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12 1 - 7 February NEWS Four-week Wond ercool coverage starts inside G1215 2013 | Vol 16 Issue 5 Denmark’s only English-language newspaper | New PET controls wake of Morten announced in Storm controv criticised for being too weak ersy MUSIC 3 NFL legend on the and lows of his highs career 3 WARNER This week’s Copenhagen Post – INSIDE Mother-tong ue teaching makes its way back 5 NEWS Uranium adven ture Lifting Denmar uranium miningk’s ban on way for Greenla would pave the ndic explorat ion 6 COMMUNITY “Like a doll” Haggis, whisky, table dancing bagpipes, kilts, – your average in other words, just Burns Night 10 HISTORY Fighting the bullies Children’s author Ole Lund Kirkegaard built up for the little his career sticking guy PETER STANN Price: 25 DKK ERS After troop withdraw al, Denmark will support developi ng Afghanistan with civilian institutions in 530 million kroner a year until 2017 in aid Afghanistan by end of 4 next year D Fly Iceland air to Iceland & Nor 30 January-3 February 2013 Marina and the Diamonds sometimes on fighting losing battle the against indus try ideals regain responsi bility “The Danish for its own security. to support Afghanistan tributes to a the develop Plan conresponsible ment of the ghan police transition of full responsi Af- two years, force by the bility to the and that there Afghan authori- police officials and providing Danish for ties while at will be a need financial assistanc internat the same time although this soldiers to e, for many ional support in Afghani will eventua return home enabling our and replaced lly stan years to come. ENMARK from stan,” Søvndal by an EU-sup be reduced will end its “But after stated. “Over Afghani- mission. ported police mili- two years, tary presenc the e for Afghanistan’s2014, the responsibility by the end of in Afghanistan Afghan the task will be to supportnext The War in security will Afghanistan 2014 and instead authorities and lie with the the internat began when Afghans,” Hækkerup start to focus the Afghan ional ple said. “Thus, in forces invaded safeguar its role will – to peoefforts to support the civilian our a Afghanithe progress ding and building upon stan a month after to train, advise much greater extent – be to the governm population accordin the 11 already 2001 terrorist and support g ent’s new two-yea The Afghani achieved.” attack on New September the for Afghani Afghani Afghans.” stan plan, more than r plan agreed stan York. After stan. a decade of which was between several decades has suffered through occupation According of conflict, the far-left partyall political parties except only modest gains, there and sult and as a reVilly Søvndal to the foreign minister it is lacking are the Enhedsl fears withdra , a promise (Socialistisk isten, confi the necessar that tions wal of Folkeparti), withdrawal y instituand infrastru the regardin made by Søvndal last rms will create a powerinternational forces of Denmar cture that are if it is to move g Denmark’s k’s approxim April Taleban 650 person vacuum that future ate in Afghani towards democra needed contribution will seek again the in southern stan and plan engagement ghanistan is Danish aid cy. Defence Ministe to occupy. Af- drawal necessary if for the withof international these instituti will focus on developing the country r Nick Hækker (Socialdemokrat is to the withdra ons, and as a forces. Followin up stan will result Afghani erne) said wal, Denmar g that the k will continu task of securing he recognised Danish become the largest recipien e would development t of Afghanistan not be complet assistance, receiving ed over the next Afghanistan continu es on page Reykjavík I 6 Denver 15 9 771398 100009 Danish troop s out of I New York Minneapolis I Orlando I / St. Seattle I Boston Halifax I Anchora Paul I Washington D.C. I Toronto ge th Americ a + Book your flight at www.ic Copenhagen Fashion Week AW 2013 Simon Heger Knudsen VIBSKOV 40 and fully satisfied 3 FUR One hot topic 3 CFW All eyes on Copenhagen as Fashion Week goes international Jane Graham Can Copenhagen Fashion Week look outside of Denmark and grab the attention of the international fashion press? Fashion for the masses 4 9 771398 100009 Price: 25 DKK A s the largest and most influential fashion trade fair in Scandinavia, biannual Copenhagen Fashion Week is about more than just Danish fashion. With some 2,400 brands from a wide range of countries represented at the fair, buyers, journalists and other industry professionals are in attendance to see what the land that brought us big names like Stine Goya, Henrik Vibskov and Bruuns Bazaar will unveil next. To illustrate its international outlook, the trade week’s paper, the CIFF Gazette – published exclusively during fashion week – features regular editorials by Jessica Michault, an influential US luxury style expert now based in Paris, where she has pioneered the live online streaming of fashion runways as editorin-chief of Little Scandinavia, a Norwegian mother and fashionista blogger living in London, notes the locations of the shows as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week’s unique attraction: “Not only is Copenhagen attractive as a fashion and design capital, but a few of the shows are also located in stunning nostalgic surroundings, like VISION in the old train garage.” While Scandinavian womenswear is characterised by muted tones, swathes of wrapped material and an innate talent to mix traditional knitwear with avantgarde, minimalist design, one of the highlights for many is CPH Kids, the leading fashion fair for children’s clothes and ac- cessories in northern Europe. Denmark has long held a reputation for bringing fashion and branding to children with clothes that are as high-quality as they are unique and playful; or as the fair’s founder, Lone Holm puts it, “[we are] ambassadors for a good, healthy, sustainable and creative childhood.” The MUUSE x VOGUE Talents Young Vision Award is another important internationally orientated platform, underscoring that Copenhagen Fashion Week is as much about promoting emerging talent as it is a get-together for the already successful Danish designers. Copenhagen-based Muuse invests in 100 emerging designers – looking outside the country as well as here at home – in collaboration with Vogue Talents. Urban blogger Carrie Powers writes from across the Atlantic, “what Denmark’s stunning capital lacks in big- name brands, it more than makes up for in sheer originality ... despite their fame, fortune and corporate ferocity, the couture giants we all know and lust after pale in comparison to the strikingly unique designers who will be showcasing their work in Copenhagen.” She lists Greenland’s designer Bibi Chemnitz, Norwegian/Danish designer Beate Godager and Denmark’s Anne Sofie Madsen as some names to watch out for. Madsen, who trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris before working as junior designer for Alexandre McQueen – not bad considering she only graduated from the Royal Danish Academy in 2009 – has been described as “one to watch” by Vogue Magazine, which described her style as “absolutely futuristic”, though obtained through All eyes on continues on page F4

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