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  • Denmark government drops plan to cut tax for rich

    08/14/2017 9:51:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 14 August 2017 11:47 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s governing coalition has shelved plans to make changes to the country’s top tax bracket, which would have effected tax cuts for the wealthiest people in the country. No parliamentary negotiations on changes to taxation of Denmark’s highest earners will take place during the autumn, Liberal Alliance (LA) leader and foreign minister Anders Samuelsen told DR Nyheder. Samuelsen said that a proposal for reducing the size of the bracket of people qualifying to pay top-end tax rates would not be part of a new tax plan to be presented by the coalition government. […] The announcement comes after the populist...
  • ISIS fanatics given houses and jobs on Syria return as part of 'Hug a Jihadi' campaign [Denmark]

    08/12/2017 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Express ^ | Aug 10, 2017 | VINCENT WOOD
    Police in the city of Aarhus, Denmark introduced the scheme after 36 young men travelled to Syria to join jihad, with 19 returning back to the country. But the policy has been criticised by Danish MPs, with Naser Khadeer – a Muslim member of the Conservative People’s party – calling for a hardline approach to foreign fighters. Speaking on the Australian news programme Dateline, he said: “What I have criticised when it comes to the Aarhus model is when you have been in Syria and you come back, it is wrong in my opinion to reward whoever has been in...
  • Denmark faces first ‘summer-less’ July in 38 years

    07/26/2017 9:09:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 July 2017 17:11 CEST+02:00
    Let’s face it, this has hardly felt like summer. Now we’ve got the numbers to prove it. According to the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI), July is likely to end without a single “summer day”, which is defined as any day in which temperatures top 25°C (77°F) at least somewhere in Denmark. If the next five days come and go without hitting 25°C as predicted, it will mark the first time that Danes will have suffered through a summer-less July in nearly four decades. […] The warmest day thus far this month was July 19th, when an almost-yet-not-quite-there 24.6°C was recorded....
  • Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians

    07/15/2017 10:52:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 13 July 2017 10:59 CEST+02:00
    Political representatives from the Nordic and Baltic parliaments recently took part in a top-level visit to Washington. Denmark was conspicuous by its absence. Parliamentary speakers from the northern European countries met powerful US politicians and diplomats during the official visit, which took place the week before last, reports Politiken. […] Speakers from each of the other seven countries were present, leaving Denmark’s Speaker of Parliament Pia Kjærsgaard, the former leader of the nationalist Danish People’s Party, as the only absentee. […] Former foreign minister and leader of the Venstre (Liberal) party Uffe Ellemann-Jensen told Politiken that he found it difficult...
  • Danes Tout $340M Stanflex Frigate For US Navy – But What’s Real Cost?

    07/13/2017 6:56:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 13, 2017 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    WASHINGTON: Denmark really wants you to know they have a solution for the US Navy’s frigate problem. Pentagon officials are on the record that they’ll consider foreign designs in their quest for a more powerful small warship than the $450–$550 million, 3,400-ton Littoral Combat Ship. The Danish answer: their $340 million, 6,600-ton Iver Huitfeldt “Stanflex” frigate. That’s a lot of ship for the price. But a leading US expert, Bryan Clark, tells us that the Danes may be undercounting their costs by about $50 million, since some of the frigates’ weaponry was recycled from older ships going out of service...
  • Gun amnesty turns up WWII resistance cache (Lots of PHOTOS)

    07/05/2017 8:15:51 PM PDT · by FreeInWV · 30 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 07/05/17 | Chris Eger
    As part of a weapons amnesty in Denmark, police recovered a vintage stockpile of munitions including submachine guns and grenades. The South Jutland Police posted images to social media last week of some 25 weapons and 100 grenades turned in as part of a reprieve for those with illegal or unregistered arms, many of which may have a connection to Danish history. Occupied by Germany during World War II, Denmark was home to a well-organized network of underground resistance units, often equipped by the Allies through the OSS and SOE. Among the weapons brought down from attics and up from...
  • New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry

