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Denmark's emerging right-wing party

A far-right political party has emerged in Denmark after gaining the 20,000 signatures needed to stand in an election.

A far-right political party has emerged in Denmark after gaining the 20,000 signatures needed to stand in an election.

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EU's Competition Commissioner fights tough for a fairer market

Declaring open season on tax evaders, one EU Commissioner is going up against the multinationals, but she has been accused of changing the rules of the game.

Declaring open season on tax evaders, one EU Commissioner is going up against the multinationals, but she has been accused of changing the rules of the game.

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Denmark passes the "jewellery bill"

The government's plan has been likened to the confiscation of valuables from Jews during the Second World War

The government's plan has been likened to the confiscation of valuables from Jews during the Second World War

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Pay up or push off immigration law passes in Danish parliament

Despite Denmark watering down its new immigration law, passed in parliament on Tuesday, it has faced harsh criticism for it. But several lawyers and

Despite Denmark watering down its new immigration law, passed in parliament on Tuesday, it has faced harsh criticism for it. But several lawyers and

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Denmark debates defences against asylum seekers

Refugees applying for asylum in Denmark may soon need to be well aware of the value of any assets they are carrying. Copenhagen’s parliament has

Refugees applying for asylum in Denmark may soon need to be well aware of the value of any assets they are carrying. Copenhagen’s parliament has

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Danes reject further integration into EU

Denmark says 'no' to further integration into the European Union . voters reject the adoption of EU laws on justice and home affairs

Denmark says 'no' to further integration into the European Union . voters reject the adoption of EU laws on justice and home affairs

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Denmark votes on whether to ditch EU home affairs opt-outs

Denmark is holding a referendum on whether to adopt EU laws on justice and policing. Since 1993, the Danish government has opted out of such

Denmark is holding a referendum on whether to adopt EU laws on justice and policing. Since 1993, the Danish government has opted out of such

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Scandinavian right wing politics winning more and more votes

Another strong showing by the right in northern Europe: the Danish People’s Party is celebrating its victorious result in legislative elections, with

Another strong showing by the right in northern Europe: the Danish People’s Party is celebrating its victorious result in legislative elections, with

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Denmark: right-wing Danish People's Party makes huge gains in election

The right-wing Danish People’s Party has made huge gains in the country’s general election. It is part of a “blue bloc” of conservatives that has

The right-wing Danish People’s Party has made huge gains in the country’s general election. It is part of a “blue bloc” of conservatives that has

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Denmark votes in a too close to call election

Danes are voting in an election that polls suggest is too close to call. Less than one percent separates the ruling centre-left bloc, led by Helle

Danes are voting in an election that polls suggest is too close to call. Less than one percent separates the ruling centre-left bloc, led by Helle

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Denmark votes in elections too close to call

Danes are heading to the polls on Thursday in an election expected to go down to the wire. Ever since declaring elections last month, Prime Minister

Danes are heading to the polls on Thursday in an election expected to go down to the wire. Ever since declaring elections last month, Prime Minister

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What you need to know about the Danish legislative elections

On May 27, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called for a general election to be held on June 18. On that day, citizens from Denmark

On May 27, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called for a general election to be held on June 18. On that day, citizens from Denmark

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Danish PM claims credit for economic recovery

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt says she can take credit for helping the country out of the financial crisis. Facing re-election next

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt says she can take credit for helping the country out of the financial crisis. Facing re-election next

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More than a notorious selfie: Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Denmark's Prime Minister calls a general election Danes told they will go to the polls Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt announced on

Denmark's Prime Minister calls a general election Danes told they will go to the polls Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt announced on

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Denmark calls national elections for June 18th

Denmark’s prime minister has called national elections for 18 June. Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s centre-left Social Democrats are set to face stiff

Denmark’s prime minister has called national elections for 18 June. Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s centre-left Social Democrats are set to face stiff

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Denmark steps up 'defence against terror'

Denmark has unveiled a 130 million euro package to step up police and intelligence services. It was announced days after deadly shooting attacks in

Denmark has unveiled a 130 million euro package to step up police and intelligence services. It was announced days after deadly shooting attacks in

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Denmark bans smoking on station platforms

Waiting for the train on your daily commute is never the most pleasant of experiences and it just got harder for smokers in Denmark, where the

Waiting for the train on your daily commute is never the most pleasant of experiences and it just got harder for smokers in Denmark, where the

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New government line-up unveiled in Denmark

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has unveiled a new-look Cabinet, after her Socialist coalition partners quit. It came amid a row over

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has unveiled a new-look Cabinet, after her Socialist coalition partners quit. It came amid a row over

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Socialists quit coalition government over Goldman Sachs deal

In Denmark, the socialist party has quit the government in anger over a deal with investment bank Goldman Sachs. Socialist leader Annette

In Denmark, the socialist party has quit the government in anger over a deal with investment bank Goldman Sachs. Socialist leader Annette

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Hey! ... Stop the bullying!

Bullying among young people is nothing new. But there is now increasing talk of the need to raise awareness about the devastating impact on people’s

Bullying among young people is nothing new. But there is now increasing talk of the need to raise awareness about the devastating impact on people’s

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Green growth: a viable option for Europe?

Surrounded as we are by boats, water and the wind – it’s quite easy to think of ‘green’ as a sort of free-living lifestyle. But this is a serious

Surrounded as we are by boats, water and the wind – it’s quite easy to think of ‘green’ as a sort of free-living lifestyle. But this is a serious

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Denmark's prime minister move to kick start economy

Denmark’s first female prime minister has reshuffled her cabinet in a bid to kick start the country’s economy and halt faltering support for her

Denmark’s first female prime minister has reshuffled her cabinet in a bid to kick start the country’s economy and halt faltering support for her

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Danish PM: What's good for euro is good for Europe

Denmark took over the rotating presidency of the European Union at the beginning of January, and its Social-Democrat prime minister stands out in a

Denmark took over the rotating presidency of the European Union at the beginning of January, and its Social-Democrat prime minister stands out in a

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Denmark sets out its EU plans

Denmark’s prime minister has been presenting the country’s programme for its six month presidency of the EU. Tackling Europe’s economic woes will

Denmark’s prime minister has been presenting the country’s programme for its six month presidency of the EU. Tackling Europe’s economic woes will