Posted on 27. May, 2020 in: News

Government moves to ban child bride weddings

The government has announced plans to ban religious weddings involving child brides and increase the penalty for keeping minors trapped in a marriage against their will. Integration Minister Mattias Tesfaye said yesterday he…

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Posted on 27. May, 2020 in: News

Business shorts

Retail sales make gradual comeback…6 big-name companies sign ‘groundbreaking’ wind energy deal… Retail sales surprisingly rose in April after falling in the previous month as the covid-19 pandemic halted spending. The latest Statistics…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Government defends ‘miserly’ loan offer to struggling states

The government has defended its rejection of France and Germany’s proposal for a €500bn European Recovery Fund following criticism of its ‘miserly’ policy. As an alternative, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, and Sweden  – the…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Former minister backtracks – a press release is not an instruction

Calling a press release an instruction is pure nonsense, former immigration minister Inger Støjberg said yesterday on her second day of testimony to the child brides commission – even though she’s done so…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Right wing parties woo Inger

If the Liberals’ deputy leader Inger Støjberg is forced out of the party by the child brides controversy she’d be welcomed with open arms by parties on the right. Danish People’s Party whip,…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Border controls eased for separated couples

Border controls were relaxed, Monday, as the government eased coronavirus restrictions for travellers from other Scandinavian countries and Germany, providing they are visiting Denmark for a legitimate ‘purpose’. Cross-border couples separated by the…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

MPs fight defamation charge

On the first day of the defamation trial against three leading MPs, Monday, female imam Sherin Khankan claimed that one of the accused, Denmark’s leading immigrant politician, Syrian-born Naser Khader, was ‘obssessed’ with…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Massive borrowing needed to finance aid packages

The state needs to raise DKK 294bn (443bn) in 2020 to finance the emergency measures implement by the government to fight the devastation caused by the corona crisis – DKK 207bn more than…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Virus figures at 10-week low

There were only 27 new cases of coronavirus, Monday, the lowest since March 14th shortly after virus gripped Denmark. One person died, bringing the death toll to 563, but hospitalisations fell to 116,…

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Posted on 26. May, 2020 in: News

Business shorts

‘Cautious’ rise in consumer confidence….Fitness industry running on empty…Business giants join together in hydrogen fuel investment…. Consumer confidence improved very slightly in May, mainly due to households’ better assessment of the personal financial…

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