Posted on 23. Dec, 2013 in: News

Recipients of cash benefits face stricter sanctions

From 1 January 2014, 43,000 recipients of cash benefits risk losing those benefits if they miss a meeting at their job centre, which then makes them guilty of self-caused unemployment. ‘Well it’s only…

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Posted on 23. Dec, 2013 in: News

Denmark out of the IT security loop

Unlike Sweden, Germany, Norway, the US and a number of other countries we like to compare ourselves with, Denmark does not have a national strategy for cyber security. Although it is widely acknowledged…

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Posted on 23. Dec, 2013 in: News

Drop the blasphemy law

56 per cent of Danes want to get rid of the blasphemy law that protects religious sentiments. Violation of the law can result in a fine or up to four months in prison,…

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Posted on 23. Dec, 2013 in: News

The bad penny

Social Minister Anette Vilhelmsen is once again put under pressure as a new investigation into the Minister’s role in and the process itself leading up to ‘Huset Zorning receiving DKK 1m earlier this…

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Posted on 23. Dec, 2013 in: News

Peak season for burglaries

Peak season for burglary Christmas spells tradition, but unfortunately there is one tradition most Danes would rather be without, that of burglaries. However, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when many travel to see…

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Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 in: News

New EU referendum in May as DPP refuses to back down on Patent Court

The government has given up hope of persuading the Danish People’s Party (DPP) to support the proposed EU Patent Court and has now initiated the groundwork that will culminate in a referendum on…

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Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 in: News

Merry Christmas from 7:59

May we wish all our subscribers and readers a very happy Christmas and, to all those travelling home to another country, a very safe journey. We sincerely appreciate your support throughout the year…

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Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 in: News

Fogh: Defence opt-out weakens Denmark

Denmark is definitely weakened by its EU defence opt-out, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said yesterday. As a guest of the EU summit in Brussels, where he spoke about the union’s security…

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Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 in: News

Thorning warns Ukraine

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has warned Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich that if his country joins the proposed customs union with Russia it will be excluded from closer links with the EU. After the…

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Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 in: News

PET denied former agent help

PET (Danish Intelligence) refused to protect a former agent who believed his life could be in danger. After seeing a YouTube video in which his image was used as target practice by militant…

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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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