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  • Time for Europe to fill US vacuum, says ex-Danish PM [Helle Thorning-Schmidt]

    06/11/2018 10:32:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/11/2018 16:43 | Eric Maurice
    “Keep calm and carry on.” In the wake of a disastrous G7 summit where US president Donald Trump all but broke off the Western alliance, the EU should stay cool and prepare to take over global leadership. That is the message on Monday (11 June) by a former member of the EU leaders club, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. “The US is leaving a vacuum. And who should step in? For me, it is completely obvious, it is Europe’s time to step in,” the former Danish prime minister said at an event in Brussels. “That’s where our new next opportunity is,” she said,...
  • Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

    06/09/2018 2:37:04 PM PDT · by Mafe · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | June 8, 2018 | Daniel Lacalle
    One of the most common fallacies of the new populists is to say that their model is the “Nordic” one and that those countries are successful examples of how “socialism works”. When I mentioned it to the Finnish Finance Minister Petteri Orpo at a recent ECR dinner, he could not believe it. Expropriations, massive tax increases, appropriation of savings and subordinating the growth model to political control is what populists defend. The same as Venezuela, which all of them praised — from Bernie Sanders to Owen Jones or Corbyn and Chomsky — until it collapsed. Then they moved on to...
  • Danish government to vote on anti-swine flu border fence

    06/04/2018 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 4 June 2018 08:27 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Parliament will vote on Monday over whether to build a 70 km long, 1.5 meter-high fence along Denmark’s border with Germany. The aim of the fence is to stop wild boar spreading the swine flu virus into Denmark, but environmental organizations have expressed doubts as to its effectiveness and concerns over its effect on local wildlife. The barrier is one of a number of proposals put forward by the Ministry for Food and the Environment aimed at preventing the African swine fever virus from spreading amongst Denmark’s large pig population. A majority consisting of the government and Danish People’s Party...
  • Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle

    06/02/2018 8:38:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | AFP
    Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday. Without local written records to explain, or a battlefield to scour for evidence, experts are nevertheless piecing together a story... Four pelvic bones strung on a stick were among the remains of at least 82 people found during archaeological excavations at Alken Enge in Jutland... The more than 2,300 human bones were contained in peat and lake sediments over 185 acres (75 hectares) of wetland meadows. Radiocarbon-dating put them between 2 BC and...
  • Danes Vote Yes On “Burqa Ban”, Follow Growing European Trend

    06/01/2018 9:11:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2018 | Karen Townsend
    The Islamification of Europe was dealt a blow Thursday as the Danish parliament voted yes to banning clothing that covers the face, including the burqa (the head to toe garment) and the niqab (a cloth covering the face) in public places. The center-right governing coalition’s bill received 75 votes in favor and 30 in opposition. 74 members of parliament were absent. The bill becomes law on August 1. It is being called the “Burqa Ban” and predictably, Muslims are upset. Widely known as the “Burqa Ban,” the measure is perceived by critics as targeting Muslim women who choose to...
  • Denmark Approves Burka Ban

    06/01/2018 10:53:47 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | June 1, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    Denmark becomes the sixth European country to enact such a ban, after France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Austria. "The face is your passport. When you refuse me to see you, I am a victim." — Jacques Myard, a former conservative MP who supported the ban in France. "[S]ome people do not want to be a part of Danish society and want to create parallel societies with their own norms and rules." — Danish Justice Minister Sřren Pape Poulsen. The Danish Parliament has passed a ban on Islamic full-face veils in public spaces. The new law, sponsored by Denmark's center-right...
  • U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran

    05/29/2018 9:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 29, 2018 | Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu
    U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran Tanker and container operators prepare to wind down business with Iran ahead of U.S. sanctions By Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu May 29, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET It will be months before new U.S. sanctions against Iran take hold, but global shipping operators are already pulling back from the big oil-exporting nation. The world’s two biggest shipping lines, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co., said they were winding down general cargo shipments, while tanker owners said they plan to move their vessels to other oil-producing countries in the Middle East...
  • Support for EU 'at record level' in Denmark [says Eurobarometer]

    05/23/2018 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 23 May 2018 09:36 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    More than three in four people living in Denmark consider the EU to be “a good thing”, according to a new poll. The results from the poll, which was carried out by the European Commission’s Eurobarometer, shows a record high level of support for the union amongst people in Denmark. 76 percent of people responding to the survey said that the EU was a “good thing”. That represents the highest level in Denmark since Eurobarometer began asking the question in 1974. Only seven percent said they thought they EU was a “bad thing” in the latest poll. […] Meanwhile, sovereignty...
  • British MEP: “I’m Convinced We Are Seeing The Great Replacement”

    05/21/2018 6:55:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Shy Society ^ | 5/20/18
    Independent MEP Janice Atkinson has become the latest high-profile public figure to speak out about “The Great Replacement” which argues that native Brits and Europeans are being systematically replaced through mass, uncontrolled immigration.Writing in the Voice of Europe following an exclusive by Shy Society over an English Heritage training programme excluding white people, the South East England MEP says that when she first read about the theory she thought it was an “over reaction”. But the former UKIP politician has recently changed her mind and is now “absolutely convinced” that The Great Replacement is a concerted effort by globalist elites...
  • Danish minister: Muslims shouldn't work during Ramadan, it's dangerous for society

