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Hard cheese: EU court scolds Denmark over feta labels in win for Greece

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Greece has scored a win in its long fight to protect its right to the term “feta” after Europe’s top court reprimanded Denmark for not blocking local companies from using the name for sales outside the European Union....

Denmark Vesey’s Bible review: searing history with lessons for a troubled America

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In America, it would seem we have arrived at a moment when the “good book” has supplanted our constitution. Unambiguously conceived by the founders, once broadly considered admirable, the separation of church and stat...

If you think Denmark is all Borgen and social equality, take a look at its awful ‘ghetto’ law

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We make a habit of idealising Scandinavia. Living in Britain, a country of damp sandwiches, dilapidated housing and extortionate gas bills, makes it easy to fantasise about places like Denmark, with its generous welfa...

Denmark votes on joining EU’s common defence policy

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Denmark is voting on whether to join the EU’s common defence policy, potentially becoming the last of the bloc’s members to sign up as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to reshape Europe’s security landscape. The...

‘Zero asylum seekers’: Denmark forces refugees to return to Syria

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Maryam Awad is 22 and cannot remember the last time she had a good night’s sleep. It was probably before her application to renew her residency permit as a refugee in Denmark was rejected two years ago, she says. Befo...

Denmark seeks to charge former defence minister with disclosing secrets

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Denmark’s top prosecuting authority is to seek to have a former defence minister’s parliamentary immunity lifted so he can be charged with illegally disclosing “highly classified information”. The office of the direct...

Denmark accused of racism after anti-ghetto law adapted for Ukrainians

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Denmark is facing fresh claims of racism after MPs changed the country’s controversial anti-ghetto law to allow Ukrainian refugees to move into social housing emptied of “non-westerners”. For three years, the governme...

Denmark considers ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after 2010

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Denmark has unveiled plans to ensure that future generations are tobacco-free, and is considering banning the sale of cigarettes and other nicotine products to anyone born after 2010. “Our hope is that all people born...

Denmark PM says sorry to Greenland Inuits taken for ‘heartless’ social experiment

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Denmark’s prime minister has apologised in person to a group of Greenlandic Inuits who were removed from their families and taken to Copenhagen more than 70 years ago as part of an experiment to create a Danish-speaki...

Denmark to hold referendum on scrapping EU defence opt-out

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Denmark’s prime minister has called for the country’s citizens to overturn the country’s opt-out from EU defence policy in a referendum to be held on 1 June, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Historic times cal...

Covid live news: Denmark lifts all restrictions despite record cases; Liz Truss tests positive before planned Ukraine visit

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Denmark scraps face masks, vaccine passes and limited opening hours; British foreign secretary had been sitting in packed parliamentary chamber shortly before test result

Denmark to rent 300 prison cells in Kosovo to ease overcrowding

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Denmark plans to rent 300 prison cells in Kosovo for inmates due to be deported at the end of their sentences, the Danish government announced. The project, which seeks to ease prison overcrowding, will also expand De...

Denmark accuses UK of breaking Brexit fishing deal over trawling ban

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Denmark has accused the UK of breaching the post-Brexit fisheries deal over plans to ban destructive bottom trawling in a North Sea conservation zone. The UK announced in February that it wanted to ban bottom trawling...

Denmark lifts all Covid restrictions as vaccinations top 80%

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Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled it to become one of the first EU countries to lift all domestic restrictions, after 548 days with curbs in place to limit the spread of Covid-19, The return to normality has...

GB’s Walls and Hayter take Olympic silver behind Denmark in men’s madison

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Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter took Olympic men’s madison silver for Great Britain as the world champions, Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Morkov, claimed gold for Denmark. Britain and France – represented by Benjamin Th...

Denmark faces legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees

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Denmark’s attempt to return hundreds of Syrians to Damascus after deeming the city safe will “set a dangerous precedent” for other countries to do the same, say lawyers who are preparing to take the Danish government ...

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