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Denmark Is Ramping Up Anti-Immigrant Measures and Rhetoric  TIME

Sending "unwanted" migrants to an island is just the latest in a series of aggressive policies enacted by the prosperous Nordic country.

Denmark Citizens for Safe Water to hold rally, march in city on Jan. 26  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK – A rally and protest march to bring awareness to water quality issues in the city of Denmark will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, according to Denmark ...

The Times and Democrat
In 2018 Denmark Returned To Strong Growth Of Plug-In Car Sales  InsideEVs

Denmark finally shows signs of increased demand for plug-in cars. In 2018 some 4,583 were sold, which is 261% more than year ago, and the best results since ...

Keeping Kim Davy case aside, India and Denmark step up ties  gulfnews.com

New Delhi: Keeping aside the 1995 Purulia arms drop case in which Danish national Kim Davy played a key role, India and Denmark have boosted their ...

Handshakes all round at citizenship ceremony in Denmark as new law takes effect  SBS News

Denmark has held its first 'handshake' citizenship ceremony after a new law requires a mandatory handshake to take place prior to applicants receiving ...

SBS News
Want to be Danish? You'd better shake hands  Reuters

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Afghan-born Sakandar Khan, 30, was among the first nine new Danish citizens who shook hands with Denmark's immigration ...

Free bottled water distribution continues in Denmark  The Times and Democrat

DENMARK – More than 100 Denmark residents lined up to receive free bottled water donated by Walmart during a distribution spearheaded by Denmark ...

The Times and Democrat
Denmark throws away too much plastic, recycling could save millions: report  The Local Denmark

A new report has found that Denmark is not recycling as much plastic as it could, resulting in wasted potential.

The Local Denmark
Clean water drive draws hundreds of Denmark residents  WACH.com

DENMARK, SC (WACH) -- Mary Ann Major isn't the only one who doesn't trust the drinking water in Denmark. Neighbors said the city's water is contaminated ...

Denmark Picks Minnesota as its Bridge to the US Med-Tech Market  American Inno

Denmark and Minnesota, two markets with reputations for building strong healthcare and medical-technology companies, will work together through an initiative ...

American Inno
Train Accident Kills At Least 6 People In Denmark  NPR

"Ordinary Danes on their way to work or heading home from the Christmas holidays have had their lives smashed," Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said.

Denmark picks Minnesota as its 'bridge' to U.S. med-tech  Star Tribune

Denmark is widely known for its large health care companies, such as Coloplast and GN ReSound, and impressive bridges like the 5-mile-long Öresund Bridge ...

Star Tribune
Urban Power to extend Denmark's coast for Holmene tech hub  Dezeen

Urban Power has unveiled its design of nine artificial islands, named Holmene, which will create a sustainable tech hub off the coast of Copenhagen.

Denmark hires 50 new customs officers ahead of Brexit  ITV News

Read Denmark hires 50 new customs officers ahead of Brexit latest on ITV News. All the Brexit, World, Politics news.

ITV News
FaceOf: Fahad bin Maayouf Al-Ruwaily, Saudi ambassador to Denmark and Lithuania  Arabnews

Fahad bin Maayouf Al-Ruwaily has been Saudi ambassador to Denmark and Lithuania since March 2017. Al-Ruwaily joined the Foreign Ministry in 1990 as an ...

Denmark allows use of scooters and hoverboards in bicycle lanes  The Local Denmark

Electric-powered scooters and hoverboards can now be driven in Denmark's cycle lanes, joining mopeds and bicycles as two-wheeled traffic.

The Local Denmark
Apple Patent from Denmark Reveals Future Quad HomePod Setup for Home Theater, Presence Detection and more  Patently Apple

A new Apple patent application that was filed in the Kingdom of Denmark was discovered by Patently Apple earlier today that covers possible future functions ...

Patently Apple
Denmark Tax Agency Investigating Country’s Crypto Trading Volume  Coingape

Denmark's Task Agency will soon have wider coverage of country's cryptocurrency trading data. An official release disclosed that the Tax Council have permitted ...

Five ways Denmark caught the world's attention in 2018  The Local Denmark

Immigration, tourism, the environment and a disappearing bottle of vodka were all topics on which Denmark caught the attention of the outside world this year.

The Local Denmark
Denmark Is Building Nine Gigantic Artificial Islands  Futurism

Authorities in Denmark plan to build nine artificial islands off the coast of Copenhagen with a total area of more than 32 million square feet (3 million square ...

