Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

East Europeans on welfare

The number of East European nationals claiming Danish welfare benefits has risen dramatically. A new report by the National Labour Market Authority (Arbejdsmarkedstyrelsen) reveals that 3,000 East Europeans received cash benefits in 2012,…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Welfare: No need for new EU rules say Social Liberals

The Social Liberals have characterised the dramatic increase in the number of East European nationals claiming social benefits in this country as ‘drastic’ but no reason to change the entitlement rules. The junior…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Fogh’s US back-slapping was ‘natural’ says expert

It was ‘completely natural’ for Anders Fogh Rasmussen to ask for US assistance to become NATO Secretary General in 2009, according to a leading Danish foreign policy expert. After a top advisor to…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Right-wing backing for Sohn’s turnaround

The political opposition has welcomed former Minister for Trade and Industry Ole Sohn’s call for fewer taxes and duties, less public spending, and more competiveness. The Conservatives’ finance spokesman Mike Legarth claimed that…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Aid minister keeping a close watch on Zimbabwe election

Danish aid to Zimbabwe is totally dependent upon today’s presidential election in the south African country. Development Aid minister Christian Friis Bach warned yesterday that unless there’s a free and fair election Denmark…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Minister backs Pope’s ‘gay’ comments

Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs Manu Sareen has welcomed the Pope’s surprising views on homosexuality. He called Pope Francis’ remarks that ‘people shouldn’t be marginalised because of their sexual orientation’ and ‘homosexuals who seek…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Shipping industry in troubled waters

Some of Denmark’s biggest shipping lines, traditionally one of the backbones of the Danish economy, are in serious financial difficulties and only surviving due to the goodwill of banks. Danish shipping companies, among…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Encouraging retail figures

The retail sector, which has seriously under-performed for the past two years, is showing slight signs of recovery. Statistics Denmark’s business cycle barometer reveals that shopkeepers and companies have enjoyed improved sales over…

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Posted on 31. Jul, 2013 in: News

Slow Swedish growth could hit Danish economy

Economists fear that disappointing Swedish GDP figures will have a negative effect on the Danish economy. The Swedish economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in Q2 compared to Q1, but actually grew by…

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Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 in: News

Government reaching its goal for university education

A record number of university acceptances has brought the government closer to its goal that 60 per cent of youths who complete school in 2020 will obtain a higher education. The first acceptance…

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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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