Posted on 13. Aug, 2023 in: TWTW

‘While You Were Away’ – A round-up of the summer news

Politics/Economy: Defence Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen returned to Christiansborg after six months of sick leave to face a political storm over the Israeli arms affair – after presenting a review of the purchasing process…


Posted on 16. Jul, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, July 10th – 16th 2023

Politics/Economy: Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen was handed a key role ahead of the COP28 summit to be held in Dubai in November – coordinating discussions on how far UN member countries have reached…


Posted on 09. Jul, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, July 3rd – 9th 2023

Politics/Economy: Political parties are divided as to whether Denmark should follow the Netherlands and offer an official apology for its own slave trade in the Caribbean 300 years ago. A Danish People’s Party (DPP)…


Posted on 02. Jul, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 26th – July 2nd 2023

Politics/Economy: A wide, cross-party majority reached agreement on a new defence bill that will boost military spending by DKK143bn ($21bn) over the next ten years and bring Denmark in line with NATO’s requirement…


Posted on 18. Jun, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 12th -18th 2023

Politics/Economy: Acting Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen came out in defence of beleaguered Liberal leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen who’s accused of misleading parliament over the approval of a DKK1.7bn ($250m) deal with controversial Israeli…


Posted on 12. Jun, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 5th – 11th 2023

Politics/Economy: The government would lose its slim majority if an election was held today – the latest Gallup poll showed the three coalition partners would win no more than 40.2% of the vote,…


Posted on 04. Jun, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 30th – June 4th 2023

Politics/Economy: The government put forward proposals for a 300% increase in military spending over the next ten years – an additional DKK 21.9 bn was allocated to Ukraine over the next five years,…


Posted on 30. May, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 22nd – 28th 2023

Politics/Economy: Conservative leader Søren Pape Poulsen urged the government to reinstate the Great Prayer Day public holiday after new figures showed state coffers are overflowing with cash – the Finance Ministry upwardly adjusted…


Posted on 21. May, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 15th – 21st 2023

Politics/Economy: The economy expanded but at a slower pace during the year’s first quarter (Q1) – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.3% in Q1, following a 0.6% rise in the final quarter…


Posted on 14. May, 2023 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 8th – 14th 2023

Politics/Economy: The latest Democracy Perception Index (DPI) showed that while Danes maintain a strong belief in democracy and fundamental freedom rights there’s increasing concern about how lawmakers are protecting democratic practices. The government…


7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

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