Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 in: News

Affluent homeowners hire illegal East-European labour

The ‘Whisky Belt’ north of Copenhagen holds the record for employing illegal East European construction workers. A trade union review of 655 instances of unlawful East European firms working in this country shows…

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Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, October 28th – November 3rd,2013

Politics/Economy A new leak from US whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed Denmark is one of 19 countries that has ‘Focused Cooperation’ with the US intelligence agency NSA. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said the constant…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

Thorning-Schmidt rejects surveillance speculation

The constant threat of terrorism has made collaboration with US intelligence agencies a necessity, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said yesterday after a meeting of parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee. Whilst declining to comment on…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

PM too ‘US friendly’

There’s no reason for Helle Thorning-Schmidt not to criticise the USA in the Angela Merkel wire-tap scandal, according to leading political commentator Hans Engell who claims to be ‘stunned’ by the prime minister’s…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

2 out of 3 don’t believe PM’s surveillance explantion

65 per cent of voters mistrust Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s claim that the USA hasn’t conducted illegal surveillance in this country, a new Megafon survey for Politiken shows. They believe Denmark’s relationship with…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

Opposition could still play a role in budget says minister

According to Finance Minister Bjarne Corydon it’s still far from certain that the government is ready to sign off on the 2014 Budget with the Red/Green Alliance. Although the far-left party has now…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

Economic upturn ‘unstable’

The latest key economic indicators suggest that the prospects for an upswing remain unstable, maintaining the pressure on the government to come up with new stimulus initiatives next year. Jyllands-Posten’s so-called ‘Econo-Meter’, consisting…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

GGGI finances ‘out of control’

The finances of the much-criticised Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), are out of control, tabloid daily Ekstra Bladet claims today. A review of the GGGI’s accounts conducted by four member countries, including Denmark,…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

Danish Greenpeace activist charged with ‘hooliganism’

The Russian authorities have pressed hooliganism charges against the Danish Greenpeace activist detained last month during a protest at a Gazprom oil rig in Arctic waters. Anne Mie Roer is still charged with…

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Posted on 01. Nov, 2013 in: News

Business shorts

Danske Bank to close down in Ireland / Hundreds of jobs to be axed in this country after poor Q3 figures / Carlsberg nears Chinese buy-out Danske Bank Denmark’s biggest banking group, Danske…

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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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7:59-Noticias Danesas de Hoy es una nueva fuente de noticias en inglés dirigida especialmente al cuerpo diplomático, extranjeros viviendo en Dinamarca

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