Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Government resumes push for offshore asylum centres

The government is in talks with a number of countries about the possibility of setting up Australian-style ‘reception centres’ outside the EU where asylum seekers could be processed before they arrive in Europe –…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Government aims for zero asylum seekers

Despite figures showing the lowest number of asylum seekers since 1998 the government is determined to go even further by aiming for zero. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told parliament, Friday, that while she…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

‘Fascist’ demonstrators burn effigy of prime minister

Parties on both sides of the aisle have condemned the burning of an effigy of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen at a Copenhagen demonstration, Saturday. According to reports around 1,000 supporters of the radical…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Liberal leader gets tough on immigration

The Liberals (Venstre) want to exclude ‘deadbeat’ immigrants from welfare handouts. At an extraordinary party conference over the weekend, under pressure leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, who’s been accused of being ‘soft’ on immigration, said…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Støjberg coy about future: ‘Tomorrow’s another day’

Ex-immigration minister Inger Støjberg may have been forced out as the Liberals’ deputy leader of but hasn’t quit the party – yet. In a speech to delegates at the party’s extraordinary party conference over…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Liberal leader urges Inger to ‘come clean’

Liberal leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen has urged his former deputy leader, Inger Støjberg, to ‘come clean’ and state whether she intends to remain in the party. Following an extraordinary party conference,  Sunday, where the…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Virus updates

Infections fall…..33 Dubai arrivals had ‘false negative’….British variant on the rise…. 754 new corona cases were reported, Sunday, as the infection rate continues to fall – however, the number of people hospitilased by…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

UAE contests flight ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has queries Denmark’s claim that coronavirus test results obtained when leaving Dubai could be unreliable. After the Transport Ministry last week suspended flights from Dubai for five days while…

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Posted on 25. Jan, 2021 in: News

Foreign Minister hosts virtual climate summit

Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod hosted a top-level virtual meeting, Friday, with President Biden’s specially-appointed climate envoy John Kerry, EU foreign ministers, EU High Representative Josep Borrell, and First Vice President of the European…

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Posted on 22. Jan, 2021 in: News

Mette shakes up her cabinet

Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen has set up a new ministry and announced a ‘mini’ cabinet reshuffle. The New Ministry for the Interior and Housing will be headed by Kaare Dybvad Bek while Astrid…

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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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