Posted on 10. Oct, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, October 3rd – October 9th 2016

Politics/Economy Parliament’s traditional opening debate, Thursday, lasted nearly 14 hours – in his concluding remarks, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen noted that despite widespread agreement on the challenges facing Denmark, parties are divided…


Posted on 03. Oct, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 26th – October 2nd 2016

Politics/Economy The New Conservatives, who now have the 20,000 verified voter signatures needed to be put on the ballot at the next general election, would win 4.3% of the vote if an election…


Posted on 26. Sep, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 18th – September 25th 2016

Politics/Economy The Danish People’s Party (DPP) and Liberal Alliance (LA) continued to argue about tax relief for higher earners, making a centre-right deal on the government’s 2025 political and economic agenda unlikely –…


Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 11th – September 18th 2016

Politics/Economy Danish People’s Party (DPP) leader Kristian Thulesen repeated his call for a centrist alliance between his own party, the Social Democrats, and the ruling Liberals, instead of the ‘artificial’ electoral blocs that…


Posted on 12. Sep, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, September 4th – September 11th 2016

Politics/Economy The government gave the National Tax Authority (SKAT) the go ahead to purchase confident tax details about Danish citizens contained in the so-called ‘Panama Papers’. Tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen, said he’s willing…


Posted on 05. Sep, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 29th –  September 3rd 2016

Politics/Economy The government published its much-anticipated 2025 economic stimulus plan, Tuesday, touching on all areas of the economy with moves to boost growth, create jobs and limit welfare entitlements. Prime Minister Lars Løkke…


Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 22nd – 28th 2026

Politics/Economy A new poll indicated the centre-left opposition would win power if an election was held today, led by the Social Democrats who have gained 2.7 percentage points, the equivalent of five seats…


Posted on 22. Aug, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 15th – 21st 2016

Politics/Economy Berlingske characterised upcoming cross-party political negotiations as the ‘most complex’ in modern times which could, according to the paper, lead to the demise of the government. Opposition leader Mette Frederiksen warned there’d…


Posted on 15. Aug, 2016 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, August 8th – 14th 2016

Politics/Economy The Danish People’s Party will demand even stricter immigration restrictions as their price for supporting tax cuts in upcoming negotiations with the government – party leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl presented a 5-point…


Posted on 08. Aug, 2016 in: TWTW

While you were away

It’s been a slow – very slow – summer for news in Denmark but for those of you who’ve been away here’s a summary of the main stories from the past three weeks….


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