Posted on 30. Jun, 2019 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 24th – 30th 2019:

Politics/Economy: Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen became Denmark’s youngest-ever prime minister after finalising terms for a one-party minority government with her left-wing allies. After Denmark became the third Nordic country this year to…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

New PM names youthful cabinet

Denmark’s youngest-ever prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, has named a fairly youthful cabinet with an average age of 41.8. Nicolai Wammen, minister for Europe and defence minister in the previous Social Democrat-led government, is…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Løkke says goodbye with an ‘I’ll be back’ threat

Departing prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen handed over the ‘office keys’ to his successor, Mette Fredriksen, at an informal ministry of state ceremony, Thursday, but vowed to return. Mr Rasmussen said he’s developed…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Tough start for Mette

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will ‘hit the ground running’ with a trip to Brussels on Sunday to attend her first European Council meeting with other EU heads of states and governments. The summit…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Kofod brings experience to Foreign Ministry

45-year-old Jeppe Kofod is Denmark’s new Foreign Minister, replacing ex-Liberal Alliance leader Anders Samuelsen who quit politics three weeks ago following the party’s disastrous election result. Mr Kofod, a Danish MP since 1998,…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

New immigration minister faces balancing act

38-year-old Mattias Tesfaye will have one of the toughest jobs in the new government as immigration and integration minister, political commentators predicted yesterday. As the Social Democrats’ immigration spokesman for the past four…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Paludan attacker slapped with deportation order

A Syrian asylum seeker is facing deportation after being found guilty of throwing stones at anti-Islamist Rasmus Paludan. The 24-year-old man, who was also given a 60-day prison sentence, told Viborg City Court…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Killers face death penalty for backpacker murders

The prosecutorial authorities in Morocco have demanded the death penalty for three men charged with slaying Danish backpacker Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland, who had their throats slit while…

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Posted on 28. Jun, 2019 in: News

Business shorts

Bank execs fined DKK225m / Bio-tech company aims for US stock market / Chile air freight company opens direct route to Copenhagen…… Eight former executives of Amagerbanken, a Danish lender that collapsed in…

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Posted on 27. Jun, 2019 in: News

Political, business reaction to new government

After formally advising HM Queen Margrethe that Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen should form a government, Wednesday, outgoing prime minister declined to talk politics but used the occasion to praise Denmark. He told…

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