Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Criminal link costs Sass Larsen minister job

One of the Social Democrats’ top politicians has been denied a cabinet posting in the new government after being refused security clearance. Policy spokesman Henrik Sass Larsen, who as prospective Prime Minister Helle…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

A bomb under the new Prime Minister

In the midst of negotiations about the new government, Helle Thorning-Schmidt has lost her faithful lieutenant and prospective Finance Minister. Leading political commentator Thomas Larsen called it the worst possible start the coalition…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Blackmail rumours

Henrik Sass Larsen’s dubious relationship with a biker gang member isn’t the only reason he’s been denied security clearance. According to tabloid daily Ekstra Bladet today, Danish Intelligence (PET) has also monitored his…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Mr Nobody could become Finance Minister

Henrik Sass Larsen’s dramatic farewell to government could pave the way for a political unknown to become a cabinet minister. The 38-year-old newly-elected MP Bjarne Corydon, Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s chief of staff and one…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Times praises Danish ‘tøp’ guns

A lengthy article in Wednesday’s British Times newspaper praises Denmark’s armed forces, ‘who have had almost as much success in Libya as the RAF (Royal Air Force) and the Royal Navy’. Defence editor…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

New credit line won’t stop banks from going under

The Danish Central Bank will today launch a new ‘liquidity lifeline’ for banks under pressure from the European debt crisis. According to TV2 News, the new initiative will have greater influence than the…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Agriculture fund proposal ‘naive’

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council’s plan to ease the credit crunch on suffering farmers has already been given the thumbs down, even thought its still only at the drawing-board stage. The idea…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Charities threatened by EU VAT ruling

Danish charities are threatened by a EU Commission ruling that will force them to pay VAT. The EU has ruled that its anticompetitive for organisations based on voluntary work to be VAT-exempt, but…

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Posted on 30. Sep, 2011 in: News

Hells Angels jailed

15 members or ‘supporters’ of the Hells Angels biker gang were given jail sentences of between 10 and 15 years in Copenhagen District Court, Thursday, for offences ranging from attempted murder and violent…

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Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 in: News

Seven things to expect from the new government

It still hasn’t officially been announced, but as negotiations come to an end and Social Liberal leader Margrethe Vestager appears to have got what she wanted (http://seven59.dk/berlingske-new-government-ready), Berlingske has come up with a…

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