Bitcoin Traders in Denmark Are Targeted in Tax-Data Campaign  Bloomberg

Trading in Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies will soon be exposed to a good deal more scrutiny in Denmark.

New university drama in Denmark: Professor baffled over student gender demands  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

A win for human rights or walking on eggshells?. New university drama in Denmark: Professor baffled over student gender demands.

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
Denmark train crash death toll rises to eight  BBC News

Eight people are now confirmed dead after Wednesday's train crash in Denmark, making it the country's worst rail accident in decades. Police added two to the ...

BBC News
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik to repeat road running events  The Local Denmark

After 70000 people took part in last year's Royal Run events, held to mark HRH Crown Prince Frederik's 50th birthday, the heir to the Danish throne has decided ...

The Local Denmark
Denmark to suspend arms exports to United Arab Emirates  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

UAE blacklisted along with Saudi Arabia over Yemen conflict. Denmark to suspend arms exports to United Arab Emirates.

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
Data Economy Frontline. Denmark: Europe's hottest data centre destination  Data Economy

Denmark has in the past 24 months become one of Europe's hottest data centre destinations, with tech giants investing billions into the country.

Data Economy
Excess Christmas food shared between 30000 people in Denmark  The Local Denmark

Charity Stop Spild Lokalt (Stop Waste Locally) has set a record by sharing 260 tonnes of excess Christmas food between 30000 people in Denmark.

The Local Denmark
Denmark’s regions set to be disbanded after 12 years  The Local Denmark

The five elected regional councils responsible for administration of the Danish healthcare *service* face closure in a new reform.

The Local Denmark
VERIFY: Did Denmark ban the popular squishies toys over concern of dangerous chemicals?  11Alive.com WXIA

A mom's warning on Facebook urging parents to stop buying the popular soft foam toys or “squishies” has gone viral, prompting questions over safety. In a post ...

11Alive.com WXIA
'Europe's Silicon Valley': Denmark plans nine new islands  The Guardian

Denmark plans to build nine artificial islands south of Copenhagen in a bid to attract business amid a housing and office space shortage, the government has ...

The Guardian
Copenhagen residents are torn over Denmark's proposed 'Silicon Valley'  Big Think

The Danish government is building nine artificial islands known as Holmene off the coast of Hvidovre. The 33 millions square feet of new land will house 380 ...

Big Think
Denmark: "In One Generation, Our Country Has Changed"  Gatestone Institute

The decision to send the criminal inhabitants of the asylum center to the uninhabited island of Lindholm caused great relief in Bording -- an element the ...

Gatestone Institute
Strong winds and frosty mornings this weekend in Denmark  The Local Denmark

Wearing an extra layer of clothes will probably be a wise precaution this weekend.

The Local Denmark
QUIZ: What happened in Denmark in 2018?  The Local Denmark

How well have you followed the news in Denmark in 2018? Test your knowledge of some of the events that took place over the year in our quiz. There's a ...

The Local Denmark
A Decade of Negative Rates? Denmark May Be the First to Try It  Bloomberg

The world's longest experiment with negative interest rates may end up lasting an entire decade. Not until 2021 at the earliest will Danes have a chance to see ...

Denmark expects disruption with wild winds today and heavy snow next week  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Once Denmark is out of the eye of the storm, a Beast from the East could be in store next. Denmark expects disruption with wild winds today and heavy snow ...

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
Kolkata rally: Hamlet sans the Prince of Denmark  The Hans India

Mamata Banerjees mega rally in Kolkata had one notable absentee Although many in the Whos Who of Opposition stalwarts graced the occasion, Rahul Gandhi ...

The Hans India
No-deal Brexit could cost Denmark billions, companies looking at alternative markets: ministry  The Local Denmark

The cost to Denmark's food industry could stretch into billions of kroner if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on March 29th without a withdrawal ...

The Local Denmark
All 8 Victims of a Train Crash in Denmark Identified  TIME

Police in Denmark say all eight victims of a train crash in the central part of the Scandinavian country have now been identified.

JK imports Rainbow Trout seed from Denmark  Kashmir Reader

Will boost production from 500 to 5000 tonnes in next five years: Samoon. Budgam: In a first in India, J&K state imported Rainbow Trout seed from Denmark to ...

