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Divorce impacts children’s schooling

23. jul. 2014 13:32English

Nearly one in three children experience parental divorce before the age of 18, and schools are acutely aware of the impact on well-being and learning.


Payment companies reported to police

23. jul. 2014 13:29English

During the course of the summer, the Danish FSA has reported two small Copenhagen money transfer companies to the police.


Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights

23. jul. 2014 13:26English

The airlines Norwegian and SAS have both cancelled flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to Tel Aviv.


NorgesGruppen could drop Danish pork

23. jul. 2014 13:20English

Norway’s largest grocer is to carry out an independent review of pork imports from Denmark for fear that the meat contains harmful bacteria.


‘Temp from hell’ leaves Parliament

23. jul. 2014 13:18English

When the Danish Parliament reopens after the summer recess, it will be without Karsten Hønge of the Socialist People’s Party.


SPP: Internet for open prison inmates

22. jul. 2014 13:20English

Inmates of open prisons should have access to the internet, proposes Karina Lorentzen Dehnhardt, legal affairs spokeswoman for the SPP.


Lifeguards at full stretch

22. jul. 2014 13:17English

As the good weather, high temperatures and summer holidays send Danes flocking to the coast, beach lifeguards are being kept at full stretch.


Six Danes still trapped in Gaza

22. jul. 2014 13:15English

Efforts are continuing to safely extract Danish nationals trapped in the conflict-ridden Gaza Strip.


Dane survives bear attack in Canada

22. jul. 2014 13:13English

A Danish tourist has survived an attack by a bear while on holiday in Canada.


Lidegaard: Israel has gone too far

21. jul. 2014 13:14English

Israel has the right to defend itself but is going too far, believes Minister for Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard (SocLib).


Minister for Food: Buy Danish!

21. jul. 2014 13:12English

When food is prepared in Danish homes, a higher proportion of ingredients should come from Denmark, believes Minister for Food Dan Jørgensen (SocDem).


First gay adoption from abroad

21. jul. 2014 13:10English

For the first time ever, a gay couple from Denmark has adopted a child from abroad.


SPP backs intelligence whistleblowing

21. jul. 2014 13:08English

The SPP is proposing that intelligence employees should be able to confidentially inform politicians of suspected illegal activity.


Journalists expose farms with pig MRSA

18. jul. 2014 14:34English

Danish Agriculture and Food Council think it is unfair to publish the names of pig herds infected with MRSA.


Full pay on parental leave

18. jul. 2014 14:30English

Bjarne Laustsen (SocDem) thinks there should be more opportunities for parents to work half time for full pay while their children are small.


Dong sells German wind turbine shares

18. jul. 2014 13:59English

Dong Energy has sold 50 per cent of its shares in the German wind farm Gode Wind 2 to four Danish pension funds.


Danish Jews threatened

18. jul. 2014 13:56English

Danish Jews are facing threats on social media and on the streets following the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.


Finder’s fees illegal says rent expert

18. jul. 2014 13:52English

Many house hunters are being asked to pay an illegal finder’s fee to landlords when renting a flat


EU summit ends inconclusively

17. jul. 2014 13:38English

The decision on who should fill the prestigious post as President of the European Union has been postponed until the next summit on 30 August.


Growth forces entrepreneurs abroad

17. jul. 2014 13:37English

Many Danish entrepreneurs are moving abroad.


Police may now examine Se & Hør material

17. jul. 2014 12:44English

The Supreme Court has ruled that the police may now begin examining material in connection with the Se og Hør case.


DPP local politicians leave party

17. jul. 2014 12:42English

The Danish People’s Party has had problems finding its feet in local politics.


Dane in Gaza: Serious situation

16. jul. 2014 12:38English

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages, the emergency relief organisations are grappling with the most acute problems in the Middle East war zone.


New survey: Public sector not too big

16. jul. 2014 12:37English

56 per cent of the population do not think the Danish public sector is too big, according to a new Epinion survey.


Companies bringing production home

16. jul. 2014 12:35English

Many Danish companies are now stopping producing their products in countries where the wages are relatively low and bringing the work home to Denmark.


