Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Liberals run out of patience with Løkke

The Liberals’ Executive Committee only gave party leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen a vote of confidence two weeks ago due to fears that anything less could damage the party at the upcoming EU election….

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Social Democrats’ comeback as Liberals struggle

The opposition’s lead in the polls has shrunk to just 3.8 percentage points as the Lars Løkke Rasmussen expenses affair continues to ravage the centre-right’s support. A new Megafon poll for TV2/Politiken shows…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Løkke’s lack of credibility

Less than one in three of the electorate now believe opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen to be a credible candidate for prime minister. In a direct run-off against Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 29% of respondents…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Foreign media: Thorning in the running for top EU job

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is again being touted abroad as a genuine candidate for President of the EU Commission. Despite her repeated denials that she’s interested in the job, the German newspaper FAZ…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Finance Minister: Denmark is moving forward

The Danish economy got off to a good start in 2014. Despite differing opinions about the prospect of an upswing from Economy Minister Margerthe Vestager and the wise men of the Economic Council , as…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

Danish company sold fake cancer drug

A Danish pharmaceuticals importer has been accused of dealing with the mafia in Italy. Orifarm, the largest supplier of parallel imported pharmaceuticals in Scandinavia, allegedly purchased fake versions of Herceptin, a medicine used…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

PET puts a figure on militant Islamists in Denmark

For the first time ever, Danish Intelligence (PET) has put a figure on the number of militant Islamists resident in this country. A report from PET’s Centre for Terror Analysis (CTA) states that…

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Posted on 30. May, 2014 in: News

NATO asks for more help from Denmark

NATO has requested extra help from Denmark to stifle the Russian threat to Europe. The alliance’s supreme allied commander in Europe (Saceur), General Philip Breedlove, said security needs throughout Europe have been heightened…

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Posted on 28. May, 2014 in: News

DPP’s EU success repeated in new poll

The Danish People’s Party meteoric rise in popularity is reflected in a new poll that shows the nationalist party would be the country’s biggest if an election was held today. The latest YouGov…

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Posted on 28. May, 2014 in: News

Public holiday

Please not that tomorrow is a public holiday (Ascension Day) and 7:59 will not be published. We’ll be back on Friday with all the latest news. Enjoy the break.

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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: TODAS LAS NOTICIAS DANESAS DEL MOMENTO.
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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