Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

Finance Minister: Now we can pay the bills

Six weeks of intense negotiations came to an end, Friday, when Finance Minister Claus Hjorth Frederiksen announced that agreement had finally been reached on the government’s 2020 economic plan. He said passage of…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

The Rasmussen spending spree

The last three ‘Rasmussen’ Prime Ministers – Lars Løkke (V), Anders Fogh (V) and Poul Nyrup (S) – have more in common than a surname. They all overspent massively during their periods of…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

Ritt named as China trade supremo

The government has appointed ex-Mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard, a former EU Commissioner, Social Democrat cabinet minister, and long-time opponent of the centre-right, as a special export envoy to China. The move, agreed…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

DPP demands crackdown on Greenpeace

The Danish People’s Party (DPP) has called for naval intervention to stop Greenpeace’s harassment of an oil rig of the coast of Greenland. After three campaigners from the environmental organisation attached themselves to…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

Smokers are a burden on society

Smoking is the cause of 25% of all deaths in this country as Danes continue to be amongst the world’s most heavy smokers. Health experts have now called for a greater national effort…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

Last chance for Løkke

Prime Minister has just two days left to decide if there will be a general election before summer, according to commentators. To fit in an election before schools break up on June 24th,…

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Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: News

Unemployment down

The jobless figures fell by 3,000 in April. 5.8% of the workforce, or around 157,000 people are now registered unemployed, and 7,000 have found work since January, indicating a slight upturn in the…

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Posted on 27. May, 2011 in: News

Concluding negotiations concentrate on growth

Reducing the number of days lost to sick leave and getting more immigrants into the labour market is the key to growth, Minister of Business & Economy Brian Mikkelsen said today ahead of…

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Posted on 27. May, 2011 in: News

Dangerous cucumbers

Spanish cucumbers that could be infected with E.Coli intestinal bacteria, also knows as VTEC, have been sold in Denmark. Two smaller import companies in Jutland that specialise in organic vegetables have sold the…

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Posted on 27. May, 2011 in: News

Denmark kicks out diplomat

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lene Espersen has given Libya’s consul general in Denmark, Muner Eldawadi, five days to leave the country because of his continuing support for Muammar Gaddafi. She said yesterday: “The…

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7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

7:59 – Danish News Today, is the most reliable source of daily Danish news in English for diplomats, the ex-pat community, the business sector, or anyone in Denmark or abroad seeking an insight into what’s happening in Denmark right now.

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