Denmark

    • Danes donate millions of euros for planting trees

      Danes donate millions of euros for planting trees

      People and companies in Denmark donated last week up to €2.4m for the planting of trees, in the world's first such even focused on climate. According to the organisers of the initiative, for every 20 Danish kroner (€2.70) donated, one tree is to be planted, while 20% of the total amount will be earmarked for forest conservation efforts in the country.

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    • Denmark to form leftist minority government

      Denmark to form leftist minority government

      Denmark officially turned to the left as last Wednesday Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen announced she will lead a minority government relying on the support of other left-winged parties, news wires reported. “It is with great pleasure I can announce that after three weeks of negotiations, we have a majority to form a new government,” said the 41-year-old, who is set to become Denmark's youngest PM.

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    • Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Center-left looks set to win Denmark election

      Danes were voting on Wednesday in a parliamentary election that could deliver the Nordic region’s third leftist government in a year as people rebel against austerity measures they fear could dismantle their cherished welfare model. Pledges by Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen, heading the opposition center-left bloc, to boost welfare spending after years of cuts and stick to a tougher stance on immigration have gone down well with many Danes.

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    • Denmark calls parliamentary election in June

      Denmark calls parliamentary election in June

      Denmark’s centre-right prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has called for parliamentary elections on 5 June, 12 days before Rasmussen’s term is due to expire on the 17th.Yet, the vote is expected to deliver a rare victory in Europe for the centre-left after support for the populist Danish People’s party has fallen markedly.

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    • Global cleaning giant sheds 100,000 jobs

      Global cleaning giant sheds 100,000 jobs

      ISS of Denmark, the world's largest cleaning company, is planning to get rid of about 100,000 jobs as it plans on exiting 13 countries that were among its least profitable markets. The move represents about a fifth of the company’s global workforce, but will also allow ISS to focus on a smaller group of larger clients.

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    • Denmark stops military exports to Saudi Arabia

      Denmark stops military exports to Saudi Arabia

      In the wake of the murder of a dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and deepening conflict in Yemen, Denmark has become the second European country to suspend future approvals of weapons and military equipment exports to Saudi Arabia. Yet, Copenhagen is not considering other sanctions for the moment.

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    • Denmark to build new island

      Denmark to build new island

      Denmark is planning on building a new island near Copenhagen's harbour to tackie the problem with city's growing population, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen announced on Friday. According to him the island is expected to be fully established by 2070, hosting 35,000 people. It is also aimed at protecting the city from rising sea levels.

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    • Denmark to commit more on EU defense

      Denmark to commit more on EU defense

      Denmark will take part as much as possible in European defence cooperation outside NATO, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen vowed after meeting France’s president on Tuesday. He also hinted at the fact that Copenhagen might have to rethink maintaining the opt-out, which can only be changed by holding a national referendum.

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    • Denmark widens $2bn tax fraud suit, includes UK

      Denmark widens $2bn tax fraud suit, includes UK

      Denmark announced it is currently targeting US and British entities, as well as individuals as it expands a global campaign to recover billions of crowns in one of the country’s biggest tax-fraud cases. The country alleges that the money that was first officially identified as missing three years ago, was paid out to cover fake dividend refunds between 2012 and 2015.

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