Kashmir Reader
Six killed in train crash on bridge linking Denmark’s two main islands  The Irish Times

Train en route to Copenhagen crashed after freight trailer blown into its path.

The Irish Times
Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments  TIME

The Nordic nation is a top destination for fertility tourism. And at StorkKlinik in Copenhagen, half the patients are single and gay women.

‘We’re not going to take this’: Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head join fight for clean water  The Island Packet

Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort citizens mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by giving bottled water and prayer at AME church to Lowcountry SC town of ...

The Island Packet
Denmark suspends arms exports to UAE over Yemen war: Report  Middle East Eye

Denmark announced the suspension of arms exports to the United Arab Emirates and the withdrawal of export permits approved by the Danish government, the ...

Middle East Eye
Football: Highly-rated quarterback Aaron McLaughlin transfers to Denmark  Forsyth County News Online

The Denmark football program, already anticipating the return of practically every player from its promising debut season, just picked up another potential impact ...

Forsyth County News Online
US and Denmark take command of two NATO naval groups  NATO HQ

A US Navy Admiral has assumed command of NATO's Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, taking over from a Royal Danish Navy Commodore.

Denmark’s 'regions' could be disbanded in major public health reform  The Local Denmark

Denmark's current regional organisation of public health administration could be scrapped in an upcoming reform to the country's national healthcare system.

The Local Denmark
Denmark residents send letter to Gov. McMaster about use of chemical in drinking water  WIS10

Neighbors in Denmark have sent a certified letter to Governor Henry McMaster calling for more investigation into the use of a chemical in the drinking water.

Basketball update: Varsity teams victorious over Denmark Danes  Dawson Community News

Girls: The Lady Tigers varsity team took the short trip to Alpharetta on Jan. 18 to take on Denmark High School in the final non-regional game of the season.

Dawson Community News
Germany gives nod to US$8 billion tunnel link to Denmark  Channel NewsAsia

COPENHAGEN: German authorities on Friday gave their approval to an US$8 billion (6.30 billion pounds) rail and road tunnel linking Denmark and Germany, ...

Channel NewsAsia
A Truckload of Money for a Freight Company  Bloomberg

Denmark's DSV can afford to pay up for Swiss counterpart Panalpina. Just as well, because it may have to.

WORLD JRS: Yes, Denmark belongs in the top group  Toronto Star

It was a lopsided 14-0 win by Canada, but Denmark earned the right to be there. The real fun of the round robin are teams trying to avoid relegation.

Toronto Star
Denmark, with an eye on Muslims, requires new citizens to shake hands  SBS News

A law passed on December 20 is aimed at Muslims who refuse on religious grounds to touch members of the opposite sex.

SBS News
North Denmark signs contract for three hydrogen buses  gasworld

The North Denmark Region and the Municipality of Aalborg have signed two contracts for the delivery of three hydrogen buses and a hydrogen production and ...

Denmark’s Restrictive Immigration Policy  National Review

A Danish brewer attacking Trump's immigration policy fails to consider that Denmark's is restrictive.

National Review
FACT CHECK: Have 'Squishies' Toys Been Recalled in Denmark for Being Toxic?  Snopes.com

Social media users became alarmed in early January 2019 after a Facebook post linked a child's illness to foam “Squishies” toys that had already been recalled ...

German Regulators Approve Tunnel Linking Germany and Denmark  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

Regulators in Germany have approved a plan for an $8 billion underwater tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany. Officials in Germany's northernmost state ...

ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)
Denmark plans to build nine new islands to house “European Silicon Valley”  The Architect's Newspaper

The Danish government and Hvidovre, a city outside Copenhagen, are planning a series of nine artificial islands to house a new tech hub. The new archipelago ...

The Architect's Newspaper
WATCHING NOW Train accident in Denmark kills 6, injures 16  CityNews

What caused a train crash in Denmark that killed 6 people? Melissa Duggan on the latest from officials investigating Denmark's worst train mishap in decades.

Østerlars Church – Gudhjem, Denmark  Atlas Obscura

Discover Østerlars Church in Gudhjem, Denmark: The largest of Denmark's seven mysterious round churches stands on an island in the Baltic Sea.

Atlas Obscura
Millie Bobby Brown visits UNICEF global supply hub in Denmark  UNICEF

COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 11 January 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown helped pack supplies for ...

Denmark backs EU over Iran sanctions after murder plots  The Local Denmark

The EU hit Iran's intelligence services with sanctions Tuesday after accusing Tehran of being behind plots to assassinate regime opponents on Dutch, Danish ...

