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Danish citizenship is not easy to obtain: a language test and a citizenship test are both required, and you must have a spotless police record. Even a speeding ticket can keep you from obtaining Danish citizenship for a period of up to 5 years. Permanent residency requirements are also constantly being changed.


Voting at McDonald’s: Danish politics, and the posters that will last until spring


Last weekend, political posters went up all over Denmark. On streetlights, on bridges, on train platforms. Politicians fight for the best space. The posters are for the elections in November, and even though the candidates are supposed to take them down afterwards, they usually don’t.

So, the faces on the posters will keep smiling and making promises through Christmas, and throughout the winter snow and ice. Come spring, you’ll see a faded, torn photo of somebody who failed to win anything hanging from a light pole near you.

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