African Peace Prize recipient, Desmond Tutu, and the Danish head of the Torture Victims Rehabilitation Center, Inge Genefke. Danish Minister of Justice Lars Barfod had no comments that prominent international figures set Roj at the Peace Prize, while he himself wanted Roj convicted of terror – at Turkey’s request.

On January 10, 2012, the Municipal Court convicted Roj of terror, thus killing off the last illusion of freedom of expression in Denmark. The order ruling from the Turkish state killed the last illusion of Denmark as a rule of law.

August 2009. Police attack church

In May 2009, the Danish police decided to expel 282 Iraqi refugees. This was done with reference to an alleged agreement with the Iraqi authorities, which however denied the existence of such an agreement. Instead, the refugees sought refuge in Brorsons Church in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, where they stayed for the following months. Human rights organizations, humanitarian organizations and ecclesiastical groups urged the Danish state to grant Iraqi humanitarian residence permits, while the government and its supporters on the radical right wing felt that the police should storm the church. It happened on August 13 at night when hundreds of battle-clad storm troops from the Copenhagen Police stormed the church and drove the Iraqi men away. Storm Troopers spokesman Per Larsen said they showed their humanitarian spirit by letting women and children back.

Copenhagen’s history since 1914

Copenhagen was marked during and after World War I by a shortage of goods and housing. Business got back on track, albeit subdued in the crisis years of the 1930’s. Housing construction was dominated by social multi-storey buildings in blocks or open squares, as well as by terraced houses and villas. The commute between work and housing was facilitated by the development of public transport, from 1934 also by S-trains.

The German occupation in 1940-45 proceeded calmly in the first years, while the tension increased from 1943 with increased sabotage, schalburgtage and terror. Dramatic events were the People’s Strike in 1944 and the bombing of the Shell House in 1945. However, Copenhagen avoided major destruction.

After 1945, business and population growth picked up speed in the surrounding municipalities. The population of the City of Copenhagen decreased from 768,000 in 1950 to 476,000 in 1996, to which the redevelopment of the bridge districts contributed; in turn, foreign immigration increased. The population has since risen to 501,000 in 2006.

In the post-war years, motoring grew sharply, while trams were replaced by buses in 1972. Traffic was reduced in inner Copenhagen in favor of pedestrian streets. The importance of the harbor diminished, and Holmen ceased to be a naval base; on the other hand, Copenhagen Airport developed into a northern European hub. After some years of stagnation, an extensive new construction of housing and service industries began in the 1990’s on port areas and disused industrial areas, as well as on Vestamager. The opening of the Øresund Bridge also contributed to growth in Copenhagen’s traffic and business connection with southern Sweden.

Despite increased growth in Western Denmark, Copenhagen remains Denmark’s administrative, economic and cultural center at the beginning of the 2000’s.