Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Finance Minister rejects local government demands

Budget negotiations between the government and local municipalities broke down, Monday, after Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen refused to back down on the reprioritisation duty that requires councils to pay 1% of their…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Asylum figures hit new low

Only 56 people applied for asylum in Denmark last week, the latest Integration Ministry figures show, including 11 from Afghanistan, five from Syria but only two from Iraq – the rest were from…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Doubts about ‘imam package’

A political move to fight extremism and prevent radicalisation has been dismissed as an ‘empty gesture’ by experts. Ahead of the latest round of all-party talks today regarding the ‘imam package’, which includes…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Islamic bookseller appeals to Supreme Court

‘The Bookseller from Bronshøj’ who was sentenced to four years in prison last year with deportation to follow, will be given the opportunity to appeal the ruling at the Supreme Court today. Said Mansour,…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Africans – ‘don’t call us negroes’

Nearly 1,400 people of African descent living in Denmark have backed a Facebook campaign urging Danes to stop calling them ‘negro’. The response comes after a survey last week showed that one in…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Denmark moves up competiton rankings – with a warning

Denmark is the world’s sixth-most competitive economy according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook, an annual report published today by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development. Green solutions and motivated employees have helped move Denmark up…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

‘Big money’ continues to invest in coal

Danish pension funds ‘talk green but invest black’. A new climate study by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) shows that although there’s an increasing trend towards greener investments, Denmark’s largest 16 pension funds…

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Posted on 31. May, 2016 in: News

Taxpayers facing extra bill for bank rescue package

Danish taxpayers could be facing an extra bill of around DKK3,000 per year for rescuing the country’s banks from bankruptcy during the financial crisis of 2008, National Bank data shows. News agency Reuters…

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Posted on 30. May, 2016 in: News

Finance Minister ‘forgot’ to declare DKK 400,000 in campaign funding

Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksens has received DKK400,000 in campaign funding without informing the authorities, as legally required. A new book charting the extent of lobbyism in Danish politics, ‘Hidden Money’ by two…

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Posted on 30. May, 2016 in: News

DNA demand for refugee father of 20

Politicians are demanding that a Syrian refugee who has been granted family reunification for seventeen children in this country be DNA tested to prove all the kids are his own. Two of his…

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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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