Posted on 30. Dec, 2020 in: News

Q3 growth better than reported

Third-quarter (Q3) growth figures have been upwardly revised. According to new Statistics Denmark data GDP (Gross Domestic Product) rose more than previously reported as exports jumped. GDP expanded 5.2% from the second quarter,…

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Posted on 29. Dec, 2020 in: News

Liberals’ division signals civil war

The opposition Liberals (Venstre) are heading for ‘civil war’ after party leader Jacob Ellemann Jensen said, Monday, he’s waiting for an independent legal review of the Child Bride Commission’s interim report but is ready to…

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Posted on 29. Dec, 2020 in: News

Liberals hang Støjberg out to dry

Liberal leadership has backed party leader Jacob Ellemann-Jensen’s support for an impeachment trial of former integration minister Inger Støjberg. According to tabloid daily BT only one member of the party’s steering committee disagrees with…

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Posted on 29. Dec, 2020 in: News

Virus updates

‘Alarming’ death rate….Hospitalisations on the rise….Town Hall Square in lockdown on New Year’s Eve…. The number of people hospitalised by Covid rose sharply, Monday, to 872 – 55 up on the precious day….

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Posted on 29. Dec, 2020 in: News

Economists predict Q1 crisis followed by Spring recovery

Even with a Covid vaccine the Danish economy is going to get worse before it gets better. Leading economists project an exceedingly difficult first quarter (Q1) in 2021 followed by a Spring uptick. Professor…

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Posted on 29. Dec, 2020 in: News

Full steam ahead for Nord Stream 2 in January

Construction of Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is expected to resume in Danish territorial waters on January 15th. The project was halted one year ago when Swiss pipe-laying company Allseas suspended…

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Posted on 28. Dec, 2020 in: News

79-year-old receives first vaccination as fightback against Covid-19 gets underway

The long-awaited national coronavirus vaccine rollout was launched simultaneously, Sunday, at three care homes in different parts of the country. 79-year-old Leif Heiselberg, a resident of the Ældrecenter Øst nursing home in Odense…

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Posted on 28. Dec, 2020 in: News

Prime Minister: Vaccine is our moon landing

At a brief press conference following the vaccination of the first care home residents on Sunday, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Denmark expects to receive a further 40,000 vaccines today (Monday) in addition…

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Posted on 28. Dec, 2020 in: News

8 out of 10 support vaccinations

Despite initial hesitancy there’s now widespread public support for the national vaccination programme. In a new Megafon survey for TV2, 79% respondents said they are ready to be immunised, one of the highest…

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Posted on 28. Dec, 2020 in: News

2.6 million more vaccines on the way

Denmark has secured an order for an extra 2.6 million Covid vaccines from Pfizer/Biontech with an expected delivery date of late March, early April, Thomas Senderovitz, Director General of the Danish Medicines Agency, confirmed yesterday….

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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-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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