Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 in: News

Union buys political influence

LO, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, an umbrella organisation for 18 trade unions in this country, has donated cash to some of Denmark’s biggest local councils in return for political influence. Odense…

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Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 in: News

Billions stashed away in tax shelters

Wealthy Danes have stashed away an estimated DKK100-150bn in foreign tax shelters abroad such as Switzerland and Luxembourg, according to Copenhagen University researcher Niels Johannesen. He said although much of the money is…

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Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 in: News

Court sets date for Greenpeace activists

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has set a provisional November 22nd date to rule on the release of 30 Greenpeace activists, including a Danish national. The Netherlands asked…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

OECD sees signs of turnaround

The Danish economy is showing signs of a turnaround after three years of stagnation. In its latest economic forecast, published in Brussels Tuesday, The European Commission predicts GDP growth of no more than…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

GGGI scandal turns voters off Løkke

Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s approval ratings have fallen dramatically in the wake of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) scandal. In a new Epinion survey for DR News, nearly half of the electorate say…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

Løkke failed to respond to reminders

Lars Løkke Rasmussen failed to respond to five reminders from the Agency for the Modernisation of Public Administration in 2100/12 regarding any extra income he may have received which should have been offset…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

Jobs crisis: Denmark outperformed by neighbours

Denmark is stuck in a jobs crisis. The employment rate has risen by just 2 per cent since 1996, far less than countries such as Sweden, Germany, the UK and USA. A comparison…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

PM’s Question Time is also a waste of time

The opposition parties have declared Prime Minister’s Question Time a waste of time. Question Time was introduced to the Danish parliament last month in an effort to recreate the lively debate forum of…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

Denmark heading for yes in EU patent referendum

The Danish People’s Party (DPP) is lagging behind in the EU Patent Court referendum battle. Political commentators have voiced concern that next year’s referendum could end up in a protest vote against Denmark’s…

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 in: News

Another bank in tax shelter controversy

Another bank leading bank has been caught up in the tax avoidance scandal. After accusations that Jyske Bank, Denmark’s third-biggest, has advised customers how to conceal money in foreign tax shelters to avoid…

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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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