Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

Don’t touch our welfare say Danes

64% of respondents in a new Megafon survey are opposed to user fees being imposed on public sector services such as hospitals, libraries or further education. At the same time, 72% say Denmark…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

Minister hands back Rolex

Minister of Taxation Troels Lund Poulsen (V) has returned an expensive Rolex watch he received from Qatar’s Sheik Tamin Bin Hamad al-Thani last year, thereby sidestepping the threat of investigation by Parliament’s ombudsman….

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

Axeman aware of terrorist groups

An Århus court heard that the ‘mad axeman’ who broke into Mohammed illustrator ‘Kurt Westergaard’s house possessed detailed knowledge of militant Islamist groups and their place in Somalia’s society structure. A Danish Intelligence…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

Sohn grilled on property tax

The Socialist People’s Party’s Ole Sohn has again been forced to deny that the opposition has a secret plan to raise property taxes if it gains power at the next election. He dismissed…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

No help from DPP for asylum kids

The Danish People’s Party has flatly rejected the possibility of easing strict asylum policy. Minister of Integration Birthe Rønn Hornbech has invited all parties to resume negotiations about rejected asylum families after it…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 in: News

Welfare cheats nabbed at airport

The number of unemployed who take a vacation abroad while claiming welfare benefits has risen by 1000% over the past two years. Minister of Employment Inger Støjebrg said she was ‘shocked’ at the…

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Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 in: News

New poll: Liberals lose out

The slight increase in support enjoyed by the Liberals after the Prime Minister’s New Year speech has disappeared. A new Megafon poll gives the ruling party just 21.2%, compared to 24.3% in the…

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Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 in: News

Armed guards needed to fight piracy

Danish merchant ships should be allowed to carry armed guards to ward off attacks from pirates. That was the message from the Danish Shipowners Association, Thursday, after a meeting to discuss the increasing…

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Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 in: News

Town Council targets G4S

A Copenhagen Town Council majority voted last night to examine the possibility of firing the Danish-British security company G4S after confirmation of the company’s involvement in Israeli settlements deemed unlawful by the UN….

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Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 in: News

IKEA answers tax questions

IKEA paid DKK47m tax in Denmark last year, the company’s year-end accounts show. The global furniture giant has been forced to come out and defend its international tax policy after it was revealed…

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