DENMARK-SWEDEN: Identical twins – or Cain and Abel?

DENMARK-SWEDEN: Identical twins – or Cain and Abel?

Published in the european online newspaper the 18th October, the article titeled DENMARK-SWEDEN:Identical twins – or Cain and Abel? illustrates some differences and commonalities between the two northern countries focussing on immigration politics. Reading this article, I thought of the extraordinary challenges our clients meet when cooperating with Scandinavian countries. In the last months, the  demands for intercultural trainings for Skandinavia were increasing. This article below might help to see the diversity of those two neighboring countries. How do you perceive Skandinavia? Does the difference between Denmark and Sweden play a role in your daily business? Have you been posted to one of those countries? Feel free to share your experiences here or learn more about our open training courses Sweden in 2014 under the following link


Few European countries are as similar as Denmark and Sweden. But while the states are becoming more economically integrated, their populations remain divided, writes a Stockholm-based Danish political scientist. Excerpts.

Drude Dahlerup

”Do you know that everything that is not forbidden in Sweden, is mandatory?” This is a joke that has been circulating in the corridors of the Danish political scene for years. Naturally, everyone knew that it wasn’t true, but it got a lot of laughs. It was part of our low-key, standard teasing between neighbours.

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