Emmelie de Forest the toast of Denmark after winning Eurovision title

Emmelie de Forest of Denmark performs her winning song during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Malmo Arena in Sweden on Saturday. Photo: AP

Her song, Only Teardrops - the bookmakers' favourite - won comfortably at Saturday night's finals, scoring 281 points at a glittering ceremony watched by millions of viewers.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:39am

Danes the highlight of Business of Design Week

The Vittra Telefonplan school in Stockholm, the interiors of which were designed by Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch. The school aims to create an atmosphere that is designed to inspire creativity and learning.

When Copenhagen-based architect Rosan Bosch was commissioned to design the interiors of a school in Stockholm, she introduced a giant iceberg with a cinema, a room for relaxation and recreation, and colourful custom-designed furnishings designed to inspire creativity and learning.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

Prolific Danish sperm donor passes genetic disorder to 5 children

A prolific Danish sperm donor has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of his 43 children after a screening test failed to catch that he had the disease, health officials said.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Danish police arrest 14 in vandalism plot

Danish security police say 14 members of an extreme left-wing group were arrested in Copenhagen overnight for planning to carry out politically motivated vandalism.

The Security and Intelligence Service says seven men and seven women ranging in age from 19 to 48 were targeting “police and other public institutions.” The agency did not give further details.

19 Sep 2012 - 6:11pm

After no-shows, Xi Jinping back to business, to meet Danish PM

Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Vice-President Xi Jinping will meet the Danish prime minister on Monday, his first appearance since pulling out of a meeting with Hillary Rodham Clinton this week.

His withdrawal from that and another meeting with a visiting official led to speculation about the reason for the no-shows.

7 Sep 2012 - 4:03am

Denmark's housing slump to finish at the end of this year, S&P analyst says

Danes in Copenhagen and elsewhere have the largest household debt burdens in the world, relative to income. Photo: SCMP

Denmark's housing slump is nearing its end as the excesses of the nation's property boom fade and the gap between people's earnings and the price of a home narrows, an analyst has claimed.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:45pm

Lai See

Green group complains about Yau's Europe trip

Edward Yau Tang-wah, the former secretary for the environment who now heads the chief executive's office, acquired some notoriety for doing little to improve the environment, but in the 60 months he was in the job managed to squeeze in some 59 overseas trips.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Citizens in 'happy' countries pay much higher taxes than Hongkongers

The recently released World Happiness Report, commissioned by the United Nations, lists countries' ranking in 'happiness'.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Happy country has reasons to smile

Denmark plays a larger role in Hong Kong life than many people realise. It starts in childhood when many youngsters get their first taste of the construction industry via Lego, which has been a part of growing up in Denmark since the 1930s.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Real people bring reading to life

Visitors to some public and university libraries on the mainland may well find themselves in a 'living library', offering 'living books' (real people) to readers.

The idea of a living - or human - library, started in Denmark in 2000 and promotes dialogue, reduces prejudice and encourages understanding as visitors talk with the 'people on loan'.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Danish innovation centre looks to design creativity

The floor is covered by a grass print carpet, on which adjustable-height desks that allow workers to do their jobs standing up - improving blood circulation - are piled neatly.

It is not an avant-garde furniture warehouse but the new office of a design centre aimed at being the seed for a future exchange of creativity between Hong Kong and Denmark.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Powering ahead to develop clean energy

Denmark may have one of the smallest populations in Europe, but its residents are taking large steps towards achieving independence from coal, oil and natural gas by 2050.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Prince Joachim of Denmark

FARM STORY The estate farm is roughly 1,000 hectares. The Christmas tree [area] amounts to 50 hectares - not a lot in terms of land but there is a relatively high yield and turnover on Christmas trees.

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

1,200 gas-guzzling limos for delegates

It's been billed as the most important climate summit in history, but some delegates have failed their first test after it emerged some will land in Copenhagen in private jets, and then be ferried around in gas-guzzling limousines.

Reports said that more than 1,200 limousines have flooded into the Danish capital for the green summit.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

HK off to poor start in Sudirman Cup

Hong Kong lost to Denmark 3-2 in their Sudirman Cup world mixed-team championships opener in Guangzhou last night. The Danes took the first two matches in the mixed doubles and men's singles before Hong Kong pulled one back through world number two Zhou Mi in the women's singles. Denmark made sure of victory in the men's doubles.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am