Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Government boosts defence spending but U.S. Ambassador wants more

A cross-party majority has agreed to increase defence spending to 1.5% of GDP in 2023, up from the planned 1.35%, but it’s still not enough for USA’s ambassador to Denmark, Carla H. Sands….

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

UN refugees facing deportation

Some of the world’s most vulnerable UN ‘quota’ refugees who’ve been forcibly displaced risk being sent back to their own country under the government’s proposal for a ‘paradigm change’ in immigration policy. Although…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Voters lukewarm about Løkke and Mette

As the election approaches voters still aren’t convinced about the two main candidates for prime minister. In a new Norstat poll for Jyllands-Posten 30% prefer Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen and 26% Lars…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Russian court to hand down Jehova’s Witness ruling next week

A Danish national facing a lengthy prison sentence in Russia for being a member of the outlawed Jehova’s Witnesses will hear his fate next week. Final arguments were completed on January 30th in…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

German workers head north

An increasing number of Germans are making the short trip across the border to work in southern Denmark every day, tempted by higher wages and shorter working hours. It’s estimated that around 14,500…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Falck accused of harassing rival

Nationwide emergency services company Falck has been reported to the police for misusing its dominant market position to force Netherlands rival Bios out of the market. Head of the Competition Council Christian Schultz…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Minister wants limits on Denmark’s biggest pension fund

Labour Minister Troels Lund Poulsen has called for more political supervision of ATP, Denmark’s biggest pension fund. All wage-earners in Denmark with more than 9 hours of work per week are required to…

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Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in: News

Business shorts

New bank scandal / Job cuts at Danish Crown / Vestager blocks EU rail merger Spar Nord, which prides itself as ‘Denmark’s most personal bank’ has been forced to downwardly adjust profit expectations…

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Posted on 30. Jan, 2019 in: News

3 security challenges facing Denmark – Russia is number one

Russia is the biggest threat to Denmark’s security right now – the latest Defence Intelligence (FE) evaluation warns that a ‘self confident, aggressive Russian has since Putin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsular in…

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Posted on 30. Jan, 2019 in: News

More defence spending as Denmark edges towards 2% NATO target

The Danish military is to get DKK4.5bn ($700m) more than agreed in last year’s defence bill, raising military spending to 1.5 percent of GDP in 2023, up from the planned 1.35 percent. The…

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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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