Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Liberals: Burqa ban will happen

It’s only a question of time before Denmark bans Muslim women from wearing full-face Islamic veils, the Liberals’ integration spokesman Marcus Knuth said yesterday in response to the Conservatives’ call for the three…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

German support for child benefit cap

Germany has backed Denmark’s plan to index child benefits to living costs in the country the children come from. Denmark has repeatedly demanded a change to EU rules so child support matches the…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Løkke facing quotas reprimand

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen could be facing a reprimand in the fishing quotas scandal. In a new report published Wednesday the National Audit Office (Rigsrevisionen) strongly criticised the Ministry of Food for…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Dip in benefits claimants

The number of people claiming out of work benefits is the lowest for nine years. At the start of the year around 700,000 people were claiming some form of welfare entitlement, such a…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Amnesty denounces surveillance exports to repressive regimes

Amnesty International has called for stricter rules regarding the export of advanced surveillance technology so it doesn’t end up in the ‘wrong hands’. After it was revealed two months ago that Denmark has exported…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Cyber attack could cost Maersk $300m

The aggressive cyber attack that paralysed Maersk in June could cost up to DKK2bn ($300m), the company said in its half-yearly accounts published Wednesday (see below). The impact will first be reflected in…

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Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in: News

Business shorts

Mixed news for Maersk, Carlsberg Maersk: A.P. Møller-Maersk (APM)  CEO Søren Skou said the company’s freight wing, Maersk Line, the world’s biggest, has ‘finally escaped the clutches of the financial crisis’ after earning DKK2.1bn…

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Posted on 16. Aug, 2017 in: News

Conservatives call for anti-burqa coalition

The Conservatives have urged their coalition partners to support a bill to ban the burqa. The bill, put forward by the Danish People’s Party (DPP) this autumn, would, if passed, require the police…

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Posted on 16. Aug, 2017 in: News

Anti-Islamists disturb bishop’s sermon

An anti-Islamist couple who interrupted a sermon at Roskilde Cathedral with an Islamic call to prayers have been charged with disturbing a church service. The couple, from the Stop Islamisation of Denmark organisation…

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Posted on 16. Aug, 2017 in: News

Autumn’s political battleground: Tax, budget, local elections

Autumn’s legislative session will be dominated by three major issues according to leading commentators – tax reform, the 2018 budget, and November’s local authority elections. TV2 analyst, and former Conservative leader, Hans Engell…

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