    07/01/2017 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 26 June 2017 11:00 CEST+02:00
    Authorities in Denmark and Sweden are set to look into the viability of a new tunnel between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden. The mooted tunnel would bring a fast connection between the two cities, which are currently directly linked by ferry. Dubbed the HH connection, the new road link would be the second to connect the neighbouring Scandinavian countries after the Öresund bridge linking Copenhagen and Malmö, which opened in 2000. Denmark’s Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing will work with Swedish authorities on a strategic analysis of the viability of the project, the Danish ministry announced on...
  • Danish priests marry more gay couples every year

    06/15/2017 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 15 June 2017 12:10 CEST+02:00
    The number of gay couples marrying in Danish churches has increased on a yearly basis since the law was changed in 2012. 416 same-sex couples have exchanged vows in churches around the country since the law change, according to figures from Statistics Denmark. During 2012, the first year in which same-sex weddings were allowed, 51 couples were married, compared with 105 in 2016. The total number of same-sex church weddings has increased every year since the law change came into effect. Lesbian couples form the largest proportion of the weddings, according to the report. […] Bishop of Copenhagen Peter Skov-Jakobsen,...
  • Did Nordic leaders troll Trump with 'orb' photo?

    06/01/2017 12:56:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2017 | Zachary Cohen
    Top leaders of five Nordic countries are rejecting claims that they "trolled" President Donald Trump by posing for a photo that is drawing comparisons to the US leader's now-infamous moment with a glowing orb during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The photo, which was first reported by The Hill, shows the prime ministers of Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark all placing their hands on a European soccer ball -- an image that would most likely have been viewed as benign had it not surfaced just days after one of the most memorable moments from Trump's first foreign trip to...
  • Danish PM receives complaint from Israel’s Netanyahu: report

    05/26/2017 11:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 May 2017 09:21 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen reportedly received a rebuke from Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over Danish support for Palestinian organizations. The two prime ministers spoke over the telephone Wednesday, reports newspaper Berlingske, citing anonymous Danish and Israeli sources.Netanyahu wished to express his displeasure at Danish state support for a number of Palestinian organizations, according to the report. Neither Denmark nor Israel has officially confirmed that the conversation took place. Last week, Netanyahu asked Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen to scrap Denmark’s support for Palestinian organizations during an official visit by the latter to Jerusalem. After that meeting, Samuelsen signed...
  • Non-Western Immigrants Consume 59% Of Denmark’s Tax Revenue

    05/24/2017 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Thalean · 26 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | May 23, 2017 | Staff
    A recent study conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance concluded that in 2014, immigrants and their descendants cost Danish taxpayers at net loss of 28 billion Crowns per year. Furthermore, when Western immigrants were removed from the equation, the net cost rose to 33kr billion. Compare this to tax receipts from ethnic Danes, who contributed a surplus of 56kr billion in 2014... In short: 59% of the tax surplus collected from native Danes is spent on ethnic minorities, who are a massive drain on the system. This would be roughly equivalent to America’s federal government spending $2.1 trillion per year...
  • Police to be contacted about antisemitic Copenhagen mosque sermon

    05/12/2017 11:38:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 11 May 2017 17:49 CEST+02:00
    The Jewish Community in Denmark will contact police about an imam at a mosque in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighborhood who encouraged attacks on Jews during a Friday service, reports newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad. The complaint will be based on a video recording of a Friday service at the Masjid al-Faruq mosque in Nørrebro on March 31st this year. The recording was translated from Arabic to English by American institute MEMRI. According to the translation, imam Mundhir Abdallah quotes a hadith — a report of a speech by the Prophet Mohammed used in Islamic scripture — which incites violence against Jews. “‘Judgment Day...
  • WATCH: ‘Fight The Jews And Kill Them’ – Outrage In Copenhagen At Imam’s Call

