Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Greenland, USA settle Thule dispute

After years of negotiations, Denmark, the USA, and Greenland have finally reached agreement on a new service and operations contract for Thule Air Force Base in Northern Greenland. The dispute started in 2014…

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Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Denmark questions EU minimum wage plan

Labour Minister Peter Hummelgaard has warned that the EU’s plan to establish a minimum wage could undermine the Danish labour market model. He said on Wednesday that the government is ‘seeking clarification as…

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Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Gender minister launches study into extent of gay conversion therapy

Minister for Gender Equality Mogens Jensen has launched a study into the possibility of outlawing conversion therapy for homosexuals. Earlier this year Germany’s parliament passed a law banning so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ for young people. Mr…

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Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Daily infections top 1,000 again

The number of daily corona cases topped 1,000 for the second time this week, Wednesday. 1,107 people tested positive, the second-highest figure since the start of the epidemic. 136 people are hospitalised, one…

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Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Queen cancels royal audiences as virus spreads

Queen Margrethe has severely restricted her access to the public as the corona virus spreads. After announcing earlier this month that the Queen had cancelled her New Year galas for the government, members…

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Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in: News

Copenhagen 3rd in work-life balance

Copenhagen has been named one of the best cities in the world in terms of work-life balance. According to the 2020 Work-Life Balance Index  the Danish capital comes third out of the 50…

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Posted on 28. Oct, 2020 in: News

New DKK8bn corona aid package

A cross-party majority reached agreement late last night on a new, extended DKK8bn financial aid package for the business and cultural sectors. A further DKK28bn has been set aside to ‘ease liquidity problems’….

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Posted on 28. Oct, 2020 in: News

Infections down but ‘R’ rate up

745 new corona cases were registered, Tuesday, as the number of hospitisations fell by 8, to 137. The figures were based on a 19-hour period due to technical problems at the National Serum…

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Posted on 28. Oct, 2020 in: News

Government has no vaccine strategy

The health authorites have no plan in place for who would be the first in line to receive a corona vaccine. Berlingske reports this morning that while countries such as Norway, Sweden, and…

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Posted on 28. Oct, 2020 in: News

NATO slams Danish defence spending

Denmark’s defence spending is not sufficient to meet its NATO commitments according to the NATO Defence Planning Capability Review 2019/2020, which criticises Denmark for ‘lagging behind’ in its financial contribution to the alliance….

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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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