Posted on 16. Sep, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 10th – 16th 2018

Politics/Economy:  Integration Minister Inger Støjberg pleaded with colleagues to stop criticising her in public – the ruling Liberals’ policy spokeswoman, Britt Bager, citizenship spokesman, Jan E. Jørgensen, and housing spokesman, Martin Geertsen, have…


Posted on 09. Sep, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 3rd – 9th 2018

Politics/Economy The ruling Liberals kick-started their election campaign with full-page newspaper adverts proclaiming themselves as ‘the party of welfare’ – the right-leaning think tank CEPOS called it the ‘wrong strategy’ and a long…


Posted on 03. Sep, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 27th – September 3rd 2018

Politics/Economy Welfare spending will rise to DKK4.2bn next year as the government prioritised children, the elderly, and health in its pre-election 2019 draft budget – other key points include DKK1bn to underprivileged children…


Posted on 26. Aug, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 20th – August 26th 2018

Politics/Economy The latest Epinion voter survey for DR News projected an overall gain for the five centre-right alliance parties, who would win 87 seats if an election was held today – seven more…


Posted on 19. Aug, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 13th – August 18th 2018

Politics/Economy Finance Minister Kristian Jensen said the ruling Liberals no longer have plans to reduce income tax, just two weeks after announcing they have also dropped their goal of zero public sector growth…


Posted on 13. Aug, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 6th – August 12th 2018

Politics/Economy The division on the right deepened – Liberal Alliance leader Anders Samuelsen said he would fight to keep the current Lib/Con/LA coalition together after the next election if the centre-right wins but…


Posted on 05. Aug, 2018 in: TWTW

Summer Summary – the main news while you were away

Here’s a brief overview of the past three weeks’ news. If you’ve been away you didn’t miss much – apart from a heatwave and the sunniest July on record. Politics/Economy The next election…


Posted on 08. Jul, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, July 2nd – July 8th 2018

Politics/Economy Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen defended Denmark’s level of defence spending after receiving a letter from U.S. President Trump demanding an increase. A majority of voters still believe the government coalition, backed…


Posted on 01. Jul, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 25th – July 1st 2018

Politics/Economy Uffe Elbæk, head of the radical green Alternative party, put himself forward as a potential prime minister after the next election, claiming he’s tired of the usual ‘presidential run-off’ between two candidates….


Posted on 24. Jun, 2018 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 18th – June 24th 2018

Politics/Economy Experts expressed concern about politicians’ quick transition to lobbyism, following Brian Mikkelsen’s surprising resignation as business minister to become CEO of the Danish Chamber of Commerce – he was replaced by the…


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