Posted on 31. Mar, 2015 in: News

Business shorts

Denmark no.1 in labour costs / Vestas to build world’s largest turbine…but looking to cut costs Labour costs: Denmark has the highest average hourly labour cost in the EU. The latest figures from…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Danske Bank accused of concealing earnings

Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggesat bank, and its investment wing, Danish Invest have been accused of concealing earnings from the sale of investment bonds, the Think Consumer Council (Forbrugerrådet Tænk), a consumer watchdog, claims….

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Major Danish construction projects lack manpower

Stakeholders have expressed concern that major project development in Denmark may be halted by a massive labour shortage. Major infrastructure projects such as bridges, highways and new hospitals are facing delays due to…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

‘Kafkaesque’ tax authorites refuse to correct errors

Although an independent body has revealed major errors in property tax assesements in the Hørsholm region, the Danish Tax Authority “SKAT” has refused to reassess the taxable value it has imposed on homeowners….

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Rejected borrowers turn to expensive loan schemes

Many potential buyers are turning to an online loan portal when they are rejected for loans and morgages. Udenombanken.dk offers loans to buyers seeking to buy property outside of the major cities at…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Left-wing move to protect homeowners

The Red-Green Alliance have unexpectedly sided with the right-wing bloc by recommending a land-tax evalutaion freeze, expected to be a key election issue this year and traditionally the focus of the right-wing bloc….

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Right-wing parties open to museum sell-off

Several politicians on the right are in favour of selling of artefacts in museum collections to raise cash. “It would be a win for Danish museums, so collections can be newer and wider,”…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Local authorites still lacking a climate action plan

While a majority of local authorities have implemented a climate action plan, five have failed to meet the government’s 2013 submission deadline. 93 municipalities have drawn up plans to better deal with the…

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 in: News

Thousands of elderly patients end up in hospital due to a lack of aged care

A new study shows that thousands of elderly patients end up in hospital for problems which should be handled in nursing homes or the aged care provided by the municipalities. These include health…

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Posted on 29. Mar, 2015 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, March 23rd – March 29th, 2015

Politics/Economy The ruling Social Democrats were accused of racism after launching a nationwide advertising campaign focussing on the government’s moves to impose more demands on immigrants and refugees to find work – the…

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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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