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Greenlandic politician seeks leave

30. sep. 2014 13:43English

The chairwoman of the Greenlandic regional government, Alequa Hammond, has applied for leave of absence while the expenses case against her is investigated.


Erik Ninn-Hansen dead

30. sep. 2014 13:41English

Erik Ninn-Hansen, the former Minister for Justice and chairman of the Conservative party, has died aged 92.


Denmark should take more refugees

30. sep. 2014 13:40English

Social Democratic Youth of Denmark (DSU) believes that Denmark should accept more refugees fleeing from the Islamic State into the country.


Heli-doctor service will help save lives

30. sep. 2014 13:37English

New helicopter emergency service to be introduced from Wednesday.


Military vehicles at a standstill

29. sep. 2014 13:50English

When Danish military vehicles break down or lose a wiper blade, it is not certain that they will be repaired.


Collapsed bridge blocks motorway

29. sep. 2014 13:48English

The Helsingør motorway remains blocked in both directions between exit 13, Gl. Holte, and exit 14, Nærum, after a motorway bridge partially collapsed on Saturday night.


More people join union

29. sep. 2014 13:46English

After some years of decline, union membership now seems to have stabilised, say researchers.


Medical profs don’t trust hospitals

29. sep. 2014 13:43English

Doctors and nurses feel insecure about being treated in the Danish healthcare system.


Danish defence companies spied on

26. sep. 2014 12:43English

For years, a foreign state engaged in mass espionage against the Danish defence industry.


349 blank passports stolen

26. sep. 2014 12:40English

In July and August, thieves stole 349 blank provisional passports from Citizen Service Centres at two locations in Copenhagen.


Racist-convicted artist to be exhibited in Denmark

26. sep. 2014 12:38English

Dan Park, the Swedish artist convicted of race hate offences, will in all probability have his works on display in Copenhagen next week.


Judge finds SKAT guilty

25. sep. 2014 13:54English

SKAT’s overly robust handling of a number of tax cases is now having serious consequences for four of its employees.


DK pledges more support for Ebola fight

25. sep. 2014 13:53English

Denmark has pledged additional support for the international fight against the feared and deadly Ebola virus.


Childlessness now an epidemic

25. sep. 2014 13:51English

While most Danish children are still conceived through sexual intercourse, nearly one in eleven is now conceived with the help of a fertility clinic.


DK pledge to Green Climate Fund

24. sep. 2014 13:53English

Denmark has pledged to give DKK 400 million to the UN's newly established Green Climate Fund in 2014 and 2015.


Shingles vaccine now available in DK

24. sep. 2014 13:52English

Shingles could potentially strike a very high percentage of the Danish adult population, but a remedy is at hand.


Politicians support action in Syria

24. sep. 2014 13:50English

Foreign affairs spokespersons in the Danish Parliament have defended the overnight bombing of IS in Syria by the US-led coalition’s aircraft.


MRSA on the rise in supermarket chillers

24. sep. 2014 13:48English

Indications are that MRSA is becoming ever more common in Danish supermarket chillers.


4,000 study places facing the axe

24. sep. 2014 13:46English

Too many young people are taking study programmes that do not lead to a job, forcing the government to get tough with higher education institutions.


Danish aid to ‘lead the way’ in Syria

23. sep. 2014 13:50English

The Danish government’s contribution of DKK 55 million to help Syrian refugees is an attempt to ‘set an example’, says minister


UN Climate Summit

23. sep. 2014 13:47English

The UN Secretary-General has encouraged world leaders to “make bold announcements to the rest of the world of their ambitions and actions on the climate.”


Danish activist to stop hunger strike

23. sep. 2014 13:44English

The Danish/Bahraini human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, currently held in a Bahrain prison, will now stop the hunger strike he began at the end of August.


Danes charged in kidnapping

23. sep. 2014 13:42English

Two Danes, one of whom has fought in Syria, have been arrested in the German town of Aachen in connection with a kidnapping.


Hackers force govt IT system shutdown

22. sep. 2014 14:55English

Previously classified reports reveal that in the spring of 2012, a foreign state spied on a number of Danish authorities using an extremely advanced form of computer hacking.


