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Denmark government announces support for burqa ban

Government coalition parties the Liberal (Venstre) and Liberal Alliance parties have both announced their support for a public ban on garments that mask the face.  Via: thelocal.dk The announcements pave the way for the burqa and niqab to be outlawed in the Scandinavian country. The stance by Liberal Alliance represents a shift in the party’s official line on the issue, while ...

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Danish People’s Party wants barbed wire fence on Germany border

The nationalist Danish People’s Party wants to put up a barbed wire fence with motion sensors on Denmark’s border with Germany. Via: thelocal.dk The party recently visited the border between Hungary and Serbia in order to study border security methods, reports newspaper Politiken. In addition to the fence along its border, Hungary’s model includes detainment of immigrant in camps for unlimited time ...

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Anti-Isis coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign’s next steps as the jihadists’ “caliphate” collapses.   Via: thelocal.dk Though officials warn that military action will continue for some time, they are generally upbeat about the progress and quickening momentum of the fight. After months of ...

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No EU membership for Turkey: Danish politicians

Any talk of Turkey joining the EU is moot after the result of the country’s referendum giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broader powers, say Danish politicians. Via: thelocal.dk 51 percent of Turkish voters accepted the constitutional changes in Sunday’s referendum, although opposition and watchdogs have already questioned the fairness of the vote. Nevertheless, the result of the referendum means in all ...

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MPs reject Turkish election campaigns in Denmark

MPs from two Danish parties have said that they oppose election campaigning in Denmark by the Turkish government. Via: thelocal.dk Neither the Liberal (Venstre) party, the largest party in the country’s governing coalition, nor the nationalist Danish People’s Party (DF), which supports the government in parliament, wants Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim to hold campaign meetings in the Scandinavian country. Prime ...

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Danish Social Democrats back ban on uni prayer rooms

Denmark’s Social Democratic party has joined calls to ban prayer rooms at schools and universities, as it continues its flirtation with the populist right.  Via: thelocal.dk    Mattias Tesfaye, the party’s spokesman on vocational education, told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper that the move was necessary to prevent young Danes being lured into practicing Islam. “Denmark’s schools, colleges and universities are not a ...

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