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Danske Bank’s choice of CEO blocked by Danish regulator

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Danske Bank, which is reeling from a €200bn ((£176bn) money-laundering scandal, was dealt another humiliating blow on Wednesday when the Danish financial regulator blocked its candidate to become chief executive. The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) intervened to stop the appointment of Jacob Aarup-Andersen, warning that the internal candidate did not have enough experience to lead the country’s biggest lender, ... Read More »

Denmark police arrest 12 connected to cannabis smuggling network

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12 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation of a criminal network which police believe to be responsible for widespread organised smuggling and sale of cannabis. The arrested individuals are between 32 and 49 years of age, Copenhagen Police confirmed in a press statement. The arrests took police during coordinated police raids. “This is a network that has ... Read More »

Class A drugs smuggled to Denmark via snail mail: court

PostNord går ind i ny fremtid med nyt stort underskud PostNord fik et underskud på 224 millioner svenske kroner i tredje kvartal. Redningsplan og svensk postlov mindsker usikkerhed om fremtiden, lyder det.se RB kl. 13.12 den 27.10.2017. arkivfoto: RB, 27-09-2017, kl. 19.20 (opdat. 19.36) Svensk minister er åben for opsplitning af PostNord Sveriges erhvervsminister, Mikael Damberg, afviser ikke, at det dansk-svenske postsamarbejde kan ophøre. PostNord stopper uddelingen af post i Vollsmose - - - - ARKIVFOTO. PostNord Danmark har driftsunderskud på mere end 200 millioner svenske kroner i første kvartal. (se Ritzau historie 280929) RB PLUS Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord- - ARKIVFOTO 2016 af Postnord-bil- - Se RB 7/4 2017 09.15. Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord. PostNord Danmark vil håndtere kæmpelagre for andre firmaer for at overleve. Konkurrenter som DTL Danske Vognmænd er bekymrede for unfair konkurrence fra staten.. (Foto: Henning Bagger/Scanpix 2017)

Smugglers use various methods to bring illegal substances to Denmark – including the country’s post system, according to a report from a preliminary court hearing. That may sound like an opportunity to make a wisecrack about the efficiency of the postal service, but the issue has resulted in an extensive investigation on Funen, Ritzau reports. Police on Funen are investigating ... Read More »

Two arrested in Denmark for attempting to smuggle drones to Isis

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COPENHAGEN: Two people were arrested in Copenhagen on Wednesday and charged with attempting to supply Islamic State with drones, which the organization has used to carry out attacks, police said. The two were arrested after police and Danish security and intelligence services carried out raids in Copenhagen, the police said in a statement. The two persons are suspected of being ... Read More »

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The chief executive of Denmark’s largest bank resigned Wednesday as an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via its Estonian branch showed that “the vast majority” of transactions “have been found to be suspicious.” Danske Bank commissioned the probe last year after reports of dirty money flowing through its Baltic subsidiary including from family members of ... Read More »

Denmark: Man charged in record drug smuggling case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a 43-year-old man has been charged with illegally smuggling 1.3 tons (1.4 short tons) of amphetamine and about 13.8 tons (15.2 short tons) of hashish into Denmark, in one of the Scandinavian country’s biggest cases. The Copenhagen police say the man, who cannot be identified under a court order, has been in pre-trial ... Read More »

Denmark: Man charged in record drug smuggling case

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Danish police say a 43-year-old man has been charged with illegally smuggling 1.3 tons (1.4 short tons) of amphetamine and about 13.8 tons (15.2 short tons) of hashish into Denmark, in one of the Scandinavian country’s biggest cases. The Copenhagen police say the man, who cannot be identified under a court order, has been in pre-trial jail since ... Read More »

Denmark: Man charged in record drug smuggling case

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say a 43-year-old man has been charged with illegally smuggling 1.3 tons (1.4 short tons) of amphetamine and about 13.8 tons (15.2 short tons) of hashish into Denmark, in one of the Scandinavian country’s biggest cases. The Copenhagen police say the man, who cannot be identified under a court order, has been in pre-trial ... Read More »

