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Danes positive about digital postbox

31. okt. 2014 12:35English

It appears that many Danes welcome the idea of a digital postbox.


21-year-old Danish hacker released

31. okt. 2014 12:33English

The Danish co-defendant in Denmark’s biggest ever hacking trial was yesterday found guilty - but left the court a free man pending final sentencing.


Support parties: Recognise Palestine

31. okt. 2014 12:29English

The SocDem-SocLib government can no longer refuse to recognise Palestine on the grounds that Denmark would be isolated in the EU.


Denmark exporting cheap wind energy

31. okt. 2014 12:27English

During windy periods, Denmark is generating a large surplus of green wind energy, much of which is being exported cheaply.


Research money for drones and cannabis

31. okt. 2014 12:25English

The Danish Parliament reached an agreement yesterday on the distribution of DKK 857 million in the research reserve.


Over 1,000 recorded child abuse cases

30. okt. 2014 13:44English

Børnehusene, the new shelters for abused children and young people, have now been operating for a year with some success.


Funding of hospital new builds unfair

30. okt. 2014 13:42English

Complications in funding for building the new ‘super hospitals’ as well as other hospital building projects unfair say Danish Regions.


Apprenticeship waiting lists too long

30. okt. 2014 13:40English

Lists showing thousands of students in vocational colleges still waiting for work experience placements need to be significantly shorter.


No foot and mouth in Denmark

30. okt. 2014 13:39English

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture has confirmed there is no danger of the feared foot and mouth disease in Denmark.


Fired for internet misuse

30. okt. 2014 13:38English

Vestas employee who updated his Facebook profile while at work is dismissed and asked to leave immediately.


Stegt flæsk odds-on to be national dish

29. okt. 2014 13:59English

Everything points to stegt flæsk being crowned Denmark’s official national dish by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries on 20 November.


Police to track millions of drivers

29. okt. 2014 13:38English

From the start of 2015, millions of Danish motorists will be under surveillance from registration plate scanners mounted on the roofs of police cars.


1 in 10 DK children living in poverty

29. okt. 2014 13:35English

Of all Danish children aged 0 to 17, 10.2 per cent are living in relative poverty, which represents 13,000 more than in 2008.


Increased risk of Danish case of Ebola

29. okt. 2014 13:32English

The risk of a Danish citizen becoming infected with the feared Ebola virus has increased.


DK Europe’s best land to do business

29. okt. 2014 13:30English

Denmark has the best business conditions in all of Europe, according to a new report by the World Bank entitled Doing Business.


Selling Danish culture to the Chinese

28. okt. 2014 12:53English

A new Danish culture centre is to open in one of Beijing’s most up-and-coming neighbourhoods.


Pig farmers screen themselves

28. okt. 2014 12:50English

Fear of the resistant swine bacteria MRSA has persuaded many pig farmers to test their own herds for presence of the disease.


Asylum seekers cost less than in 2010

28. okt. 2014 12:48English

The cost per asylum seeker in Denmark has fallen significantly in just a few years.


Pregnancy on the curriculum

28. okt. 2014 12:46English

Sex education may have evolved over the years, but the underlying theme has always been how to avoiding pregnancy. This could be changing.


Vote for Denmark’s national dish

28. okt. 2014 12:43English

The eight finalists in the competition to find the Danish national dish have been found.


Hedegaard gets new environment job

27. okt. 2014 13:10English

Connie Hedegaard, the Danish European Commissioner for Climate Action is to lead a new international environmental foundation.


Climate change a concern for Danes

27. okt. 2014 13:08English

A new survey has revealed that education and age make no difference to Danes’ concerns about climate change and global warming.


Dan Park exhibition goes ahead

27. okt. 2014 13:07English

The Danish Free Press Society will go ahead with its exhibition of the work of controversial Swedish artist, Dan Park.


More secure housing associations

27. okt. 2014 13:05English

Carsten Hansen, the Minister for Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs wishes to safeguard the housing association market against unscrupulous speculators.


Danish banks stress-tested

27. okt. 2014 13:04English

Four of Denmark’s largest banks have passed the European Central Bank (ECB) stress test, in which 25 of the tested Eurozone banks failed.


Energy Association disappointed with EU

24. okt. 2014 13:11English

The Danish Energy Association is disappointed that the EU heads of state have reduced their target for increasing energy efficiency by 2030.


