Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 in: News

Prime Minister is a ‘little crook’ says Lykketoft

President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft has been embarrassed by a private speech he gave earlier this month in which he described Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen as a ‘little crook’ (swindler)….

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Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 in: News

Denmark only ’10th best’ country

Denmark is only the 10th best country in the world, a new survey shows. Although Denmark is regularly ranked ‘happiest nation’ or ‘best place to live’ in global surveys, its southern neighbor, Germany,…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

Foreign Minister: Danish MEPs in Brussels have fuelled negativity towards Denmark

Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen has blamed Danish MEPs in Brussels for tarnishing Denmark’s reputation abroad by openly criticising the government’s refugee and asylum policy. Mr Jensen, who alongside Integration Minister Inger Støjberg will…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

Government’s ‘misunderstood’ refugee policy

Denmark’s damaged reputation abroad isn’t the fault of Danish MEPs in Brussels, it’s because the government has failed to fully explain its refugee policy, the Social Democrats said yesterday after Foreign Minister Kristian…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

Negative refugee debate damaging for Denmark

A leading branding expert has warned that the negative tone of the refugee debate could have serious repercussions for Denmark. According to senior lecturer Mads Mordhorst of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Denmark is…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

DPP: Send refugees back to Germany

The Danish People’s Party (DPP) has again inflamed the asylum debate by proposing that all refugees arriving in Denmark should be sent back to Germany. The party’s integration spokesman, Martin Henriksen, told DR…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

Germany confiscates refugees’ valuables too

Despite widespread condemnation of Denmark’s controversial anti-refugee bill, Germany’s southern states are also confiscating refugees’ valuables in order to pay for their stay. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told Bild newspaper: “Cash holdings…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

VAT scam linked to terror

Six company directors with links to terrorist groups are suspected of defrauding the Danish Tax Authority (SKAT) out of DKK11m, after a number of businesses owned by them went bankrupt leaving behind debts…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 in: News

Retail sales down

Denmark’s retail sales decreased for the first time in seven months in December, figures from Statistics Denmark showed Friday. Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent month-over-month in December, after showing no…

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Posted on 24. Jan, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, January 18th – 24th 2016

Politics/Economy The government’s controversial immigration bill sailed through parliament on its second reading with little resistance, Thursday, and there is now nothing to stop it being passed on Tuesday the 26th.  A parliamentary…

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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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