Class A drugs smuggled to Denmark via snail mail: court

PostNord går ind i ny fremtid med nyt stort underskud PostNord fik et underskud på 224 millioner svenske kroner i tredje kvartal. Redningsplan og svensk postlov mindsker usikkerhed om fremtiden, lyder det.se RB kl. 13.12 den 27.10.2017. arkivfoto: RB, 27-09-2017, kl. 19.20 (opdat. 19.36) Svensk minister er åben for opsplitning af PostNord Sveriges erhvervsminister, Mikael Damberg, afviser ikke, at det dansk-svenske postsamarbejde kan ophøre. PostNord stopper uddelingen af post i Vollsmose - - - - ARKIVFOTO. PostNord Danmark har driftsunderskud på mere end 200 millioner svenske kroner i første kvartal. (se Ritzau historie 280929) RB PLUS Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord- - ARKIVFOTO 2016 af Postnord-bil- - Se RB 7/4 2017 09.15. Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord. PostNord Danmark vil håndtere kæmpelagre for andre firmaer for at overleve. Konkurrenter som DTL Danske Vognmænd er bekymrede for unfair konkurrence fra staten.. (Foto: Henning Bagger/Scanpix 2017)

Smugglers use various methods to bring illegal substances to Denmark – including the country’s post system, according to a report from a preliminary court hearing. That may sound like an opportunity to make a wisecrack about the efficiency of the postal service, but the issue has resulted in an extensive investigation on Funen, Ritzau reports. Police on Funen are investigating ... Read More »

Sweden arrests record number of drugs smugglers

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Large seizures of narcotics have been made from a record number of smugglers, with 58 individuals currently facing police charges, according to a report. The high volume of seizures has customs offers working harder than ever, reports newspaper Sydsvenskan. Major gateways for smuggling into Sweden include Malmö via the Öresund Bridge and ferries from Helsingborg in Denmark. Smuggling also takes ... Read More »

Danish smugglers arrested in Norway with over 100 kilograms of cannabis

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Two Danes have been arrested in a major narcotics case in Norway, with a large quantity of cannabis seized by police. A further three people have been detained by Norwegian police and were scheduled to appear for preliminary court hearings on Friday, newspaper VG reports. “We have arrested two Danes and charged them with transporting a large amount of cannabis ... Read More »

Class A drugs smuggled to Denmark via snail mail: court

PostNord går ind i ny fremtid med nyt stort underskud PostNord fik et underskud på 224 millioner svenske kroner i tredje kvartal. Redningsplan og svensk postlov mindsker usikkerhed om fremtiden, lyder det.se RB kl. 13.12 den 27.10.2017. arkivfoto: RB, 27-09-2017, kl. 19.20 (opdat. 19.36) Svensk minister er åben for opsplitning af PostNord Sveriges erhvervsminister, Mikael Damberg, afviser ikke, at det dansk-svenske postsamarbejde kan ophøre. PostNord stopper uddelingen af post i Vollsmose - - - - ARKIVFOTO. PostNord Danmark har driftsunderskud på mere end 200 millioner svenske kroner i første kvartal. (se Ritzau historie 280929) RB PLUS Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord- - ARKIVFOTO 2016 af Postnord-bil- - Se RB 7/4 2017 09.15. Gigantlagre skal redde nødlidende PostNord. PostNord Danmark vil håndtere kæmpelagre for andre firmaer for at overleve. Konkurrenter som DTL Danske Vognmænd er bekymrede for unfair konkurrence fra staten.. (Foto: Henning Bagger/Scanpix 2017)

Smugglers use various methods to bring illegal substances to Denmark – including the country’s post system, according to a report from a preliminary court hearing. That may sound like an opportunity to make a wisecrack about the efficiency of the postal service, but the issue has resulted in an extensive investigation on Funen, Ritzau reports. Police on Funen are investigating ... Read More »

Danish smugglers arrested in Norway with over 100 kilograms of cannabis

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Two Danes have been arrested in a major narcotics case in Norway, with a large quantity of cannabis seized by police. A further three people have been detained by Norwegian police and were scheduled to appear for preliminary court hearings. newspaper VG reports. “We have arrested two Danes and charged them with transporting a large amount of cannabis into Norway. ... Read More »

Denmark Pledges To Lower Tax Burden More

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The Danish tax burden will continue its downtrend trend in the coming years, Danish Tax Minister Karsten Lauritzen has said. His comments came ahead of the release of the Government’s Tax Economics Report 2018, due to be published in mid-June. He pointed out that Denmark’s overall tax burden fell from 47 percent of GDP in 2013 to 45 percent last ... 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 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 »