Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Former White House officials urge government to revive Iraq Commission

Two former high ranking members of the Bush Administration have urged Denmark to revive the Iraq Commission, which was shut down shortly after the new government came to power. Former CIA national intelligence…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Exremist Muslim visited mosque ahead of peace ring

Hundreds of Danes and Muslims formed a peace ring around a Copenhagen mosque last weekend that the previous day had played host to British extremist cleric Haitham al-Haddad, who has claimed Jews are…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

PM: Merkel and I agree on refugee policy

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has denied the government’s strict immigration policy distances Denmark from the rest of the EU. During talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Friday, the PM claimed there’s…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Løkke urges companies to speak German

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has urged the business sector to strengthen its links to Germany by stressing the importance of German as a second language and removing the barriers for educational exchanges….

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Social Democrats demand more border control

In a surprising turnaround the Social Democrats have joined the call for more control at the Denmark-Germany border. Ahead of upcoming cross-party negotiations concerning more police funding, the party’s justice spokeswoman, Trine Bramsen,…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Denmark wants seat on UNHCR council

Despite being criticised by human rights organisations for its strict refugee and asylum policy, the Danish government has announced Denmark’s candidacy for a seat on the UNHCR (Human Rights Council) an agency mandated…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Lykkeoft pushes for female UN Secretary General

Mogens Lykketoft is hoping to see a woman to become UN Secretary-General when Ban Ki-Moon steps down next year. Mr Lykkefoft, who has taken a sabbatical from parliament to become President of The…

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Posted on 31. Aug, 2015 in: News

Business shorts

Maersk ship boarded by pirates/Denmark maintains gas and oil targets/National Bank sells off government bonds Maersk: A Maerk tanker, the Maersk Labu, was one of six ships sailing in the Straits of Malacca…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2015 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 24th – 29th 2015

Politics/Economy Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen attacked the ‘holier than thou, politically correct’ critics who claim the government’s hardline immigration policy is scaring off much-needed skilled foreign manpower, after parliament passed legislation to…

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Posted on 28. Aug, 2015 in: News

Finance Minister: We have nothing to be ashamed of

Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen (V) has fired off a verbal broadside at the ‘holier than thou, politically correct’ critics who claim the government’s hard-line immigration policy is discouraging much-needed skilled foreign manpower…

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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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