Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Denmark http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Package of Measures to Combat Cross-Border Tax Evasion and Use of Tax Havens http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404203_text Money laundering; Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404203_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Recent Bank and Tax Statements on Bitcoin http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404077_text Banks and financial institutions; Currency; Foreign exchange; Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404077_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Changing Legal Sexual Identity Simplified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404057_text Documents; Health; Human rights - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404057_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Kosher Slaughter Method Effectively Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404004_text Agriculture and food; Animal protection; Freedom of religion - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404004_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Fight over Right to Well Care and Child Care Benefits for Non-Citizens from EU Member States http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403927_text Child welfare; Social welfare; Unemployment benefits - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403927_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Laws Become Effective for 2014 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403821_text Freedom of information; Unemployment benefits - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403821_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Family Law Regulation: Co-Mother from Birth http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403783_text Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403783_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Calls for Immigration Reform Following Controversial Deportation Order http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403779_text Immigration and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403779_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark; Greenland: Greenland Votes to Lift Uranium Mining Ban; Considers Independence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403759_text Mining; Natural resources; Sovereignty - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403759_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Anti-Gang Measures Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403736_text Crime and law enforcement; Weapons - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403736_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Government Permits Merger to Stem IKEA http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403729_text Foreign trade and international finance - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403729_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Increase Recycling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403686_text Environmental protection - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403686_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Doctors Concerned About Data Sharing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403623_text Workers safety and health - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403623_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Unemployment Benefits Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403605_text Labor - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403605_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Government Plans Health Care Reforms http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403589_text Workers safety and health - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403589_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Bill on Economic Growth Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403568_text Economics and Public Finance - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403568_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Call to Bail out of Strict Bail-In Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403544_text Banks and financial institutions - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403544_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposal for Cut in Corporate Tax Rate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403499_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403499_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposed Law to Give Relief to Alien Victims of Domestic Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403486_text Immigration and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403486_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Tax Authorities Clarify Moonlighting Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403429_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403429_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Ban Large Stores in Small Towns http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403404_text Commerce - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403404_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Distribute Overdose Kits http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403372_text Health; Emergency medical services - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403372_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Tax Amnesty Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403329_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403329_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Government Proposes Outlawing Prostitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403302_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403302_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Seabed Floor Expedition to Determine Extent of Territory http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403273_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403273_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Changes in Corporate Tax and Withholding Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403208_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403208_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Court Determines Lisbon Treaty Signing Constitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403204_text Constitution - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403204_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Draft Laws on Digital Communication with the Public Sector http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403165_text Communications - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403165_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Regulations on Air Guns Stir Controversy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403117_text Weapons - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403117_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Smoking Law Controversial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403112_text Tobacco and smoking - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403112_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Tax on DHMO to Be Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403070_text Environmental