Grave robbers strike

24. okt. 2014 13:09English

Four stone-age burial mounds in Billund have been excavated by grave robbers and possibly plundered of state treasure.


Expert: DK playing tough over Hedegaard

24. okt. 2014 13:07English

Denmark is playing it tough over Turkey’s actions in the Hedegaard affair and taking the matter to the EU.


Gallerist: About freedom of expression

24. okt. 2014 13:06English

A collection of controversial works of art that have never been seen in Denmark was exhibited yesterday by the Danish Free Press Society.


Minister tweaks under-fire uni plan

24. okt. 2014 13:04English

Minister for Education Sofie Carsten Nielsen (SocLib) is tweaking her plan to cut around 4,000 university places.


Further rise in asylum seekers

23. okt. 2014 13:30English

The number of asylum seekers coming to Denmark is continuing to rise, Minister of Justice Mette Frederiksen (SocDem) has told the Danish Parliament.


10 acquitted of terror funding

23. okt. 2014 13:29English

Ten Danish-Kurdish men were acquitted yesterday in Denmark’s biggest-ever terror funding trial.


DK gives more money to fight Ebola

23. okt. 2014 13:27English

It is a battle against time if the Ebola epidemic is to be halted, says Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen (SocDem).


Danish terror suspect held in Lebanon

23. okt. 2014 13:25English

A 19-year-old Danish citizen from Copenhagen has been imprisoned in Lebanon since June, suspected of fighting for Islamic State.


Hedegaard questions Turkish statement

23. okt. 2014 13:23English

Lars Hedegaard has questioned an official statement by the Turkish authorities that they were opposed to the release of his suspected assassin.


TV packages becoming more expensive

22. okt. 2014 13:08English

Despite the growing competition from streaming services, television packages are continuing to go up in price.


“Noah’s ark” becomes “Noah’s boat”

22. okt. 2014 13:06English

In a new translation of two books of the Old Testament, the word “ark” is just one of many words to be sacrificed on the altar of language.


6 Danish MEPs to reject Commission

22. okt. 2014 13:04English

When voting takes place in Strasbourg this afternoon, six of the 13 Danish MEPs intend to press their red buttons.


Huge success for summer schools

22. okt. 2014 13:02English

In just two weeks of intensive summer school, 99 boys improved their reading by an average of nearly three school years.


Going private means quicker appointments

22. okt. 2014 13:00English

Wait months for an appointment or pay to skip the waiting time; this is the scenario with many of the country’s medical specialists across the board.


First Danish bombs on Iraq

21. okt. 2014 12:45English

Defence Command Denmark has said on its website that Danish aircraft have dropped their first bombs on positions in Iraq.


Lidegaard takes Hedegaard case to EU

21. okt. 2014 12:44English

On Monday, Martin Lidegaard, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, informed his European counterparts on the murder attempt on writer Lars Hedegaard.


Record compensation in harassment case

21. okt. 2014 12:42English

A woman has been awarded a record DKK 3 million in a sexual harassment case.


Long wait for eye appointments

21. okt. 2014 12:40English

Patients with eye problems can now expect a long wait for an appointment with an eye specialist.


Danish pig farmers lose billions

21. okt. 2014 12:38English

Danish pig farmers and meat producers are beginning to feel the pinch as Russia boycotts foodstuffs from the EU.


Hedegaard gunman released in Turkey

20. okt. 2014 13:17English

The Turkish authorities have confirmed that the man charged with the attempted shooting of writer Lars Hedegaard has been released.


Immigrants more often on cash benefit

20. okt. 2014 13:15English

According to Danish daily, Jyllands Posten, the social group most likely to be on social welfare benefits are immigrants and their descendants.


Demolitions will make ghettos safer

20. okt. 2014 13:13English

Government to earmark billions to improve safety for residents in socially disadvantaged areas.


Dangerous mosquito now in Denmark

20. okt. 2014 13:11English

A pond in Greve Strand has become home to a potentially dangerous species of mosquito.


SAS introduces Ebola task force

17. okt. 2014 12:49English

Fears over Ebola have led SAS, Denmark’s biggest airline, to set up a task force to intervene if a passenger shows symptoms of the deadly virus.


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