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    Greenland; Denmark: Greenlandic Parliament Votes to Shift Time Zone On November 24, 2022, the Greenlandic Parliament voted to adopt a government proposal to shift its time zone to align it more closely with Denmark’s and Europe’s time zones. The new rules will place Greenland’s time zone three hours ahead of the United States’ Eastern Standard Time Zone and three hours behind the Central European … Continue reading “Greenland; Denmark: Greenlandic Parliament Votes to...
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2023-01-24
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    Greenland: Ban on Uranium Mining Enters into Force On December 2, 2021, a law prohibiting preliminary investigation, exploration, and exploitation of uranium entered into force in Greenland on the day following its promulgation. (Inatsisartutlov nr. 20 af 1. december 2021 om forbud mod forundersøgelse, efterforskning og udnyttelse af uran mv. [Greenlandic Parliament Act of December 1, 2021, on a Ban on Preliminary Investigation, … Continue reading “Greenland: Ban on Uranium Mining Enters...
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2022-01-02
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    Greenland: Residents Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Eligible for Danish Corona Passports On July 14, 2021, the Greenlandic government announced that residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Greenland are eligible to apply for a Danish Corona Passport.According to the announcement, the passport must be requested at the Greenlandic citizen service website, sullissivik.gl. Following the request, the Danish Corona Passport will be available for download within … Continue reading “Greenland: Residents Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Eligible...
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2021-07-15
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    Greenland: Local Government Temporarily Prohibits Sale of Alcohol During Coronavirus Outbreak (Mar. 30, 2020) On March 28, 2020, the Local Government of Greenland (Naalakkersuisut) announced that, effective immediately, the sale of alcohol with an alcohol content of more than 2.25% is prohibited until April 15, 2020, in the Greenlandic cities of Nuuk, Kapisillit, and Qeqertarsuatsiaat. (Selvstyrets bekendtgørelse nr. 5 af 28. marts 2020 om midlertidig forbud […]
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2020-03-30
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    Greenland: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes (June 11, 2015) As of October 1, 2015, Greenland, a semi-autonomous region of Denmark, will permit same-sex couples to marry. Lawmakers in the parliament, the Inatsisartut, approved the measure by a vote of 27-0 on May 26, following a campaign for the right to marry that began in 2010. (Chris Bolwig, Greenland Passes Same-Sex Marriage […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    Denmark; Greenland: Greenland Votes to Lift Uranium Mining Ban; Considers Independence (Nov. 18, 2013) 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 deposits, among other materials, to be mined in Greenland. Denmark’s legislature will also have to approve the cancelling of […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2013-11-18