protection - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403070_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Same-Sex Marriage to Be Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403040_text Families - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403040_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Tax on Sugar Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403023_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403023_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Health Records Proposal Leads to Controversy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402995_text Right of privacy - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402995_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Court Upholds Decision in Mass Arrests Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402960_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402960_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Plan to Rewrite Law on Visa Procedures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402945_text Government - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402945_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Higher Pollution Tax to Take Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402926_text Taxation - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402926_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Psychologist Held in Contempt of Court in Torture Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402847_text Judiciary - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402847_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Media Report Prompts Review of Asylum Procedures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402746_text Asylum - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402746_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Court Ruling on Genocide Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402700_text War crimes - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402700_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposals Aimed at Services to Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402626_text Immigration and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402626_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Righting of Mistakes in Denial of Citizenship to Eligible Stateless Persons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402536_text Citizenship and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402536_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Retirement Age Raised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402503_text Employee benefits - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402503_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Supreme Court Permits Suit Against Prime Minister over Lisbon Treaty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402471_text Constitution - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402471_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Controversial Bill to Give Tax Authorities Full Access to Electronically Stored Company Data http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402373_text Right of privacy - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402373_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposal to Ban Arabic-Language News Channels http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402357_text Communications - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402357_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: New Traffic Safety Measures, "Secret" Parking Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402290_text Transportation and public works - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402290_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Student Grant Rules to Be Changed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402100_text Education - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402100_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Workers Permitted to Carry Knives in Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402078_text Weapons - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402078_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Fines Impopsed for Illegal Additives in Fish http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401969_text Workers safety and health - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401969_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Immigration Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401801_text Immigration and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401801_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Criminal Age May Be Lowered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401798_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401798_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposal to Compensate Businesses for Computer Hacking of Banks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401596_text Banks and financial institutions - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401596_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Action Taken Against Book Publication on National Security Grounds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401578_text Freedom of the press - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401578_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Court Rules Against Poker Player http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401565_text Gambling - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401565_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Burka Ban Debated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401514_text Human rights - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401514_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Measures to Control Dangerous Dogs Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401340_text Workers safety and health - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401340_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Proposed Anti-Terrorism Law Calls for Secret Courts, Electronic Tags http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401236_text Terrorism - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401236_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Convictions for Terrorism T-Shirts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401172_text Terrorism - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401172_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Immigration Cases to Be Reopened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401141_text Immigration and nationality - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401141_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Special Court System for Terror Trials Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401142_text Judiciary - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The A committee of Denmark's parliament has proposed the establishment of a special court system for trials of suspected terrorists who face deportation. The new court would be a way to protect confidential information contained in evidence... