Posted on 04. Jan, 2018 in: TWTW

The Year That Was – The main news events in Denmark, 2017 (2)

Following on from yesterday we bring an overview of  what made the news during the final six months of 2017 July/August: Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen urged Donald Trump to ‘straighten himself out, focus…


Posted on 03. Jan, 2018 in: TWTW

While you were away – a brief summary of the Christmas/New Year news:

Politics/Economy: The Social Democrats were given a Christmas boost by a new opinion poll showing the party would win 31.1% of the vote, and power, if an election was held today – policy…


Posted on 03. Jan, 2018 in: TWTW

The Year That Was – The main news events in Denmark, 2017

2017 ended with the government in disarray after failing to agree tax and immigration reform with the Danish People’s Party (DPP) – two issues that dominated the political agenda throughout the year. Here’s…


Posted on 18. Dec, 2017 in: TWTW

PM criticises EU refugee quota programme

Forcing EU member countries to take obligatory quotas of refugees and asylum seekers ‘doesn’t work’, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said at a Brussels summit, Friday. He said instead of talking about how to re-distribute ‘the…


Posted on 17. Dec, 2017 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, December 11th – December 17th 2017        

Politics/Economy: The government finally put together a majority for the 2018 budget but coalition partner, the Liberal Alliance (LA), threatened to vote against the bill on December 22nd unless a parallel agreement on…


Posted on 10. Dec, 2017 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, December 4th – December 10th 2017        

Politics/Economy: Liberal Alliance (LA) leader Anders Samuelsen upped the stakes in stalled budget negotiations by speculating about the possibility of a snap election if the Danish People’s Party (DPP) refuses to make concessions….


Posted on 03. Dec, 2017 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, November 27th –December 3rd 2017       

Politics/Economy Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said the government is determined to serve its full term in office and there will be no general election before he’s constitutionally required to call one. Danish…


Posted on 26. Nov, 2017 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, November 20th – November 26th 2017

Politics/Economy Social Democrat leader Mette Frederiksen attributed the party’s success in Tuesday’s municipal elections to voters ‘who are slowly regaining confidence in us’. With 32.45% of the vote the Social Democrats made gains…


Posted on 24. Nov, 2017 in: News, TWTW

Controversial ex-minister takes over at Børsen

Former finance minister Bjarne Corydon is the new editor in chief at financial daily Børsen. During his time as minister in the previous Social Democrat-led government Mr Corydon, ex-prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s right-hand…


Posted on 19. Nov, 2017 in: TWTW

The Week That Was, November 13th – November 19th 2017       

Politics/Economy A candidate for the far-right New Conservatives (Nye Borgerlige) in this week’s municipal elections was expelled for racism – in a direct-mail campaign to voters in Gentofte, under the heading ‘Dear Patriots’,…


7:59 – All the Danish News That Fits

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