Norovirus risk from Coop frozen fruit

22. sep. 2014 14:53English

Coop Denmark has withdrawn a batch of frozen raspberries found to have been infected with norovirus – the so-called ‘roskildesyge’ – from its supermarkets.


Stricter asylum rules

22. sep. 2014 14:51English

The government proposes a temporary residence permit that will make it easier to repatriate certain groups of asylum seekers if necessary.


Doctors too busy to talk to patients

22. sep. 2014 14:49English

Many patients feel that hospital staff do not have time to answer their questions.


Anti-radicalisation strategy revealed

19. sep. 2014 13:28English

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (SocDem) has revealed some of the elements of the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy.


Malthe Thomsen trial postponed again

19. sep. 2014 13:27English

The trial of 22-year-old Malthe Thomsen, accused of sexually violating preschool children in New York, has been postponed once again.


Denmark tops “sickness presence” table

19. sep. 2014 13:25English

Whether it be a slight fever, a runny nose or a headache, most Danes do not let sickness prevent them from fulfilling their work duties.


Minister: Ban toxic food packaging

19. sep. 2014 13:23English

A new study shows that 40 per cent of the packaging used for ordinary food products contains toxic compounds.


27-year-old charged with match-fixing

19. sep. 2014 13:22English

Copenhagen Police have charged a 27-year-old man with committing serious fraud through match-fixing.


DR to lay off 101 employees

18. sep. 2014 13:45English

On Wednesday, 101 employees at DR were given notice of redundancy.


Crisis in affordable home building

18. sep. 2014 13:43English

Increasingly, parents are buying homes for their children, thereby driving up prices and making it hard for many people to get an urban apartment.


Prosecutor: Killing of lawyer planned

18. sep. 2014 13:42English

The killing of a 57-year-old family lawyer had been planned the day before, prosecutor Martin Stassen has told Frederiksberg District Court.


20-year high in asylum seeking

18. sep. 2014 13:40English

In recent months, so many new asylum seekers have arrived in Denmark that the police have a backlog of hundreds of unregistered cases.


Match-fixing convention arrives

18. sep. 2014 13:38English

A new international convention on match fixing in sport comes into operation today.


Grandfather admits shooting

17. sep. 2014 13:55English

A 67-year-old grandfather fired six shots at the Bailiff’s Court in Copenhagen, killing a 57-year-old lawyer and wounding his 31-year-old client.


Concerns over morphine plasters

17. sep. 2014 13:54English

Errors are rife in the use of morphine plasters at nursing homes, old people’s homes and other municipal institutions.


A future of home hospital services

17. sep. 2014 13:52English

Hospital services of the future may well be extended to the patient’s home, as illustrated by two pilot projects initiated by Rigshospitalet.


DK criticised by anti-torture committee

17. sep. 2014 13:50English

It appears there has been no progress towards achieving the Danish government’s goal of halving the use of force in psychiatry by 2020.


Housing estate crime falls

17. sep. 2014 13:49English

Crime and vandalism on Copenhagen’s hard-pressed housing estates have fallen as a result of changes in the rules for letting apartments.


Danish experts help fight Ebola

16. sep. 2014 13:56English

Four experts from the Danish Emergency Management Agency have been sent to Liberia in support of UN efforts to combat the deadly Ebola virus.


Senior managers leave Health Agency

16. sep. 2014 13:52English

The Danish Health and Medicines Agency has announced comprehensive plans for restructuring.


TDC buys Norwegian cable TV company

16. sep. 2014 13:49English

TDC has announced that it has bought the Norwegian cable TV company Get A/S for DKK 12.5 billion.


Possible cutbacks in children’s sector

16. sep. 2014 13:47English

Local authority budgets may result in significant cutbacks in children’s services.


SocDems triumph in Swedish election

15. sep. 2014 14:05English

The Social Democrats have won the Swedish General Election and Sweden has a new Prime Minister, party leader Stefan Löfven.


Tougher approach to youth crime

15. sep. 2014 14:02English

The Liberals, Conservatives, Danish People’s Party and the Liberal Alliance have joined forces in a series of new initiatives to combat youth criminality.


Government toughens up on faith groups

15. sep. 2014 14:00English

Faith groups to be subject to legislation.


Record numbers of asylum seekers

15. sep. 2014 13:49English

There are currently more asylum seekers arriving in Denmark than at any time over the last 20 years.


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