Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

PM: Lockdown decision was purely political

The decision to close down Denmark on March 11th was ’political’, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Friday after Jyllands Posten reported how the Danish Health Authority had the previous day presented her…

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Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

Stojberg comes up with new defence in child brides controversy

The Integration Ministry held two conflicting positions regarding the processing of asylum seeker couples in 2016, ex-minister Inger Støjberg told the Child Brides Commission, Sunday. Under Ms Støjberg’s leadership the Ministry issued a…

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Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

Denmark behind alternative EU plan

Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, and Sweden  – the so-called ‘Frugal Four’– have put forward an alternative plan to France and Germany’s proposal for a €500bn European Recovery Fund. According to the Austrian Der Standard newspaper…

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Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

Ex-DPP leader: ‘Back to basics’

Danish People’s Party (DPP) founder Pia Kjærsgaard is determined to restore the populist party to its former glory by refocusing on immigration. 21.1% of the electorate voted for the DPP in 2015 following…

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Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

Controversy over Øresund sewage dump

Minister for the Environment Lea Wermelin is under pressure to stop 290,000 cubic metres of raw sewage and untreated waste water being dumped into the Øresund strait between Denmark and Sweden. Ms Wammen has said…

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Posted on 25. May, 2020 in: News

Business shorts

Banks to continue work at home policy post-corona….Fraud Squad investigates abuse of aid funding…Pesnion funds ready to invest in government’s energy islands…  Nearly a third of all Danish banks and financial institutions plan…

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Posted on 24. May, 2020 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 18th – 24th 2020:

Coronavirus/ What happened last week: Following a long day of negotiations ahead of the public holiday, Thursday, the government reached agreement with all parties to speed up the reopening process – ‘places of…

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Posted on 22. May, 2020 in: News

Government agrees to speed up reopening process

Following a long day of negotiations ahead of the public holiday the government reached agreement with all parties to speed up the reopening process. ‘Places of culture’ including theatres, cinemas, zoos, and art…

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Posted on 22. May, 2020 in: News

Parties question government’s rush to lockdown

The political unity behind the government’s corona containment policy is starting to crumble. Following a Jyllands Posten review highly critical of the government’s decision-making process ahead of the widespread lockdown in March 11th…

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Posted on 22. May, 2020 in: News

Swedish death rate slows Nordic border opening

Sweden has become the ‘odd man out’ in the Nordic debate about relaxing border restrictions. While Denmark, Norway, and Finland continue to discuss when, and how, to open the borders to each other,…

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