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Danish company cuts donations to US politicians

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Danish company cuts donations to US politicians
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Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk has announced a halt on donations to United States politicians until further notice.

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The decision was made after the US Capitol in Washington DC was stormed last week by a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters, reports Finans, the financial section of newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Five people lost their lives as a result of the violence.

Although companies are not technically allowed to donate money to politicians in the United States, they can do so indirectly via Political Action Committees (PACs).

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“We have placed donations from our PAC on hold and we will now look at how we will approach political donations going forward,” the company wrote in an email according to Finans.

The company also underlined that it “condemns” the attack on the US congress.

“But despite the events, we are glad that the nation’s democratic process won through,” it added in the email.

READ ALSO: How did Danish political leaders react to violence in Washington DC?

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Anonymous 2021/01/15 15:26
Perhaps I am being naive - but WHY was Novo Nordisk giving money to US politicians?

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