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401142_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Dutch Requested to Allow Danish Prosecution of Suspected Somali Pirates http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540915_text Piracy - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The A committee of Denmark's parliament has proposed the establishment of a special court system for trials of suspected terrorists who face deportation. The new court would be a way to protect confidential information contained in evidence It was reported on January 3, 2009, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has contacted Dutch officials to clear Danish prosecution of five suspected Somali pirates currently being held in custody on the Danish... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540915_text Global Legal Monitor: Denmark: Elimination of Statute of Limitations on Torture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540416_text Crime and law enforcement - On November 6, 2014, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published a package of measures on the prevention of tax evasion and the use of tax havens. (Laura Ambagtsheer-Pakarinen, Denmark: Government Publishes Package on Measures to Prevent On March 18, 2014, the Danish Central Bank issued a statement declaring that Bitcoin is not a currency. The Bank went on to explain, "Bitcoin does not have any real trading value compared to gold and The Danish Parliament has approved a law allowing Danish citizens to change their legal gender identity without first undergoing sterilization or surgery. Denmark's Minister of the Economy and Interior, Margrethe Vestager, announced on June 11, On February 17, 2014, new animal protection measures entered into force effectively banning kosher slaughter practices in Denmark. Unsedated slaughter has been illegal in Denmark for years, but there has been an exemption for religious For the last few months, a lively debate on the regulation of child care benefits has raged in Denmark. On February 24, 2014, the Danish government proposed a new regulation under which citizens of other European Two major pieces of controversial legislation that were passed in 2013 became effective in Denmark on January 1, 2014: the reform of unemployment benefits and a law on freedom of information. (Andreas Jakobsen, New On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Bandoslash;rneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth mother in a lesbian relationship to become a co-mother immediately at the birth of the child, entered into force. The In November 2013, Denmark decided to deport a woman from Thailand and her seven-year-old daughter. The two had moved to Denmark when the woman married a Danish citizen. Following the 2012 death of the citizen, who On October 24, 2013, in a close vote, Greenland's legislature, the Inatsisartut (Parliament), overturned a 1988 ban on the mining of radioactive materials. The 15-14 vote will permit uranium, thorium, and rare earth On October 29, 2013, Denmark's Justice Minister, Morten Bandoslash;dskov, announced a plan to respond to the problem of gang-related crime in the country. There were 49 gang-related shootings in Denmark in the first six months of The Danish Competition Agency (Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen) on September 25, 2013, approved the purchase of smaller furniture retailers by the Danish-owned company JYSK, in an effort to stem an otherwise growing dominance of the market by Denmark's Environment Minister, Ida Auken, has announced a new approach to handling rubbish in the country. In September, the government is expected to present a plan to require households to sort trash into several bins, Denmark is in the midst of a debate on a revision of its health care law, and doctors in general practice are concerned about the proposed changes to how they work. In particular, some doctors have The repeal of a January 2013 law limiting unemployment benefits to a two-year period means that Denmark's unemployed will now be able to receive funds for four years through a two-year extension of the benefit period. According to a May 2, 2013, press release from Denmark's Minister of Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, the government is planning an overhaul of the country's health On April 22, 2013, the Danish government and the opposition party Dansk Folkeparti agreed to a package of initiatives designed to boost growth and employment. The initiatives are contained in a bill that would cost 17 It was reported on March 26, 2013, that Denmark is reconsidering its "bail-in" policy towards lending institutions, in the aftermath of having lost 23% of its banks It was reported on February 26, 2013, that the Danish government published a Plan for Growth DK Strong Companies, More Jobs (Vandaelig;kstplan DK - standaelig;rke virksomheder, flere job) in which it proposes to reduce the Denmark's Ministry of Justice has recently proposed an amendment to the Danish Aliens Act that would allow foreigners in Denmark who are victims of domestic abuse Denmark's tax authority, Skat, plans to clarify rules covering working "under the table," with cash payments for odd jobs. The changes, effective as of January 2013, will Denmark's government is expecting to introduce changes in town planning laws to limit large stores, which while offering low prices to consumers, are thought to have a The Danish government announced this month that it will distribute overdose kits to drug users in the capital city, Copenhagen. The purpose is to reduce the rate Denmark's Tax Authority, Skat (Skat website (last visited Sept. 14, 2012)), established a tax amnesty program, under legislation adopted in May 2012, that runs until June 2013, but many Danes are starting to take steps It was reported in July 2012 that the Danish government intends to move forward with a proposal to make purchasing sexual acts illegal. The legislation would target the customers, rather than the prostitutes themselves. According to The six nations that border the Arctic Sea (Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States) each claim territory 200 nautical miles (about 230 miles) into the sea as exclusive economic zones. If a nation On June 13, 2012, the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) passed L 173, draft legislation to amend the corporate tax law, withholding tax law, tax control law, tax administration law, and various other laws. (Katja Joo Dyppel andamp; On June 15, 2012, Denmark's Eastern High Court ruled that the country's government need not have held a referendum before signing the Treaty of Lisbon. The decision came in response to a class action lawsuit that It was reported on May 1, 2012, that two legislative proposals currently before the Danish Parliament, L 160 and L 159, will make the use of digital communication with the public sector, for which specific computer As of the beginning of June 2012, new regulations on firearms will tighten control of air guns in Denmark. Any such weapon with a 5.5 millimeter caliber will need to be registered with the police. Furthermore, A new smoking law agreed to on April 21, 2012, in Denmark, will impose a ban on smoking in educational institutions designed for children and youths and in single-person offices. Staff members will be able to Denmark's Environment Ministry is planning to propose a tax on the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) as a method to discourage its use. DHMO is odorless but potentially lethal. High levels of the substance were found in Denmark's