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Syrian refugees Denmark Opposition grows to revocation of Syrian refugees’ residency permits by Denmark

Activists and human rights groups claim that the Danish government’s move to declare parts of Syria safe for the refugees and asking them to return is based on a wrong assessment of the ground realities

Workers Protest-Denmark Workers in Denmark protest restaurant chain’s disregard of collective agreement

Danish steakhouse chain Jensens Bøfhus has unilaterally cancelled its collective agreement with the workers, intending to cut at least 20 krones (USD 3.17) from the hourly pay of its unit employees

Activists in Denmark demand a consent based law against rape

Danish activists have urged the social-democratic government to enact legislation against rape that focuses on consent

Leftist groups urge Danish government to receive more refugees

Leftist groups in Denmark have demanded the social democrat-led government to raise the country’s refugee quota and receive at least 500 refugees annually, which was the case before 2016

Denmark communist Protests Danish communists protest granting government aid to companies operating from tax havens

Protests across Denmark were organized by the Communist Party between June 9-13 against the government providing financial aid to foreign companies operating from tax havens as part of the COVID-19 relief packages 

Baltic gas pipeline-Denmark Progressive youth in Denmark oppose Baltic gas pipeline project

Denmark’s Socialist Youth Front expressed opposition to the Baltic gas pipeline project over environmental concerns, and appealed to the Danish people to sign a citizens petition calling for its cancellation

Denmark minimum wage strike Danish trade unions demand hike in minimum wages

Denmark has no statutory minimum wage. The current minimum salary for a full-time worker in Copenhagen is reportedly around DKK 110 (USD 16.37) per hour

Denmark budget act Trade unions in Denmark say no to EU-driven Budget Act

The Budget Act, passed in 2012, imposes strict fiscal regulations, including ceilings on spending at the central, regional and municipal levels

Danish demolitions Danish activists protest ‘ghetto’ law that targets minorities

Residential area regulations that were approved in May 2018 are widely believed to be racially instigated, in a bid to structurally isolate ethnic minorities and immigrant Muslims

Denmark Protests People with disabilities in Copenhagen protest new cuts in municipal provisions

The new eligibility criteria for residential provisions for disabled people in the municipal area of Copenhagen have resulted in the exclusion of many disabled people from provisions for housing, day care and education.

Trade union demo Denmark Danish trade unions press for more welfare and labor-friendly policies from new government

The unions demand that the new dispensation discontinue the austerity policies of its predecessor and incorporate the aspirations of the working class in the ongoing inter-party dialogue in Copenhagen to form a new government.

Social Democrat-led bloc wins power in Denmark

Mette Frederiksen, the leader of the Social Democrats is likely to form a minority government, seeking support from various parties on a issue basis. The Social Democrats supported welfare measures but have taken an anti-immigration line

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