Posted on 18. Jul, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week that Was, July 11th – July 17th, 2011

Politics Conservative party leader Lars Barfoed refused to offer any guarantee of a new term alongside coalition partners, the Liberals, even if Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen remains in power. Barfoed also criticised…


Posted on 11. Jul, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, July 4th – July 10th , 2011

Politics Although all opinion polls show the opposition heading for a comfortable victory in this year’s election, a new breakdown of voter preference showed that a majority of the ‘undecided’, who could prove…


Posted on 04. Jul, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, June 27th – July 3rd, 2011

Politics The government’s border control bill became reality, Friday, after the opposition’s motion to reject the controversial proposals was defeated in parliament. At least 50 new customs officials will now be patrolling the…


Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 in: TWTW

7.59 – Danish News Today – The Week That Was, June 20th – June 26th, 2011

Politics Liberal and Conservative constituency chairmen have urged their respective party leaderships to distance themselves from the shrill, aggressive tone of the Danish People’s Party (DPP) in this year’s election campaign. One local…


Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 in: TWTW

7.59 – Danish News Today – The Week That Was, June 13th – June 19th, 2011

Politics / Foreign Affairs The government was on the back-foot all week after parliament narrowly passed a proposal to introduce stricter border control checks. During a grilling by Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee, Minister…


Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was: 6th June-12th June

Politics Party leaders and other prominent politicians set out the themes for the coming election during Constitution Day speeches. Denmark had been very close to a June election, reported Berlingske Tidende, with a…


Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was: May 30th-June 5th

Politics The latest opinion poll showed the opposition with a comfortable 94-81 seat majority. Finance Minister Frederiksen announced a final agreement on the government’s 2020 spending plans, meaning that the state could now…


Posted on 30. May, 2011 in: TWTW

7.59 – Danish News Today – The Week That Was, May 23rd – May 29th, 2011

Politics After six weeks of negotiations the government has finally been able to stitch together a majority for its 2020 plan, with the fragile support of independent MP Pia Christmas Møller. Speculation mounted…


Posted on 22. May, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was: May 15th-May 22nd.

Politics The government concluded a deal, Friday, that will tighten the eligibility requirements for early retirement and a state-funded pension. The government this week also finally reached its target of finding the DKK47bn…


Posted on 16. May, 2011 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, May 9th – May15th 2011

Politics After nearly five months of constant political debate, the two government coalition parties, alongside the Danish People’s Party, Social Liberals, and one-seat Christian Democrats, finally thrashed out a retirement reform deal that,…


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