    05/21/2018 4:57:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 21 May 2018 12:15 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday May 21st called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is “dangerous for all of us”. The comments from immigration and integration minister Inger Stojberg, a member of the center-right Liberal Party, come after Ramadan, one of Islam’s most revered holidays in which Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dawn, began last week. “I want to call on Muslims to take leave from work during the month of Ramadan to avoid negative consequences for the rest of Danish...
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.
  • 'Catastrophic': Denmark reacts to US break with Europe over Iran deal

    05/11/2018 8:02:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 9 May 2018 07:43 CEST+02:00 | Michael Barrett
    Leading politicians in Denmark were broadly critical of the announcement on Tuesday by President Donald Trump that the United States would violate the Iran nuclear deal. In a statement at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said the US would “exit the Iran deal” agreed with other major powers in 2015, and warned that “any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could be strongly sanctioned”. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, was agreed in 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus...
  • Denmark-based man is first person to be convicted under Malaysian 'fake news' law

    04/30/2018 6:28:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 30 April 2018 12:00 CEST+02:00 | AFP/Ritzau/The Local
    A Malaysian court Monday handed a man who lives in Denmark a one-week jail term for breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It has sparked outrage from rights groups, who believe it is aimed at cracking down on dissent. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a 46-year-old of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian...
  • Danish MEP pushes UK Danes to vote local to stop Brexit

    04/26/2018 4:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 25 April 2018 20:30 CEST+02:00
    An MEP for Denmark’s ruling Liberal Party is helping front a social media campaign to push more than one million EU citizens vote for the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats in next week’s local elections. Morten Lřkkegaard made the call in an advert sent to UK-dwelling Danes’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, as part of a Lib Dem campaign for EU citizen’s votes mounted in 23 different languages. “I’m in a hurry to tell you good news: that you as a Danish citizen in the UK actually have the right to vote in local elections,” Lřkkegaard says in the video, before encouraging them...
  • Independence from Denmark key issue in Greenland vote

    04/24/2018 10:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 24 April 2018 09:27 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Greenland votes Tuesday in a local parliament election, with full independence a key issue for the self-ruled Danish territory threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people. Rich in unexploited natural resources, Greenland gained autonomy from Denmark in 1979 and was granted self-rule in 2009, though Copenhagen retains control of foreign and defense affairs. The vast island between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, mostly covered in ice and home to just 55,000 people, also receives some 3.6 billion kroner (€483 million, $591 million) in subsidies each year from its former colonial...
  • Denmark's Liberals to oppose circumcision ban

    04/24/2018 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 24 April 2018 23:48 CEST+02:00
    Denmark’s ruling Liberal Party has come out against a ban on the circumcision of young boys, meaning the controversial citizen’s proposal is unlikely to make it through parliament. “It has been difficult today, and if we had taken the easy route, we would have said ‘yes’ to a ban,” the party’s group chairman, Sřren Gade, told the Berlingske newspaper after a long-drawn out meeting of party MPs to discuss the issue on Tuesday. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the party’s political spokesman, told the paper that views had been split across the party. “Many have veered both for and against. There are really...
  • If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    forbes.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger
    Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite. Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind turbines per watt declined by 50 percent. And yet — during the same period — the price of electricity in...
  • Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister

    04/20/2018 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 April 2018 14:32 CEST+02:00
    A widely-discussed proposal to ban public wearing of face-covering garments including the burqa and niqab is set to be voted on in Denmark’s parliament. Minister of Justice Sřren Pape Poulsen, who was scheduled to present the proposal in parliament for a first round of voting on Thursday, said that a passing of the proposal into law would not result in police forcibly removing women’s burqas. Women wearing the burqa in public would be fined or asked to go home, the minister told newspaper Politiken. “If they live nearby, they will be asked to go home,” Poulsen said. A further option...
  • Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

    04/19/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | 1:08pm | By Jon Lockett, The Sun
    The missing submarine was found off the coast of Denmark. Sea War Museum Jutland _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years. The U-3523 was one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop an allied victory. It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America. The U-3523...
  • Bismarck's Blood and Iron Speech 150 Years Later

    04/02/2013 4:06:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    New American ^ | Sunday, 30 September 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Bismarck's Blood and Iron Speech 150 Years Later Written by Bruce Walker One hundred and fifty years ago, on September 30, 1862, Otto von Bismarck gave his famous “Blut und Eisen” (“Blood and Iron”) speech before the Landtag, the Prussian legislature. In his speech, Bismarck claimed that the international policy of a modern state is built upon the willingness to fight — “Blut” (blood) — and the willingness to spend vast amounts of public treasure in creating giant armies — “Eisen” (iron). "The great questions of the time will not be resolved by speeches and majority decisions ... but by...