government announced a proposal on March 13, 2012, that would legalize same-sex marriages in the country, beginning on June 15 of this year. According to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, legislation to permit gays and lesbians In order to improve the health of its citizens by reducing their use of sugar, Denmark's government is considering taxing the product. Speaking on March 5, 2012, Pia Olsen Dyhr, the acting Minister of Health, stated A new Danish executive order would permit local government officials to collect information about how an individual used health care services, in order to enhance public health planning. It is part of the 2011 revision of In a January 25, 2012, ruling, a Danish court upheld a lower court decision that found that police had acted improperly in carrying out mass arrests at a 2009 demonstration. In 2011, the Copenhagen City Court Denmark's Justice Minister Morten Bandoslash;dskov recently made it known to a Danish newspaper that the government is planning to revise a 2011 law that changed procedures for requesting visas. While no visa is required for citizens For 2012, Denmark is raising taxes on pollution by district heating facilities to a level five times as high as those previously in force. While at one time it was estimated that the impact on heating On October 6, 2011, a retired military psychologist refused to break client confidentiality in a case in Copenhagen's Eastern High Court and was charged with contempt of court. The court will determine whether she will be A July 10, 2011, news story led the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration, and Integration Affairs of Denmark to review the implementation of its procedures for interviewing those seeking asylum. AVISEN.DK published a series of articles that On June 1, 2011, Denmark's 1955 genocide law was ruled not applicable to the prosecution of foreigners for genocidal acts committed outside Denmark. The Roskilde Court, located north of Copenhagen, issued the ruling in the case Denmark's welfare state is experiencing stress due to high costs, and the government is considering moving from the current tax-based welfare model, the approach common in Scandinavian countries, to a system in which benefits are related It was reported on February 15, 2011, that more than 400 young stateless persons in Denmark had been unaware of their right to Danish citizenship under two United Nations Conventions, the 1989 Convention on the Rights On January 25, 2011, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Landoslash;kke Rasmussen announced a plan to reform the country's early retirement program. The move has two goals: to help the economy and to prevent labor shortages. Economists have On January 11, 2011, Denmark's Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, permitted a group of plaintiffs to sue the country's Prime Minister, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, over the Danish government's ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. (That treaty The Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet, or SKAT) has proposed an amendment to the Danish Tax Control Act (869/04) under which the authorities would be permitted to have "full access to all company data stored on The leader of the Danish People's Party (DF), Pia Kjandaelig;rsgaard, has recently proposed banning access to two Arabic-language news channels, Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The DF, the third largest political party in the country, is On October 1, 2010, new traffic safety legislation takes effect in Denmark that will enable the police to immediately revoke the licenses of motorists traveling at speeds of more than 100 kilometers per hour (kmh) (about It was reported on July 8, 2010, that Denmark's government is planning to amend rules on state grants to students to limit the number of years in which a student can qualify for the funding. By Under a new rule issued by the Crown Prosecutor of Denmark, Jandoslash;rgen Steen Sandoslash;rensen, an existing ban on possession of knives in public has been relaxed. Employees who need knives for their work will be permitted It was reported on May 6, 2010, that five Danish companies have recently been fined for adding a banned dye to salmon. The additive, sodium nitrite, was found by inspectors from the Danish Veterinary and Food In January 2010, Denmark's Supreme Court issued a decision in an immigration case that retains a controversial rule. Since 2002, immigrants to Denmark that become naturalized citizens must have lived in the country for 28 years Denmark's parliament began hearings on January 12, 2010, on a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to 14. At present, it appears that the government has a majority likely to vote for the Denmark's Ministry of Commerce has proposed that the country's Financial Supervisory Authority consider a plan to require banks to compensate small businesses for losses due to hacked online accounts. The businesses eligible for the compensation would On September 16, 2009, the Danish newspaper POLITIKEN published a book entitled JandAElig;GER I KRIG MED ELITEN (HUNTER AT WAR WITH THE ELITE), by former special forces officer Thomas Rathsack, despite a government request Denmark's Supreme Court ruled recently that a man who had won 194,000 kroner (about US$37,700) playing poker online had to surrender his winnings. The gambler was unemployed, and his winnings were his sole form of income. Although Denmark's governing Liberal Party has rejected the idea, other political parties in the ruling coalition have proposed that the country ban the wearing of burkas and niqand#257;bs in public. A burka covers a woman from The opposition party in the Danish Parliament has been leading efforts to enact stricter controls on dangerous dogs. Now that the measures have support from the Social Democrats, the Socialist People's Party, and the Danish People's It was reported on April 6, 2009, that Denmark is preparing a new anti-terrorism bill that would permit sensitive intelligence against terrorist suspects to be presented in secret courts and would allow foreign suspects who do Denmark's Supreme Court has upheld a High Court conviction of six members of the group "Fighters+Lovers." The defendants were found guilty of supporting terrorism through donations to two organizations, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Birth Randoslash;nn Hornbech, Denmark's immigration minister, has announced that 50 applications for residency that were previously denied will be reconsidered. The cases involve spouses of Danish citizens, and their applications have been rejected since 2002. The A committee of Denmark's parliament has proposed the establishment of a special court system for trials of suspected terrorists who face deportation. The new court would be a way to protect confidential information contained in evidence It was reported on January 3, 2009, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has contacted Dutch officials to clear Danish prosecution of five suspected Somali pirates currently being held in custody on the Danish It was reported in the Danish press on May 10, 2008, that Minister of Justice Lene Espersen, bowing to pressure from outside the government, will remove the statute of limitations in the Criminal Code that currently... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540416_text