Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Copenhagen NATO conference cancelled after U.S. Ambassador nixes Trump critic

A major NATO conference scheduled for Copenhagen tomorrow (Tuesday) has been cancelled at the last minute by the Danish Atlantic Council after U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands voiced concern about one of…

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Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Media outburst: U.S. Embassy shows disregard for free speech

Danish media have condemned the decision to disinvite Trump critic Stanley Sloan that led to the cancellation of a NATO conference in Copenhagen tomorrow. Politiken’s foreign affairs editor Michael Jarlner called it a…

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Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Government wins cross-party backing for ‘world’s most ambitious climate bill’

The government has received overwhelming cross-party parliamentary backing for its plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% ahead of 2030 compared with 1990 levels. Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen presented what he described as…

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Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Right-wing parties distance themselves from ‘climate populism’

Only two parties refused to support the government’s new climate bill – the business-friendly Liberal Alliance and the anti-migrant New Conservatives. Permille Vermund, head of the New Conservatives who entered parliament for the…

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Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Forged invoice threatens DPP’s EU funding claims

Alarm bells are ringing at the Danish People’s Party (DPP) following the disclosure of a ‘smoking gun’ invoice that discredits its claim that accusations of EU fraud were only based on formalities and…

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Posted on 09. Dec, 2019 in: News

Minister cancels Greenland trip following fraud allegations

Defence Minister Trine Bramsen has cancelled a long-planned trip to Greenland today to deal with the growing controversy regarding alleged misappropriation of funds within her ministry. Experts have warned of possible ‘widespread’ fraud…

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Posted on 08. Dec, 2019 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, December 2nd – December 8th 2019

Politics/Economy: The government and its allies finally reached agreement on the 2020 budget that will increase welfare spending across the board – more childcare workers, more funding for schools, and more money for…

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Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in: News

Admiral: Denmark needs help to keep Russia at bay in Arctic

It  will need a lot of money and military assistance to keep Russian submarines away from Greenland, a former top-ranking naval official said yesterday after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that Denmark, Greenland…

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Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in: News

Ex-PM: ‘Time to get rid of defence opt-out’

Former prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Denmark to drop its defence opt-out so the country can participate fully in joint EU military operations. In response to European Commission President Ursula von der…

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Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in: News

Fraud at military agency?

The Danish military has been accused of not knowing where its money goes after a report by the National Audit office revealed major discrepancies in DKK500m of procurements. An expert warned of possible…

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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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7:59: TODAS LAS NOTICIAS DANESAS DEL MOMENTO.
7:59-Noticias Danesas de Hoy es una nueva fuente de noticias en inglés dirigida especialmente al cuerpo diplomático, extranjeros viviendo en Dinamarca

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