The Local Denmark
Denmark Handshake Enforces European Values on Muslims  theTrumpet.com

Starting January 1, Denmark will require anyone applying for citizenship to shake hands with the officiating dignitary at the naturalization ceremony. Those who ...

Henning Larsen's undulating residential complex reaches completion in Denmark  The Architect's Newspaper

Copenhagen-based firm Henning Larsen Architects recently finalized The Wave apartment complex in Vejle, Denmark, that features five interconnected, ...

The Architect's Newspaper
Henning Larsen wave building completed in Denmark  Curbed

After a decade of construction, Denmark's The Wave residential building is complete.

Tunnel Linking Denmark and Germany Wins Approval | 2018-12-31  Engineering News-Record

Construction of the nearly 18-km sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link between north Germany and Denmark is now set to start following project approval late ...

Engineering News-Record
Basketball: Denmark boys take Marist down to final seconds, but fall just short  Forsyth County News Online

Denmark's boys basketball team showed it could compete Region 7-4A leader Marist on Tuesday night, but the Danes fell short in the final seconds.

Forsyth County News Online
Henning Larsen completes The Wave housing with rollercoaster-like roofs in Denmark  Dezeen

Henning Larsen has completed The Wave, a residential project on the Vejle Fjord in Denmark, according to the original vision of the practice's late founder.

Floating Paradise: Denmark to Build Nine Artificial Islands Off Copenhagen Coast  Sputnik International

The Danish government has teamed up with Greater Copenhagen mayors to build nine artificial islands near the coast of Copenhagen to rejuvenate land space ...

Sputnik International
Denmark shakes up watchdog after Danske Bank scandal  Financial Times

Denmark's government is to propose measures to avoid its financial regulator being too close to the banks it supervises after concerns of regulatory capture in its ...

Financial Times
World juniors roundup: Denmark falls again despite improved effort  CBC.ca

Alexander Romanov had a goal and two assists as Russia beat Denmark 4-0 Thursday at the world junior hockey championship.

Apple moves Denmark from cows to clouds  EUobserver

US tech giant Apple will open its first data centre outside the US in 2019 in a tiny Danish village. Cheap electricity, plus stable societies, are the two main ...

Betting on politics: Denmark's general election  MoneyWeek

One of the major forthcoming European elections next year is the general election in Denmark, which will have to be held by 17 June. At the moment most ...

Why 90 Percent of Danish Jews Survived the Holocaust  History

A Danish ambulance driver huddled over a Copenhagen phone book, circling Jewish names. As soon as he'd heard the news—that all of Denmark's Jews ...

Kazakhstan holds off Denmark in relegation round  TSN

VANCOUVER — Artur Gatiyatov scored the winning goal and added an assist and goaltender Demid Yeremeyev made 40 saves as Kazakhstan held off ...

Newcastle forward Elias Sorensen caps Denmark under-21 debut with a goal  Chronicle Live

Sorensen scored against Mexico under-21s as he continued his prolific season in front of goal.

Chronicle Live
55-year-old Denmark man charged with murder after body discovered  WIS10

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested 55-year-old Stanley Lee Dixon on Wednesday. Dixon was charged with murder ...

Romanov stars as Russia beats Denmark  TSN

VICTORIA — Emil Bemstrom scored twice, including the eventual winner, as Sweden topped Slovakia 5-2 at the world junior hockey championship on Thursday.

Kazakhstan stays, Denmark relegated at world junior hockey championship  Times Colonist

VANCOUVER — Demid Yeremeyev made 25 as Kazakstan avoided relegation at the world junior championship with a 4-0 win over Denmark on Friday.

Times Colonist
Iranian physicist erroneously detained in Denmark  Physics Today

On 30 October, Javad Rahighi headed from Tehran to Rome for a four-day work trip. The nuclear physicist met with colleagues from Italy's Elettra synchrotron ...

Physics Today
World Juniors: Denmark Wind up Scoreless at World Juniors  FanSided

While 8 teams head off to the knock-out stages of the World Junior Championships in Vancouver, Denmark will be facing relegation.

Green light for Viking Link between UK and Denmark  BBC News

The Viking Link is a proposed 473-mile (761km) electricity cable across the North Sea.

BBC News
Owners reject rumours linking Denmark’s Parken stadium to takeover  The Local Denmark

The owners of Parken Stadium, home of FC Copenhagen and main venue for the Danish national team's home matches, have been approached over a possible ...

