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Chair: Lesley Riddoch, Writer & Broadcaster

Speaker: Dan Jorgensen MP, Danish Parliament

Responder: Mark Ruskell MSP, Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on the Nordic Countries


What do you expect MPs to do when a rightwing US TV station slags off their country? Well, Danish MP Dan Jorgensen decided not to get angry, but more than even. His Youtube video riposte to Fox News last year got almost forty million views online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSd8ellS52M

Now he’s coming to Edinburgh to tell MSPs and a Nordic Horizons audience about Denmark’s success in appearing at the top of the Unicef Child Wellbeing Index, the UN’s World Happiness Index and lots of other international league tables for so long.

What is Denmark doing right? Why is Copenhagen likely to become the world’s first Eco-city? And how does Denmark keep its citizens supporting tough but climate-friendly policies like high oil and car prices for the good of the planet? And what about the darker side of Danish politics – the growth of the far right culminating in controversial government plans to move "unwanted" migrants to a remote uninhabited island once used for contagious animals.

Our Scottish respondent on this occasion will be Mark Ruskell MSP, Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on the Nordic Countries.

Book early – this event will be busy.

Updates will be posted on the Nordic Horizons website and in our Facebook group.


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