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Danish politicians react to government’s ‘ghetto plan’

NordenBladet – Lawmakers from parties across Denmark’s political spectrum have reacted to the government’s announcement on Thursday of a wide-ranging plan to tackle what it calls ‘parallel societies’ in the country’s underprivileged areas. MPs from non-government parties from both sides

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New strategy aims to lift Denmark to the top of European life science

NordenBladet – The government has unveiled a new plan that promises to propel Denmark to the very top of the European life science sector. The strategy includes 36 initiatives that aim to provide more opportunity for Danish life science across

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The Danish toy giant Lego has revealed that it has started production on a new line of sustainable bricks made from plant-based plastic – more specifically from sugar cane

NordenBladet – Initially, they will be incorporated into Lego’s softest brick pieces, such as small trees, bushes and leaves – which will no longer be produced from the oils usually used in Lego brick production. “At the LEGO Group we

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Property prices in Copenhagen and Aarhus will fall, bank predicts

NordenBladet – Rising interest rates, a tightening up of the laws regarding credit, and falling prices in Oslo and Stockhom are among the factors contributing to falling apartment prices in Denmark’s two largest cities in the first quarter of 2018.

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Ghettos must go: Government presents plan “‘One Denmark without Parallel Societies: No Ghettos in 2030” in Copenhagen underprivileged area

NordenBladet – Denmark’s government presented its plan to tackle social problems in what it defines as ‘ghettos’ on Thursday as eight ministers visited the Mjølnerparken area of Copenhagen. Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said the plan – which contains a

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The Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden closed temporarily following an accident on Wednesday

NordenBladet – Øresund Bridge closes in both directions after accident. The accident involved a single lorry that lost control and collided with the central reservation, Copenhagen Police confirmed. No injuries occurred. The Danish Road Directorate wrote earlier on Wednesday that

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N.E.R.D and Pharrell Williams coming to Denmark

NordenBladet – Earlier this week it emerged that those volunteering at NorthSide festival would have to pay a deposit this year as the festival wants to curb the number of workers skipping their shifts. Now NorthSide has produced yet another

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Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs on Syria: Russia must live up to its responsibility

NordenBladet — The situation in Ghouta, Syria has in the last couple of weeks escalated drastically and the Syrian military is conducting a massive bombardment against both rebels and civilians in the city. Today, the UN Security Council will vote

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Samuelsen and Hjort Frederiksen: We must fight terrorism and irregular migration in the Sahel region

NordenBladet — Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen today participated in a summit on the West African G5 Joint Force that seeks to fight terrorism, organised crime, and irregular migration in the Sahel region. At the summit, Denmark announced a contribution

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Denmark gives emphasis to human rights and trust between local communities and security forces in the West African Sahel region

NordenBladet — Together with EU, the Netherlands and Sweden, Denmark is co-hosting a high-level conference in Brussels today. The main focus of the conference will be on human rights and trust building between local communities and security forces in the

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Denmark is still among the least corrupt countries in the world

NordenBladet — Once again, Denmark is ranked in the top as one of the least corrupt countries in the world on Transparency Internationals Corruption Perceptions Index that indicates perceived corruption in the public sector, which is published today. “I am glad

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Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs is signing invitations to the international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen

NordenBladet — Anders Sammuelsen: “We support Ukraine in its reform efforts – also by stressing that still more needs to be done” The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, will be hosting – together with his Ukrainian colleague

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High earners benefit most from Danish tax plan: thinktank Cepos

NordenBladet – Taxpayers in Denmark who earn over 600,000 kroner (81,000 euros) annually will benefit most from three major agreements made between the government and conservative allies in recent months, according to an analysis. The conclusion is based on calculations

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All children should go to school: The Danish government increases its contribution to global education

NordenBladet — The planned contribution is announced today in connection with GPE’s conference in Senegal. A Danish priority in the support for GPE is a special focus on marginalized groups and children. Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs says:”Education is

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World Economic Forum: 81 percent of Danes feel the EU pays off for Denmark

NordenBladet – 81 percent of Danes feel the EU pays off for Denmark – the sixth highest approval rate among the 28 member nations. According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, the vast majority of Danes believe

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Can Blockchain improve development? – New report highlights opportunities and dilemmas!

NordenBladet — Blockchain has the potential to renew development cooperation and humanitarian aid, among other things by using crypto currency and digitalizing contracts and rights and thereby deliver development in a new and potentially more effective way. That is the

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