Anti-immigration groups said campaign was disrespectful of Scandinavian cultureThe Scandinavian airline SAS has “clarified” an advertisement intended to highlight the role of travel, immigration and cultural diversity in forging the region’s identity after it was pilloried online by far-right and nationalist groups.The airline, the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, initially withdrew the commercial less than 24 hours after it was released saying the pattern and volume of reactions on social media suggested the campaign had been “subject to an attack”. Continue reading...
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In a country that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, returning land to peat bog...In a country that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, returning land to peat bog could save 1.4m tonnes of carbon emissions each yearGill Andersen is, as far as she knows, the only British woman farming the lowlands of central Jutland. And after 32 years, she doesn’t think much of Denmark’s plans to meet new emissions targets by returning much of her land to peat bog.“I don’t think there are any farmers who want to ruin the climate,” she says. “But the answer is not to flood our land and kill all the trees.” Continue reading...
Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants — and the...Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.