The Local Denmark
Basketball: Denmark boys continue in-county success with win over South  Forsyth County News Online

Denmark's boys basketball team has immediately made itself known during its inaugural season. The Danes' success has certainly come in region play, but it's ...

Forsyth County News Online
A very European Christmas: In Denmark, expect foraging, play fighting and napping in church  iNews

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without julebryg, the special festive liquorice lager that, despite only being on sale for 10 weeks a year, is Denmark's ...

Six killed, 16 injured in Denmark train accident | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Six people were killed in a rail accident on a bridge linking Denmark's two main islands on Wednesday when a train hit debris from an oncoming freight train, ...

Suspect has criminal history; Denmark man charged in shooting death appears in court  The Times and Democrat

A 55-year-old Denmark man accused of murder has a criminal history dating back to 1989.

The Times and Democrat
Danish PM attends funeral for tourist murdered in Morocco  The Independent

Denmark's prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen was among hundreds of mourners at the funeral of a 24-year-old tourist murdered while hiking in Morocco.

The Independent
Denmark's $450 Billion Mortgage Market Tests Extreme Pricing  Bloomberg

Danes may soon be able to get 30-year home loans at just 1.5 percent. That's considerably less than many sovereign states pay to borrow for that period, ...

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark leads glamorous royals at New Year's party  HELLO! Magazine

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and the Danish royal family celebrated their traditional New Year's party at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

HELLO! Magazine
Denmark's Plan to Send Migrant Perps to Desert Island Only Solution - Activist  Sputnik International

Last week, Danish authorities approved the 2019 budget, which included plans to send migrant criminals to the secluded, uninhabited island of Lindholm, ...

Sputnik International
PREP ROUNDUP: West girls, Denmark boys earn comfortable region wins  Forsyth County News Online

West Forsyth 62, Milton 19. The Wolverines moved to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in Region 5-7A play with a shellacking of Milton, West's second double-digit win of the ...

Forsyth County News Online
Princess Mary of Denmark stuns in silver gown for reception at Christiansborg Palace  Express

PRINCESS MARY of Denmark wowed in a stunning silver dress for a royal reception at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen yesterday.

Denmark's destruction tough viewing for Maple Leafs' Andersen  Toronto Sun

With his sixth sense to anticipate a hard shot, Frederik Andersen knew the line of questioning before a reporter even crossed the dressing room.“Are you coming ...

Toronto Sun
Czechs blank Denmark; Sweden beats Kazakhstan  TSN

VANCOUVER — Lukas Dostal made 20 saves and the Czech Republic ended its preliminary round at the world junior hockey championship with a 4-0 win over ...

Tesla Model 3 Configurator Opens In Denmark — Most Expensive Starting Price Of Any Market Yet  CleanTechnica

December 23rd, 2018 by Jesper Berggreen. Receiving an email from Tesla on the 21st of December 2018 was the most exhilarating experience since I put ...

Lefties want to leave: Enhedslisten doesn't want Denmark to be in the EU  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Unlike the UK Labour Party, the left-wingers openly propose their own Brexit. Lefties want to leave: Enhedslisten doesn't want Denmark to be in the EU.

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
The Moon exhibition in Denmark re-enchants the satellite for our times  New Scientist

We lament the loss of our connection to the light of stars and moon, but in the second of our 12 Days of Culture, a science-art exhibition imbues the moon with ...

New Scientist
Straight Up: Staring into the abyss  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Like 2018, 2019 promises to be another year of political intrigue in Denmark. Abyss of nationalism. The country that takes pride in being a high priest of human ...

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
'Potato and broccoli' video sparks new debate over treatment of Denmark's rejected asylum seekers  The Local Denmark

A video which appeared to show a five-year-old boy being refused boiled vegetables at the Sjælsmark Departure Centre for rejected asylum seekers has ...

The Local Denmark

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Denmark (Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈdanmɑɡ] (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million (as of 2018).The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523. The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until 1814, often referred to as the Dano-Norwegian Realm, or simply Denmark-Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a highly developed mixed economy.The Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660. It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, and main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islandsin 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009. Denmark became a member of the European Economic Community (now the EU) in 1973, but negotiated certain opt-outs; it retains its own currency, the krone. It is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area.Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks highly in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance, prosperity, and human development. The country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, and one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.