DKK 2.2 million fine in cartel case

16. jul. 2014 12:34English

The first chapter is over in one of the biggest ever cartel cases in the Danish building industry.


500 new Danish companies every week

15. jul. 2014 13:03English

New Danish companies are being set up at a rate that has not been seen since the hyperactive years that preceded the financial crisis.


Indian abscondees to return home

15. jul. 2014 13:02English

Six Indian boys who have been found after absconding from a handball tournament in North Jutland are to be flown home to India as soon as possible.


PSO to fall and firewood tax to go

15. jul. 2014 13:01English

Business is set to benefit from a reduction in PSO, while individuals will gain from abolition of the firewood tax.


Police accused of pocketing fines

15. jul. 2014 12:46English

Two police officers stand accused by the Independent Police Complaints Authority of issuing speeding fines to tourists and pocketing the money.


University applications slightly down

15. jul. 2014 12:45English

The number of young people applying to university has fallen for the first time since 2008.


Police: Absconded Indians feared beating

14. jul. 2014 13:20English

Eleven Indian handball players absconded from a tournament at the weekend because they feared being physically punished by their coaches.


UN helps Dane to leave Gaza

14. jul. 2014 13:18English

So far, one Dane has taken up the United Nations’ offer to help foreign nationals living in Gaza to leave the troubled area.


LA ready to join government

14. jul. 2014 13:17English

If the centre-right parties win a majority at the next general election, the Liberal Alliance may now be ready to take up a ministerial post.


Metro work rife with safety issues

14. jul. 2014 13:13English

There are still huge safety issues surrounding construction work on the Metro City Circle Line in Copenhagen.


Prison officers to carry pepper spray

14. jul. 2014 13:12English

After many years of discussion, prison officers will now routinely carry pepper spray when working with especially dangerous prisoners.


Woman killed in the street

11. jul. 2014 13:28English

A woman has been murdered out in the open in Hvidovre.


Se & Hør paid police and Royal sources

11. jul. 2014 13:27English

The police suspect popular magazine Se og Hør of paying for information from sources in the Royal Court and the police force itself.


Stricter drink driving rules

11. jul. 2014 13:25English

After the new Road Traffic Act was introduced on 1 July, a number of drink drivers have had their cars confiscated.


Minister criticises supermarkets

11. jul. 2014 13:24English

The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has aimed unusually harsh criticism at the retail industry.


UN job for Christian Friis Bach

10. jul. 2014 13:26English

Christian Friis Bach is leaving the Danish Parliament to become head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).


Police reject fire criticism

10. jul. 2014 13:24English

Danish National Police has rejected the bulk of the recent criticism of its fire investigations following an internal review of 120 fire cases.


Suspected sex offender released in US

10. jul. 2014 13:17English

Last night, a 22-year-old Danish student was released on bail in New York following chaos in the courtroom.


Danish emergency relief in Gaza hampered

10. jul. 2014 13:15English

The conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is now so intense that it is hampering the work of emergency relief organisations in the area.


Regions: Chemo errors probably not fatal

9. jul. 2014 14:02English

Cancer patients at three hospitals may have been subjected to increased side effects after being mistakenly given too much medication.


Bail set for suspected sex offender

9. jul. 2014 14:01English

A 22-year-old Danish student imprisoned on sexual violation charges in Rikers Island, New York, is to be released upon payment of bail of USD 200,000.


DK cleared for deporting Palestinian

9. jul. 2014 13:58English

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that Denmark did not act illegally in deporting a stateless Palestinian to Syria in 2010.


Maersk Oil writes off DKK 9bn in Brazil

9. jul. 2014 13:56English

Oil and shipping group A.P. Møller - Mærsk has spent 13 years trying to make money on its oil investments in Brazil, but now the venture is over.


Hospital over-occupancy costing lives

9. jul. 2014 13:54English

Hospital over-occupancy is about much more than patients in corridors. It is a matter of life and death, according to a major new study.


More women under 30 choose Botox

8. jul. 2014 13:09English

When doctors smooth out wrinkles with Botox or Restylane, it is now more often for young women in their 20s.


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