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EU presidency finalised

1. sep. 2014 14:24English

EU heads of state have agreed to appoint Donald Tusk, the Polish Prime Minister to take over from Herman Van Rompuy as European Commission president.


Vestager to become EU Commissioner

1. sep. 2014 14:21English

The Danish PM has announced that Margrethe Vestager, Minister for the Economy and Internal Affairs is to take up a new post as EU Commissioner.


Østergaard elected SocLib leader

1. sep. 2014 14:17English

New leader leader for the Social Liberal Party.


Computer hacker ready to talk

1. sep. 2014 14:05English

The wall of silence surrounding the biggest hacking scandal in Danish history could soon be falling.


Student suspected in terror manhunt

29. aug. 2014 13:30English

All because one passenger found his nervous behaviour suspicious, university student Alisiv Ceran briefly became Denmark’s most wanted man.


Fewer use service and maintenance scheme

29. aug. 2014 13:27English

Fewer than expected are taking advantage of ‘Boligjobordning’ – the service and maintenance scheme through which homeowners can get tax relief.


VW foots bill to repair motor problem

29. aug. 2014 13:25English

The DR consumer programme ‘Kontant’ has reported that 21 models from the popular VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda car ranges may have serious problems with their engines.


Effect of cash benefit reform limited

28. aug. 2014 14:06English

New figures from the Ministry of Employment show that the cash benefit reform is not having the desired effect.


Parliamentary support for Iraq action

28. aug. 2014 14:02English

Following appeals from both the Iraqi and American governments, the Danish parliament has voted unanimously to make a military contribution to the Iraq crisis.


Residence permits for people of faith

28. aug. 2014 13:59English

A survey revealed that in 2013 130 people of faith were granted Danish residence permits.


Effect of cash benefit reform limited

28. aug. 2014 13:47English

New figures from the Ministry of Employment show that the cash benefit reform is not having the desired effect.


Budget: Danish economy improving

27. aug. 2014 13:20English

Economic growth is finally taking hold in Denmark and the future does not look quite as bleak as before.


Many stop smoking without help

27. aug. 2014 13:17English

There are many methods and aids to help smokers kick the habit. However, a new study shows that most manage to quit without outside help.


Danish FSA criticises police fraud squad

27. aug. 2014 13:14English

The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority thinks that Danish bank bosses have escaped too lightly in the wake of the financial crisis.


Salmonella found in pork chops

27. aug. 2014 13:10English

A batch of marinated pork chops has been withdrawn from the shelves of some supermarkets after it was found to contain traces of salmonella.


Listeria list to be published

26. aug. 2014 14:26English

A total of 40 businesses delayed the recall of meat products from Jørn A. Rullepølser that could potentially have been infected with listeria.


Budget: growth in public spending

26. aug. 2014 14:03English

Lower unemployment and 0.8 per cent growth in public spending in 2015 are just two of the highlights in the government’s budget proposal.


More refugees to Denmark

26. aug. 2014 13:53English

Cecilia Malmström, the Swedish European Commissioner for Internal Affairs thinks Danmark is taking in too few refugees.


Last week of summer: Dry and sunny

26. aug. 2014 13:50English

The last week of August will mostly be warm and pleasant, with temperatures over 20 degrees centigrade.


Electric shock treatment still a mystery

25. aug. 2014 13:18English

Eighty years after its discovery, doctors still do not understand why electroconvulsive therapy works.


Doctors spent research funds on parties

25. aug. 2014 13:16English

The case in which a Copenhagen University Hospital cardiac specialist abused his research funding is becoming more serious.


Danish arms to support Kurds in Iraq

25. aug. 2014 13:14English

The Red-Green Party’s central committee has agreed that its parliamentary group may support sending Danish arms to support Kurds fighting in Iraq.


Three billion kroner benefit shore-up

25. aug. 2014 13:11English

The government has spent DKK 3.3 billion in attempts to shore up the unemployment benefits system.


Denmark to join NATO missile shield

22. aug. 2014 13:50English

Denmark is to become part of the NATO missile defence shield and will equip one or more navy frigates with special radar.


