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Denmark to re-open inquiry into authorities’ conduct over Tibet demonstration

(ARKIV) Demonstration mod Kinas menneskerettighedsovertrædelser over for Tibet, Free Tibet, på Højbro Plads i København fredag d. 15. juni 2012. Udover de berygtede slettede mails hos politiet så fik Tibetkommissionen, der skulle undersøge sagen, heller aldrig adgang til mail-konti hos en ministre og embedsmænds mail-konti. Det skriver Ritzau, torsdag den 19. april 2018.. (Foto: Dennis Lehmann/Ritzau Scanpix)

The Ministry of Justice is to reopen a formal investigation into the conduct of authorities in relation to a pro-Tibet demonstration in 2012, the first time an officially closed inquiry has been reopened in decades. Key documents were not submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Tibet Commission, and a parliamentary majority is now in favour of reopening ... Read More »

Denmark demands former Uber drivers pay millions in unpaid taxes

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Almost 1,200 ex-Uber drivers have been told by Denmark’s tax authorities that they must pay 11.3m Danish Kroner (£1.3m) collectively in additional taxes dating back to 2014 and 2015, after tax avoidance had been found from almost all drivers. Denmark made it mandatory for taxis and ride hailing vehicles to produce fare meters in February last year, a move which ... Read More »

Denmark has the world’s best work-life balance for expats

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What defines a great work-life balance for expats? This is a question the world’s largest network for expats “InterNations” has set out to explore. InterNations has in this regard discovered that great work-life balance is both defined by the number of hours spend at work and the quality of hours spend outside work. Considering these factors, InterNations has recently rated ... Read More »

Denmark moves up on list of world’s most competitive business nations

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Denmark has moved one place up and now ranks sixth on an annual list of the world’s most competitive nations for businesses. The list, the World Competitive Yearbook 2018, is published by the Institute for Management Development (IMD). Denmark’s strengths include good institutional and societal framework, with a high rule of law index, absence of corruption and great equality. In ... Read More »

Danish minister Stojberg provokes Ramadan row

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Denmark’s immigration minister has been widely rebuffed after she suggested Muslims should take time off work during Ramadan because of potential safety risks to the rest of society. Inger Stojberg, who has a reputation for hardline immigration policies, said fasting throughout the working day raised challenges for modern society. She cited potential risks for bus drivers and in hospitals. Bus ... Read More »

Denmark’s Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

(ARKIV) Containerskib fra Mærsk, Maersk Line, den 11. december 2012. A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S kommer med regnskab for 1. kvartal. Ifølge aktieanalytikere vil fokus især være på Ocean-forretningen, der dækker over containerfragten til søs.. (Foto: Asger Ladefoged/Ritzau Scanpix)

Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, “as required by the reimposed US sanctions,” the company told AFP. The ... Read More »

Danish government proposes giant 800MW wind farm

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COPEHAGEN: Denmark’s current largest, will be put out to tender in 2021 and built  between 2024 and 2027. The government has yet to decide on where the farm will be based. The government’s long-term climate target is that Denmark must be a low-emission society by 2050 which does not emit greenhouse gases and is completely independent of fossil fuels such ... Read More »

Denmark Pursuing US Claims Over Dividend Tax Refund Scam

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Denmark’s tax agency has started pursuing legal claims in the U.S. over a tax-refund scam that it says wrongly forced it to pay out more than 12.7 billion kroner ($2 billion) to agents representing 277 pension plans in the U.S., and others in the U.K., Canada, Malaysia and Luxembourg. The agency has filed more than three dozen lawsuits against pension ... Read More »

Decriminalise cannabis: Danish politician

Socialdemokratiets formand gruppeformand Henrik Sass Larsen præsenterer udlændingeudspil i partiets gruppeværelse på Christiansborg, mandag den 5. februar 2018... (Foto: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Scanpix 2018)

Henrik Sass Larsen, a leading MP with the opposition Social Democrats, says Denmark should decriminalise cannabis. Larsen made the suggestion in a new book in which he discusses the merits of decriminalising both cannabis and class A drugs, newspaper Information reports. The MP, who is the chair for the Social Democrats’ parliamentary group, in the book calls efforts to control ... Read More »

The end of free language classes will push foreign professionals out of Denmark: DI

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If the government and the Danish People’s Party (DF) have their way, foreigners will have to pay 12,000 kroner (1,600 euros) to take Danish classes. The consequence may be that foreign workers feel less connected to Denmark – and leave. And that is bad for businesses, says the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), a private interest organisation funded, owned and ... Read More »

