Posted on 06. Mar, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, February 29th – March 6th 2016

Politics/Economy Prime Minister Lars Løkke Ramussen was forced to make a cabinet re-shuffle after Environment and Food Minister Eva Kjer Hansen resigned following accusations that she misled parliament over the environmental impact of…

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Posted on 04. Mar, 2016 in: News

Minister quizzed over Snowden rendition guarantees

Justice Minister Soren Pind has refused to say whether Denmark sought specific guarantees from the USA before allowing a so-called rendition flight to land at Copenhagen Airport, Politiko writes. Pind was answering questions…

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Posted on 04. Mar, 2016 in: News

Ombudsman to rule on Nykredit mortgage dispute

Consumer Ombudsman Christina Toftegaard Nielsen is to examine the actions of one of Denmark’s largest lenders, Nykredit, which has faced strong criticism for changing the terms of a popular home loan. According to…

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Posted on 04. Mar, 2016 in: News

More charges likely in OW Bunker fraud investigation

More charges could be filed as a result of a police investigation into the collapse of Danish maritime fuel company OW Bunker, writes Berlingske.  On Thursday, it emerged that three senior executives were…

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Posted on 04. Mar, 2016 in: News

Government to slash foreign aid budget

The Danish government is to implement major cuts to its foreign aid programs, TV2 reports. According to Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, the nation needs to be “ruthless” in determining future priority areas. Over…

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Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in: News

Armed police drama at Christiansborg

Armed police detained a man following an incident outside the Danish parliament that involved guns being drawn, BT reports. According to witnesses, the drama unfolded after a man, thought to be an Italian…

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Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in: News

Computer error led to 800 flight cancellations

A system error led to the cancellation of 800 Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flights on five different European routes over a 15 week period, the travel website Checkin.dk reported Thursday.  The glitch affected passengers…

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Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in: News

Border checks to be extended

Temporary controls at Denmark’s border with Germany are to be extended for another month, Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg said Thursday. The measure follows Sweden’s decision to extend its own border checks with Denmark,…

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Posted on 02. Mar, 2016 in: News

Lauritzen admits “inadequate response”

Tax Minister  Karsten Lauritzen apologized to parliament Wednesday afternoon following claims that he had provided misleading information to a high-level parliamentary committee. The minister has come under fire for allegedly providing misleading answers…

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Posted on 02. Mar, 2016 in: News

Asia bank boss in Copenhagen

Jin Liqun, President of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),  stressed the new investment powerhouse isn’t just a new Chinese National Bank when he visited Copenhagen, Thursday. During talks with Foreign 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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