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Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday
Cakes at a bakery in Ringsted on Tuesday. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Flight ban from Dubai extended

A temporary ban on incoming flights from the United Arab Emirates was scheduled to expire today, but has now been extended by a week until February 2nd, the transport ministry confirmed.

The ban applies to all flights from the UAE, including transit flights.

Flights from the country were initially banned due to concerns about the reliability of Covid-19 tests in Dubai, but the UAE subsequently moved to reassure Denmark over its concerns.

Government to present reforms aimed at protecting vulnerable children

The government will today present a proposal that it says will protect vulnerable children by removing decisions over foster care from the auspices of municipalities.

Under the plan, regional foster family centres will manage placement of vulnerable children whose parents are not considered suitable for their custody.

“We will take on this task away from individual municipalities and within the new care centres,” social minister Astrid Kragh told broadcaster DR.

Charges announce against Støjberg in impeachment case

The exact wording of impeachment charges against former immigration minister Inger Støjberg has been confirmed, DR and other media report.

Støjberg will face trial for “being responsible” for “the Danish Immigration Service initiating and maintaining administration of accommodation” for asylum seekers that was “in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights,” according to DR.

Parliament will vote to formalise the charges on February 2nd.

READ ALSO: Denmark’s former immigration minister to face impeachment trial

Christiania ban extended a second time

A police ban preventing public use of parts of Christiania has been extended again and is now in place until February 3rd, Copenhagen Police said in a statement.

The ban, a so-called opholdsforbud, allows the public only to pass through, but not stop in the area. It was introduced earlier this month as a measure to reduce Covid-19 infections.

Our most recent article on the ban can be found here. We’ll have an updated version on our website later today.


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