Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 in: News

EU Commission fuels border dispute

The EU Commission has no intention of instigating legal action against Denmark at the present time. In response to Tax Minister Peter Christensen’s challenge to the EU to sue Denmark if it believes…

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Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 in: News

Prescription drugs turn users into junkies

400,000 people in this country were prescribed with strong, habit-forming painkillers such as morphine and Ketogan last year, a rise of 33% since 2001. The massive increase has made Denmark the world’s fourth-largest…

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Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 in: News

Opposition will reward ex-criminals

Former criminals should be rewarded if they behave themselves. A new Socialist People’s Party (SPP) proposal, backed by the Social Democrats, would wipe out a person’s legal costs and criminal record if they…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Botulism strikes Copenhagen teenager

A 16 year old boy from the Copenhagen area is hospitalised with a rare form of food poisoning, called botulism, after eating Urtekram vegetarian products. The company has recalled their tofu product as…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Cancer researcher accused of espionage

Intelligence documents reveal that the respected Czech cancer researcher, Jiri Bartek, who has worked in Denmark for the last 20 years, was at one time a spy for the Czech secret intelligence service, StB.  The espionage…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Consumer confidence remains low

Danish consumers continue to keep a tight rein on the purse strings. New Statistics Denmark figures show the Consumer Confidence Index fell to minus 0.6 in July, mirroring the weak spending activity of…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Confusion surrounds EU Commission letter

Tax Minister Peter Christensen continued to chastise the EU Commission today for failing to follow through on its threat to send a letter voicing concern about Denmark’s border control, even though Ministry official…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Warship crew acted in self-defence

The Judge Advocate General Corps (Forsvarets Auditørkorps) has ruled that the crew of the Danish warship Esbern Snare were acting in self-defence when they shot and killed four Somali pirates during an exchange…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Secret millionaire gives savings to Red Cross

A Red Cross voluntary worker discovered a million kroner cash donation when emptying one of the aid organisation’s re-cycled clothes skips in Jyderup yesterday. The cash was stuffed in a number of envelopes alongside…

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Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 in: News

Minister to EU: Sue us

Tax Minister Peter Christensen has challenged the EU Commission to sue Denmark. He told DR news yesterday that he’s had enough of the constant EU debate about Denmark’s border control and if the…

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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: TODAS LAS NOTICIAS DANESAS DEL MOMENTO.
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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