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Global Europe 25-01-2022

Mali asks Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed there

Mali's government said it had asked Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed to the West African nation as part of a French-led counter-terrorism task force because it was not consulted and the deployment failed to follow protocol.
Slovenian Minister of Labour Janez
Economy & Jobs 07-12-2021

EU Council agrees negotiating position on minimum wage directive

Two weeks after the European Parliament agreed its negotiating position on the minimum wage directive, a large majority of national ministers also agreed on a common position, with the only dissent coming from Denmark and Hungary.
Economy & Jobs 24-11-2021

Living wages hang in the balance as MEPs try to derail Directive

The European Parliament is set to adopt a text that would be a huge step towards delivering a living wage to millions across the EU – but the directive’s future is now in question as a group of Nordic MEPs try to stop it in its tracks, writes Alva Finn.
Arctic Agenda 17-10-2021

We don’t want to see any flash points in the Arctic, EU envoy says

The EU needs to adapt how it approaches the role of China and Russia in the region, Michael Mann, EU's Special Envoy for Arctic Matters, told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 22-09-2021

Denmark sides with Biden in submarine row

Denmark, one of Washington's closest allies in Europe, disagrees with French and EU criticism of the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday (22 September).
Energy 25-08-2021

Denmark, Costa Rica seek alliance to speed up the end of oil and gas

Denmark and Costa Rica are trying to forge an alliance of countries willing to fix a date to phase out oil and gas production and to stop giving permits for new exploration, government ministers said and documents showed.
Global Europe 12-08-2021

Nordic countries to offer asylum for Afghan staff as France suspends expulsions of migrants

Roughly 45 Afghans employed by Denmark in the conflict-hit country will be offered temporary asylum as international troops withdraw, with other Nordic countries set to follow suit.

NGOs slam UK plans to copy Danish offshore asylum centres

UK plans to follow the lead of Denmark in seeking to establish offshore asylum processing centres have been met with swift condemnation from civil society groups and lawyers who argue that it would breach the country’s international obligations on refugees.

Denmark passes law to process asylum seekers outside Europe

Denmark on Thursday (3 June) passed a law enabling it to process asylum seekers outside Europe, drawing anger from human rights advocates, the United Nations and the European Commission.
Transport 03-06-2021

Spying on Germans and avoiding Belarusian airspace 

This week our podcast takes us to Berlin, where a spying deal between Denmark and the US is shaking German politics ahead of elections in September. To find out more we spoke with Oliver Noyan and Niko Krumayer from EURACTIV...
Global Europe 31-05-2021

US security agency spied on Merkel, other top European officials through Danish cables

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has used a partnership with Denmark's foreign intelligence unit to spy on senior officials of neighbouring countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Danish state broadcaster DR.
Health 04-05-2021

Denmark bars J&J vaccine from Covid vaccination programme

Denmark said Monday (3 May) it will bar the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from its Covid inoculation drive over worries about blood clots, following a similar move against the AstraZeneca jab.
Health 14-04-2021

Denmark drops AstraZeneca vaccine for good, in European first

Denmark announced Tuesday (13 April) it would stop using the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine altogether, becoming the first European country to do so over suspected rare but serious side effects.
Global Europe 07-04-2021

Polls close in Greenland election closely watched by global mining industry

Voting stations closed in Greenland on Tuesday evening (6 April) in a snap election that could unseat the ruling party and help decide the fate of vast deposits of rare earth metals that international companies want to exploit.
Health 06-04-2021

Denmark launches ‘corona pass’ to facilitate reopening

Denmark on Tuesday (6 April) began requiring people to use a new Covid certificate to enter certain businesses or face fines, one of the first European countries to do so. The “corona pass” certifies that someone has either been fully...
Global Europe 05-03-2021

Israel, Denmark, Austria agree deal for vaccine development

Leaders from Israel, Austria and Denmark announced Thursday (4 March) in Jerusalem an alliance for the development and production of future generation coronavirus vaccines, a deal that has already sparked criticism in Europe.
Global Europe 04-03-2021

Israeli critics warn EU against legitimising Palestinian ‘vaccination apartheid’

A group of prominent Israelis have warned Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz not to cooperate with Israel on vaccines, citing what they termed vaccination “apartheid” vis-à-vis the country’s Palestinian population.

Six EU countries warned over border restrictions

The European Commission said Tuesday (23 February) it has formally warned six EU countries that their virus-related border curbs could undermine free movement within the bloc.
Politics 17-02-2021

Mining fuels Greenland dreams of independence – and political crisis

A rare earth mining project in Greenland has reignited dreams of the autonomous Arctic territory's full independence from Denmark one day, but environmentalists fear large-scale mining could harm the remote island's pristine landscape.
Coronavirus 25-01-2021

Nations tighten virus curbs as Dutch curfew protesters clash with police

Clashes broke out in the Netherlands on Sunday (24 January) as anti-curfew demonstrators protested against coronavirus restrictions, while France imposed new border controls with numerous countries under pressure to slow the spread of new variants. France introduced a requirement for...
Brexit 21-01-2021

Norway’s block on EU fishing vessels keeps Danish boats in port

Norway is withholding permits for British and most EU fishing vessels to catch fish in its North Sea waters while post-Brexit talks between Norway, the EU and Britain are ongoing, leaving many Danish fishing vessels moored idly in ports.
Energy 23-12-2020

Nord Stream 2 pipelaying to begin in Danish waters in January

The Danish Maritime Authority has said that construction will begin in January on the stretch in Danish waters of the disputed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is to bring Russian gas to Germany.
Agrifood 01-12-2020

Wholegrains slash risk of death by up to 24%, says UN food branch

Regular consumption of whole-grains significantly reduces the risk of death,  a recent paper by the food branch of the United Nations found, with stakeholders now calling for more action to promote whole-grains as part of a healthy diet.
Global Europe 27-11-2020

In European first, Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians go on trial in Antwerp for planning to bomb a 2018 meeting of an exiled opposition group, the first time an EU country has put an Iranian official on trial for terrorism.