    05/12/2017 12:54:59 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-122-2017 | Simon Kent
    A prophesy appearing to call for the murder of Jews repeated during a sermon at a Copenhagen mosque has caused outrage in Denmark after it was released online. Mundhir Abdallah was reported to police after being filmed repeating in Arabic an anti-Semitic hadith- a teaching of Muhammad. The verse says “Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.” He declares a “caliphate” is coming – that is a state governed in accordance with Islamic Sharia law. It will be part of a jihad to unite the Muslim community and liberate the al-Aqsa mosque in...
  • Denmark maintains press freedoms in 'post-truth' era

    04/27/2017 5:37:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 27 April 2017 13:45 CEST+02:00
    Denmark continued its position as one of the few success stories in an era in which global media freedom is coming increasingly under threat, says a new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). For the second year running, Denmark took fourth place on the RSF index, despite it being a year in which the global situation relating to press freedoms has worsened in nearly two thirds of the 180 countries in the Index. The authors of the index cited an article in Denmark’s 1849 constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and says that “censorship and other preventive measures can never...
  • The Mystery of Viking Ruler Rollo Continues-- Surprising Discovery in Ancient Grave

    04/27/2017 2:50:32 PM PDT · by SteveH · 29 replies
    messagetoeagle ^ | January 22, 2017 | messagetoeagle
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  • 'Report Pizzerias Where Danish Isn’t Spoken': Integration Minister

    03/31/2017 1:51:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 March 2017
    Denmark’s integration minister Inger Støjberg says that citizens should contact authorities if they witness “many people walking around in the back, not speaking Danish at all” in pizzerias. The minister, reacting to a report by TV2 on record numbers of illegal immigrants in Denmark, told the broadcaster that the public had a duty to help authorities track down undocumented migrants. “I would actually encourage completely normal Danes to, when they are for example are at their local pizzeria and think that there is something weird going on in the back room because there are many people going around in there...
  • Danish PM: 'First and foremost I want a good meeting' with Trump

    03/30/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 30 March 2017 10:27 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said that reinforcing good relations with the United States will be a priority as he meets President Donald Trump Thursday. The PM, who arrived in Washington D.C. Wednesday, also said that he would look to promote Danish export interests during his meeting with Trump. “First and foremost I want to have a good meeting tomorrow in a good atmosphere that will allow me to keep in touch with the American president. I had a good telephone conversation with him in November, and I think that is one of the reasons why I am here...
  • Danish minister: 'We will not pay more' to EU after Brexit

    03/28/2017 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 March 2017 10:11 CEST+02:00
    Minister of Finance Kristian Jensen says he is determined that Britain’s imminent exit from the EU will not mean more expensive membership for Denmark. The Scandinavian country currently benefits from a membership discount due to the contribution made by the UK for its membership. Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven said Monday that the EU would have to adjust its budget for the multi-billion euro hole left in its finances by Britain’s exit. But Jensen said that Denmark would rather focus on the total amount it pays into the European Union. Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands currently benefit from...
  • Maersk summoned by US fair trade authorities

    03/23/2017 10:22:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 22 March 2017 10:36 CET+01:00
    Danish conglomerate A. P. Møller-Mærsk’s shipping arm, Maersk Line, has been issued with a summons by antitrust authorities in the US. The company is subject of an investigation into suspected price fixing along with a number of other large container shipping companies, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The summons were handed out during a raid on a San Francisco meeting attended by 20 bosses of the industry’s biggest companies, says the report. …
  • ‘One in Five’ Danish Newborns Has Foreign Heritage, Syrians Largest Group

    03/22/2017 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | LIAM DEACON
    The proportion of babies born to mothers with an immigrant background in Denmark has risen dramatically in ten years, largely because of Syrian arrivals. Last year, 61,614 children were born in the northern European nation – 21.6 per cent of them (or one in five) to a mother who is an immigrant or a descendant of one. The vast majority, 18.5 per cent, were born to first generation migrant women. Just a decade ago in 2007, the proportion was 13.5 per cent, figures from Statistics Denmark, reported by Kristeligt Dagblad, reveal. The influx of migrants from Syria is one of...