Latest Denmark government News

Study finds voters skeptical about fairness of elections. Many favor a strong, undemocratic leader

Apr. 11, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Voters in 19 countries, including in three of the world’s largest democracies, are widely skeptical about whether their political elections are free and fair, and many favor a strong, undemocratic leader, according to a study released Thursday. The...

6 northern European nations sign a deal to protect North Sea infrastructure from hostile actors

Apr. 09, 2024 04:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six northern Europe countries bordering the North Sea said Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to work together to protect underwater infrastructure in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean from an increased risk of sabotage. The Danish Ministry...

Christiania, Copenhagen’s hippie oasis, wants to rebuild without its illegal hashish market

Apr. 06, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The now-aging hippies who took over a derelict naval base in Copenhagen more than 50 years ago and turned it into a freewheeling community known as Christiania want to boot out criminals who control the community's lucrative market for hashish by ripping up the...

Scandals blight Denmark's buildup of its armed forces as it eyes possible threats from Russia

Apr. 05, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A series of scandals has blighted Denmark's Armed Forces at a time when the Scandinavian country and member of the NATO alliance is building up its defenses, chiefly as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The events have so far led to the...

Denmark says a navy missile with a tech error might launch unintentionally — but won't explode

Apr. 04, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark warned Thursday that a technical error on a navy missile might make it launch unintentionally — but not explode — and send fragments falling into Danish waters. Denmark's armed forces said the technical problem arose on a Harpoon missile on...

Norway follows its neighbor Denmark in planning an increase in conscripted soldiers

Apr. 02, 2024 05:29 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway is to increase the number of conscripted soldiers from the present 9,000 to 13,500, the Norwegian government said Tuesday. “We must have enough people with the right skills at the right time,” Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram said. “We will...

A Danish hippie oasis has fought drug sales for years. Now, locals want to tear up the whole street

Mar. 14, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The inhabitants of Copenhagen's freewheeling Christiania neighborhood plan to dig up the aptly named Pusher Street, in their latest attempt to stop illegal hashish sales which have led to deadly gang turf wars and sometimes violent confrontations with the police. ...

Denmark plans to expand military draft to women for the first time and extend service terms

Mar. 13, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark wants to increase the number of young people doing military service by extending conscription to women and increasing the time of service from 4 months to 11 months for both genders, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday. “We do...

Denmark closes probe into Nord Stream blasts saying there's not enough grounds for a criminal case

Feb. 26, 2024 07:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark on Monday joined Sweden in closing its investigation into the 2022 explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines, with authorities saying they concluded there was deliberate sabotage but “not the sufficient grounds" to pursue a criminal case. ...

France and Ukraine to sign a security agreement in Paris in the presence of President Zelenskyy

Feb. 15, 2024 12:54 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will sign a bilateral security agreement with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Friday in Paris to provide “long-term support” to the war-ravaged country which has been battling Russia's full-scale invasion for nearly two years. ...