Posted on 02. May, 2014 in: News

Strong Q1 sales for Novo but less than expected

Danish pharma giant Novo Nordisk, the world’s largest maker of insulin, cut its sales guidance for the full year even as it reported a greater-than-expected rise in net profit, Thursday. Novo’s sales in…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Education the key to employment reform says government

The government will spend DKK500m on upgrading unemployed persons’ job skills instead of forcing them to attend meaningless ‘activation schemes’. That’s the main thrust of the government employment reform proposals, published Wednesday, aimed…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Job reform a waste of time and money

‘A complete waste of money’ – the business sector’s immediate response to the government’s plan to spend DKK500m on re-training the unemployed, part of its job reform proposals. Ole Steen Olsen, labour market…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Social Democrats have let unions down

Ahead of International Workers Day today, local union officials have accused the ruling Social Democrats, the traditional workers party, of failing the trade union movement. In a new Politiken survey, two-thirds of the…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Opposition parties demand probe into transit criminality

The Conservatives and Danish People’s Party (DPP) have called for a full-scale report on the extent of transit criminality – how many burglaries are carried out by East Europeans and which countries do…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Minister ready to discuss arms embargo against Russia

Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard has declared himself ready to discuss an EU arms embargo against Russia and will also provide funding and observers to Ukraine’s presidential election. He called a ban on arms…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

New aid policy in South Sudan

The government has announced a new aid strategy in South Sudan. DKK35m is to be diverted towards helping 150,000 South Sudanese to feed themselves while DKK10m will go to a regional-led mission to…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Gossip scandal widens

At least 16 employees of scandal-hit magazine See & Hear , including two former chief editors, knew that the gossip weekly was part of a widespread, systematic surveillance operation of royals and celebrities. Tabloid daily…

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Posted on 01. May, 2014 in: News

Business shorts

Swine fever fears / Apartment sales boost housing market recovery Swine fever: 700 workers at a Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Herning were placed in quarantine yesterday following the discovery of a dead pig…

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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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