Inside Israel: Denmark’s mission to harness the power of the startup nation

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Trade and investment taking place amid the ongoing struggle for rights and recognition It’s late afternoon in Abu Tor district, central Jerusalem. At the plush headquarters of home-grown VC firm JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners), author and one-time news editor Saul Singer stands in front of a crowd of travel-weary European journalists. “Israel is the startup nation,” he quietly proclaims, allowing ... Read More »

Surprising increase in Denmark unemployment in March

(ARKIV) Jobcenter på Skelbækgade i København, den 4. juli 2017. Med en stigning på 2000 lønmodtagere i december er beskæftigelsen i Danmark kun 1100 personer fra rekord.. Det skriver Ritzau, torsdag den 22. februar 2018.. (Foto: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Scanpix 2018)

1,500 more people became jobless in March compared to February, new data from Statistics Denmark shows. This brings total unemployment to 111,800, or 4.1 percent of the total workforce. After a steady decrease in unemployment since July 2017, the number of people in Denmark without jobs increased in March by 0.1 percent, writes dibusiness.dk. There is, however, still general job ... Read More »

Danes pick up 173 tonnes of litter from natural areas

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200,000 volunteers in Denmark have collected 173 tonnes of rubbish, as well as 102,000 cans, as part of a project to help clean up the country’s natural areas. The collection, organised by the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, takes place annually on a Sunday during April, with schools and other institutions also contributing in the week leading up to the ... Read More »

World Economic Forum & Denmark launch unique partnership in San Francisco to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution

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COPEHANGEN: Denmark partnership is aimed at forging new global alliances between a multitude of stakeholders including the private sector incl. technology companies, governments & civil society to help shape and develop the state-of-the-art approaches, policies and regulations of tomorrow in order to utilize opportunities occurring in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a small and advanced country Denmark is already one ... Read More »

Global market launch of Danish firm’s bioplastic toys

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COPEHAGEN: Matthiasen told Danish newspaper Nordjyske that one of the reasons Dantoy’s pre-tax profit in 2017 declined to DKK 90,000 (around EUR 12,000) from DKK 1.1m the year earlier was due to the investments in new machinery to make itself competitive. He said bioplastics toys such as plates, cutlery and tractors with tilting ladder would be available on store shelves ... Read More »

Denmark’s export credit agency to get new CEO

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COPEHAGEN: Denmark’s export credit agency EKF is seeking a new CEO after Anette Eberhard announced that she is leaving the post. She will depart the agency on October 1 to join PKA AIP, the investment arm of the Danish pension fund, as CEO and managing partner. Eberhard has been with EKF for 17 years. She was appointed the agency’s CEO ... Read More »

Danish Bank Warns Against Cryptocurrencies

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COPENGHAN: Danske Bank situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, has prompted clients against putting resources into digital forms of money, the bank declared on its site. The bank, which has branches in Trondheim, Norway, and Vilnius, Lithuania, does not allow the trading in Cryptocurrencies on its platforms. Cryptographic forms of money are not allowed by the country’s national bank; subsequently, Danske Bank ... Read More »

Foreign business travellers a boon to Danish coffers

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COPENHAGEN: On average, foreign business tourists spend 2,150 kroner per 24 hours in Denmark, compared to 1,800 kroner spent by leisure tourists from abroad, 1,750 by Danish business travellers and 1,300 by Danish leisure tourists. “We have good possibilities in Denmark when it comes to competing for business tourists. We have a lot going for us – but so do ... Read More »

Amazon subsidiary to open office in Denmark

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COPEHAGEN: Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, enabling them to place data and systems on Amazon’s servers. The Amazon subsidiary has rented space in Copenhagen’s Codan Building, located by Sankt Jørgen Lake in the Vesterbro district, Ritzau reports. “We are looking forward to creating new jobs and investing in different areas from ... Read More »

Danish prime minister tells Theresa May Brexit will cause more bureaucracy

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COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s prime minister has warned Theresa May that Brexithas a “price tag” after a meeting between the two leaders in Copenhagen. Speaking at a joint press conference with Ms May after the meeting, Lars Løkke Rasmussen said Brexit would create “more bureaucracy” for businesses trading between the two countries. At the bilateral meeting in the Danish capital the two leaders ... Read More »