Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

Multi-million boost for Danish diplomacy

After 15 years of cutbacks the government is now planning to give Danish diplomacy a worldwide ‘facelift’ with an extra DKK 35m next year, rising to DKK 70m annually after 2018. Foreign Minister…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

Two more foreign fighters killed

Two more Danish foreign fighters have lost their lives over the past week as fighting in Syria has intensified. One of them, a 25-year-old Danish-Jordanian from Aarhus, reportedly travelled to Syria in 2013…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

Local Liberal politician found guilty of benefit fraud

A local Liberal Party constituency chairman in Assens has been revealed as one of thousands found guilty of social fraud. Documents of recent court rulings obtained by TV2 News show that Carsten Petersen,…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

82.4% say Turkey isn’t a democratic nation

Two thirds of the Danish electorate believe the EU should stop accession negotiations with Turkey completely due to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘undemocratic initiatives’ and his support for reintroducing the death penalty, a new Wilke poll for…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

Hi-tech company in controversial deal with Emirates

A Danish company has been given the green light to supply The United Arab Emirates with hi-tech surveillance equipment even though the regime is notorious for persecuting, jailing, and even torturing dissidents. Documents…

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Posted on 30. Aug, 2016 in: News

Dane charged in UK horsemeat scandal

A Danish company director is at the centre of a horsemeat scandal in the UK. Ulrik Nielsen, 57, from Gentofte, near Copenhagen, and two British nationals have been charged with fraud over the…

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Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 in: News

Government’s 2025 plan is no vote catcher

The government’s ‘2025’ economic agenda to be released tomorrow could prove to be very unpopular with voters. Fewer than three out of ten voters are in favour of a reduction in the punitive top…

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Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 in: News

Liberals want to increase sentencing for assault

Justice Minister Søren Pind is pushing for a crackdown on unmotivated street assaults. In an interview with TV2 News the minister said government will set aside DKK 90 million over the next 4…

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Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 in: News

Politicans’ trip to detention centre causes stir abroad

Six members of parliament’s Immigration and Integration Affairs Committee left Copenhagen on Saturday for a fact-finding trip to Australia’s controversial offshore detention centre for asylum-seekers on the island of Nauru. The trip was…

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Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 in: News

Tax Minister announces plan to overhaul system

Tax Minister Karsten Lauritzen has vowed to overhaul the tax collecting system in the wake of a series of scandals that could have cost the Tax Authority (SKAT) as much as DKK 26bn…

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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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