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Majority in Danish Parliament adopts ban on Quran burnings: We must protect the security of Danes8.12.2023 10:18:34 CET | News

On December 7th, a majority in the Danish Parliament (Social Democrats, Liberals, Moderates, Social Liberals and Jon Stephensen) adopted a bill, which will criminalise improper treatment of scriptures of significant religious importance to a recognised religious community. The bill was introduced in response to the systematic insulting and denigrating actions that have taken place since summer 2023 and that have, among other things, contributed to increasing the terrorist threat against Denmark.

Denmark sends new humanitarian aid package to the civilian population in Gaza9.11.2023 17:08:02 CET | News

The conflict between Israel and the terrorist organisation Hamas has led to a growing humanitarian catastrophe and protection crisis for civilians. Particularly in Gaza, there is an acute shortage of basic necessities, such as food, water, medicine, electricity and fuel – and the impacts on children are especially severe. Denmark has therefore decided to increase its humanitarian aid to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly in Gaza, by 75 million Danish kroner (approx. 10 million euro). This new aid focuses on the protection of children, emergency aid and food for the civilian population, the delivery of medicine and medical equipment, and medical treatment for the sick and injured. “The humanitarian situation in Gaza is catastrophic and is worsening by the day – not least for the children. Therefore, the Government has decided to support the humanitarian efforts with an additional 75 million kroner (approx. 10 million euro). With this new humanitarian contribution, we are

New reconstruction package ensuring heat for Ukrainians6.11.2023 14:29:40 CET | Press release

With soon freezing temperatures in Ukraine, the challenge of providing heat to homes impacted by the war is increasingly urgent. The population is preparing for a new Russian campaign of attacks targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in the coming winter months. Therefore, Denmark is supporting the Ukrainians with a EURO 40.2 million reconstruction package that, among other things, will provide 20 mobile heating boilers for the city of Mykolaiv and fund repairs to Mykolaiv’s existing central heating system.

The Danish Government introduces legislation to take action against systematic denigration of religious scriptures27.10.2023 09:15:23 CEST | Press release

After a public hearing period, the Danish Government today introduces a bill to ban improper treatment of scriptures of significant religious importance to a recognised religious community. On the basis of the submitted hearing statements, views expressed in the public debate, and other considerations, a number of adjustments have been made to the bill. The bill criminalises improper treatment of scriptures of significant religious importance to a recognised religious community. The purpose of the bill is to take action against the insulting and denigrating actions, which, among other things, have contributed to intensifying the terrorist threat against Denmark.

Denmark puts development assistance to Palestine on hold10.10.2023 14:52:25 CEST | Press release

The Danish Government has decided to put Danish development assistance to Palestine on hold. In the meantime, a thorough review will be conducted to ensure that no Danish funding is misused to indirectly support terrorist organisations that attack Israel. This review will be conducted in close dialogue with Denmark’s partners in the EU and the Nordic countries. Denmark does not currently provide direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

Press release: Staffing level of the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen to be reduced1.9.2023 16:06:53 CEST | Press release

On 1 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark informed the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Vladimir Barbin that the staffing level of the Russian Embassy in Copenhagen must be reduced to a level corresponding to that of the Danish Embassy in Moscow. Specifically, this decision imposes a cap on the size of the Russian Embassy to a maximum of 5 diplomats and 20 administrative and technical staff.
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