Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Denmark backs €3bn refugee aid to Turkey

EU leaders, including Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, finalised a deal late Sunday evening with Turkey that aims to slow the influx of asylum seekers into Europe. The EU will provide €3 bn and…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Justice Minister to crack down on refugees carrying valuables

Justice Minister Søren Pind will give the police the right to search asylum seekers’ baggage with the aim of confiscating any items of value that could help to finance their public assistance benefits,…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

DPP: Government has lost control of refugee situation

The government has lost control of the asylum and refugee situation, according to the Danish People’s Party’s immigration spokesman Martin Henriksen. He urged Integration Minister Inger Støjberg to ‘get a grip on the…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

DPP Europol plan ‘unrealistic’ say experts

A new Danish People’s Party plan for how Denmark could remain a part of Europol if votes retain the justice opt-out on Thursday has been dismissed by experts. Leading DPP MEP Morten Messerschmidt…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Opt-out splits centre-right

The justice opt-out argument continues to divide the centre-right alliance. During an all-party TV debate, Saturday evening, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said it saddened him that his close ally, Danish People’s Party…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Denmark sends ship to help Turkey

A Danish naval command vessel will soon be joining NATO’s fleet in the Mediterranean in response to Russia’s increased activities in Syria. After Turkey urged the military alliance for a show of response…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

No major damage after storm

Denmark emerged relatively unscathed from the hurricane-force storm Gorm that raged across the country last night and early this morning. Northern Jutland, where the storm hit land around 19.00, was hardest hit by…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Hate mosques should be closed down

Political parties have renewed the call for Danish ‘hate-peaching mosques’ to be closed down. In the wake of the Paris attacks, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has announced he is planning to close…

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Posted on 30. Nov, 2015 in: News

Referendum briefing

On December 3 the Danes will vote in an EU referendum to decide whether the Danish opt-out on EU Justice and Home Affairs should be replaced by an opt-in model. Please note 7:59’s…

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Posted on 29. Nov, 2015 in: TWTW

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

Politics/Economy   The Danish People’s Party (DPP) warned that Denmark could become a ‘magnet’ for refugees after Sweden imposed a number of measures aimed at restricting the number of asylum seekers. Integration Minister…

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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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