Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Thorning tax leak allegations are lies says spin doctor

Peter Arnfeldt, the man at the centre of the Taxgate scandal, yesterday rejected allegations that he leaked Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s personal tax details to tabloid daily Ekstra Bladet in an attempt to discredit the…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Taxgate: Police bide their time

Copenhagen Police are still considering whether to press charges against any of those implicated in the Taxgate affair. On September 16th it’s exactly two years since the tax authority ruled on the Thorning-Kinnock…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Bad news for government as economy shrinks

Denmark’s economy contacted during Q2, making it difficult for the government to achieve its year-end forecast of 0.9 per cent growth, economists claim. After new GDP figures showing negative 0.5 per cent growth…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Growth figures worse than expected – but don’t panic says Vestager

Minister for the Economy Margrethe Vestager is still confident that the government’s kick-start programme will boost the economy during the final six months of the year, despite negative Q2 growth. She characterised the…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Government’s economic policy has collapsed says opposition

The political opposition has difficulty sharing the government’s optimism for economic growth during the final six months of the year.The Liberals’ finance spokesman, Peter Chrisensen, said new figures showing negative growth in Q2…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Government dims local authority dreams

Local authorities that were planning a spending spree next year are going to have to trim their budgets due to the ongoing crisis. New building and renovation projects aimed at schools, kindergartens, town…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Christianity loophole for Muslim asylum seekers

Converting to Christianity could provide a ticket to residency in this country for asylum seekers. In response to UN criticism, the Danish Refugee Appeals Board has made a U-turn and will reconsider applications…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

Benefits better than student grants

Around half of all young benefits recipients under 30 have more disposal income than those on student grants (SU), a new survey by the Kraka think-tank shows, seriously reducing their incentive to work…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 in: News

American tourist killed by runaway trash cart

An elderly American tourist was killed and a number of pedestrians injured Wednesday evening when a trash collection cart ran out of control on Copenhagen’s busy Walking Street (Strøget). According to eye-witnesses, the…

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Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 in: News

Tax Commission proceedings get underway

On the first day of hearings into the ‘Taxgate’ affair, tabloid journalist Jan Kjærgaard testified that in 2010, top Tax Ministry advisor, Peter Arnfeldt, a close aide of Tax Minister at the time, Troels Lund…

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