Unity List (DK)

Type: Organization
Name: Unity List (DK) (Enhedslisten, Unity List)
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Danes want circumcision banned

75 percent want an end to the practiceThe circumcision of girls in Denmark is illegal, but about 1,000-2,000 Danish primarily Jewish and Muslim boys are circumcised every year. (Photo: Colourbox)15:36Three out of every four Danes want to ban the circumcision ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Unregulated lobbying a problem, according to expert

Hækkerups career switch reignites debate on politicians in interest groupsJust a stopgap? (Photo: Colourbox)11:00Karen Hækkerup left her position as the Justice Minister last week to head the agricultural interest organisation Landbrug og Fødevarer. This ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Broad public and political support for an autopsy registry

Almost three out of every four Danes would give doctors permission to perform an autopsy on them to establish the cause of death, according to a survey by Wilke for Jyllands-Posten newspaper. However, the current autopsy rate in Denmark is only 4 percent ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Enhedslisten directly funding Kurds fighting in Syria

30,000 kroner will be handed over to a Kurdish leader visiting Denmark todaySome 400,000 Syrian Kurds have fled the city of Kobani into Turkey as IS continues to close in (Photo: Scanpix)10:30The Danish left-wing party Enhedslisten has announced it will ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Meet Denmark's Latest Batch of Extremist Groups

Photo via Wikicommons .The other week the  SFI , Denmark's National Research Centre for Welfare, published a report naming 15 groups they consider extremist and anti-democratic . Of the 15 groups, six are right wing, four are left wing and the final five ... [Published VICE - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Denmark votes to join IS airstrikes

In a vote of 94 to nine, with many abstentions, Danish lawmakers sent four operational planes and three reserve jets to northern Iraq on Thursday, in a bid to lend support to an international coalition currently conducting airstrikes against the self-proclaimed ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Danes support mission against IS

Over 60 percent in favour of involvement in military action in IraqFurthermore, 46 percent of Danes said the government should be prepared to fly missions in Syria (Photo: Scanpix)09:24The government’s decision to deploy seven F-16 fighter jets to Iraq ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

DFer wants a tax on online video-streaming services

Alex Ahrendtsen, the culture spokesperson for Dansk Folkeparti (DF), wants a 2 percent tax charged to multinational online video-streaming services like Netflix.Ahrendtsen wants the levy to be part of a new film deal, for which negotiations begin on 7 ... [Published Copenhagen Post - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Meet Denmark's Latest Batch Of Extremist Groups

Photo via Wikicommons .SFI , the National Research Center for Welfare, recently  published a report naming 15 groups they consider extremist and anti-democratic . Of the 15 groups, six are right wing, four are left wing and the final five are radical ... [Published VICE - Sep 22 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 1 reports

The UK and Denmark: growing public euroscepticism

The UK and Denmark are two of the most eurosceptic members of the EU, but can the two countries' eurosceptic movements be compared? President of the EC Herman van Rompuy with Danish PM Helle-Thorning-Schmidt and Polish PM Tusk. Flickr/EC. Some rights ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 07 2014]

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...who's not willing to compromise on his religion and only seeks his makers satisfaction is the same as being an extremist? Then we will proudly say, "yes, we are extremists and we will remain being extremists as long as we live. Allah allows it."
"IS is two kilometres from the city and is beheading and massacring the civilian population. The Kurds are being let down. They desperately need weapons."
"It was a correct decision, but also a difficult one" Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said after the vote, which saw members of the leftist Unity List vote against the government proposal and 76 lawmakers...
"There is a struggle between the multinationals and our national cultural market, and we must support the artists who are critical to our culture,” he said."

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Danes want circumcision banned [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 22 2014]
Unregulated lobbying a problem, according to ex... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 17 2014]
Broad public and political support for an autop... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 16 2014]
Meet Denmark's Latest Batch of Extremist Groups [Published VICE - Oct 03 2014]
Enhedslisten directly funding Kurds fighting in... [Published Copenhagen Post - Oct 03 2014]
Denmark votes to join IS airstrikes [Published Deutsche Welle - Oct 02 2014]
Danes support mission against IS [Published Copenhagen Post - Sep 30 2014]
DFer wants a tax on online video-streaming serv... [Published Copenhagen Post - Sep 29 2014]
Meet Denmark's Latest Batch Of Extremist Groups [Published VICE - Sep 22 2014]
The UK and Denmark: growing public euroscepticism [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - May 07 2014]
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