Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Thousands of refugees could be sent home

More than 25,000 refugees are at risk of being sent home as a result of the government’s ‘paradigm shift’ in policy that will lead to more focus on repatriation and less on integration. The…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Service industry fears government’s repatriation policy

Service industry professionals have warned the government that hotels, restaurants, and cleaning firms will run short of manpower if refugees are sent home. Ahead of the vote on the government’s planned ‘paradigm shift’…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Experts: Welfare cuts have created an underclass

Experts have accused the government of creating an underclass with its low start rate of entitlements for welfare claimants – the so-called ‘integration benefit’ – that  disproportionally targets jobless refugees and migrants. Researcher Jørgen…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Social Democrats lead the way in EU polls

The Social Democrats look like being the big winner at this year’s EU election. A weighted average of all recent polls indicates Denmark’s biggest party will win five seats at the May election,…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

DPP demands border control with Sweden

The Danish People’s Party (DPP) has called for extensive border controls, including all ferry, car and train transport to Sweden. The Swedish government imposed border checks on all passengers from Denmark in 2016…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Environment Minister: 11 billion good reasons to build border fence

Environment & Food Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen has again dismissed international criticism of the 70km fence currently being constructed along Denmark’s southern border to control the migration of wild boar, carriers of the deadly African…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Danish environmentalist nabs top UN job

Another Dane has been hand-picked to head a top UN agency. Following the appointment earlier this month of General Michael Lollesgaard to head of the UN ceasefire-monitoring team in Yemen, UN secretary-general António…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

GDP up 0.8% in Q4

Danish GDP grew by 0.8% during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 compared to Q3, giving an annual growth rate of 1.1%, higher than the EU’s own prediction of 0.8%. Senior economist Morten…

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Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 in: News

Business shorts

Vestas leads the world in wind energy / Orsted in French, Belgian partnership / Local airport launches new airline…. Wind energy company Vestas is the leading onshore wind turbine company in the world…

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Posted on 17. Feb, 2019 in: News

Crime reduction body opposes community service cutbacks

A plan to cut the number of offences punishable by community service orders is unwise, the independent Crime Prevention Council (Kriminalpræventive Råd) has said. The council was responding to a cross-party legal proposal…

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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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