Tulip withdraws listeria meat

22. aug. 2014 13:47English

The Tulip Food Company has recalled three different products from Danish supermarket shelves after traces of listeria were found in a batch in Sweden.


IT systems create Job Centre problems

22. aug. 2014 13:44English

IT systems in Job Centres are preventing EU citizens from looking for work in Denmark.


Government grant practice criticised

22. aug. 2014 13:42English

Many government ministries are allowing civil servants to award grants from closed state funds in contravention of good administrative practice.


Red-Greens challenge economic inequality

22. aug. 2014 13:40English

The Red-Green Party wants economic inequality on the agenda in the Budget.


More disruption from Metro works

21. aug. 2014 14:15English

Copenhagen Metro's City Circle Line is likely to be delayed by seven months and neighbours to the site are angry that the disruption will continue.


Billion DKK package for chronically ill

21. aug. 2014 14:13English

New health care package will intensify support for the chronically ill and cancer patients.


Liberals would not change benefit system

21. aug. 2014 14:10English

Liberals say social welfare reform works and they would not change it following a general election.


Reasons for course drop outs vary

21. aug. 2014 14:07English

A new study by the Rockwool Foundation shows that almost half the students that start vocational courses never finish them.


Aller data investigation dropped

21. aug. 2014 14:05English

The Data Protection Agency has been forced to drop its case against Aller Media, owners of Se & Hør.


Thorning rejects benefit revisions

20. aug. 2014 14:17English

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt sees no need for further changes in the unemployment benefit system.


Region to cover most of Eurovision debt

20. aug. 2014 14:14English

The Capital Region of Denmark’s regional council is giving a DKK 46m grant to Wonderful Copenhagen.


Three Danish films in Oscar race

20. aug. 2014 14:11English

Three Danish films are in the running for a prestigious Oscar next year.


Resistant swine bacterium spreading

20. aug. 2014 14:07English

In July, 105 people were diagnosed as infected with the multi-resistant swine bacterium MRSA CC398.


51 evacuated after Metro landslide

20. aug. 2014 14:04English

Up to 51 people were evacuated due to a subterranean landslide at a Metro construction site.


Deduction for union dues to double

19. aug. 2014 13:24English

The SocDem-SocLib state budget proposal includes a doubling of the deduction for union dues.


More lose benefit than expected

19. aug. 2014 13:21English

The number of people who lost eligibility for unemployment benefit this year is much higher than expected.


Minister criticises ban proposal

19. aug. 2014 13:17English

Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, Manu Sareen finds Pia Kjærsgaard’s headscarf ban proposal astonishing.


Immigration more important to the right

19. aug. 2014 13:13English

Blue block voters rank immigration as a top issue much more than red block voters.


CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen resigns

18. aug. 2014 13:39English

After suffering a loss of DKK 58 million following the Eurovision Song Contest, Mikkel Metz Mørch, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen, has resigned.


More jobs for vocationally trained

18. aug. 2014 13:36English

A new study shows that unemployment among young people with vocational training has fallen for the first time in six years.


Thorning popular, but not her policies

18. aug. 2014 13:32English

A new opinion poll shows that although Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is popular with voters, her policies are not.


Listeria report criticises govt agency

18. aug. 2014 13:29English

A new report critical of the Danish Veterinary & Food Administration reveals that the dangerous listeria bacteria may have caused up to 12 deaths.


Denmark to back US in Iraq

15. aug. 2014 14:33English

The Prime Minister’s Office has told DR News that the Danish government is ready to contribute to the US operations in Northern Iraq.


Conservatives propose ‘safety package’

15. aug. 2014 14:31English

Conservatives propose ‘safety package’ at annual summer group meeting.


Fewer gang members in Copenhagen

15. aug. 2014 14:27English

There are now more gang members behind bars than on the streets of Inner Nørrebro in Copenhagen, say police.


Football strike avoided

15. aug. 2014 14:22English

The Danish Football Association, Divisionsforeningen, has finally reached a satisfactory wage settlement, thus avoiding a strike by Danish Premier League players.


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