Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 in: News

Government scales back ‘green’ ambitions

The government has come under fire for compromising Denmark’s ‘green’ credentials throughout the world. Environmental organisations have lashed out at the proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emission to 37% by 2020, instead of…

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Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 in: News

Business shorts

Record profit for Vestas / Carlsberg lowers expectations / Egmont moves to Vietnam /  Lundbeck cuts 1,000 jobs / Strong quarter for Hafnia Vestas; Wind energy giant Vestas posted a seventh straight quarterly…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Refugee professionals dismiss minister’s proposal

Migrant and aid specialists have distanced themselves from Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg’s proposal that Denmark should reject ‘difficult’ refugees who have little chance of integrating into Danish society. In agreement with the UN,…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Low benefit could lead to radicalisation, experts warn

The government’s plan to offer refugees a low rate of social benefit to discourage them from heading for Denmark will hit traumatised families especially hard and increase the threat of their children becoming…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Denmark ready for 20 years of war against Islamic State

Denmark is prepared to wage war against the Islamic State (IS) for the next 20 years if necessary – that’s the message from the majority of parties who over the next few days…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Ambassador to head Foreign Ministry review

Denmark’s Ambassador to the US, Peter Peter Taksøe-Jensen, is hotly tipped to become Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s personal ‘troubleshooter’ at the Foreign Ministry. A number of highly-places sources close to Berlingske believe…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

DPP politician found guilty of racism

A former Danish People’s Party MP and member of the European Parliament has been found guilty of racism for equating Muslims with Nazis. 79-year-old Mogens Camre was fined DKK8,000 for writing on Twitter…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Fracking splits parliament

Total hasn’t ruled out the possibility of new shale gas (fracking) projects in Denmark. Although the French gas giant said Tuesday the amount of gas found near Dybvad in northern Jutland was “not…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Budget delay

The government is constitutionally required to present its draft budget for 2016 by the end of this month but there will be a change this year. Due to the late general election and…

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Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in: News

Warning to struggling farmers: It’s time to say stop

Two major agriculture organisations have urged their members to seriously consider the possibility of closing down their business. According to the Association of Danish Pig Farmers (Danske Svineproducenter), the agricultural sector is in…

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