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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

Covid-19 vaccination centres set for ‘stress test’

Vaccination centres will today be put to the test in order to see how smoothly things will run in future months when a highly supply means a much heavy volume of daily shots being given.

The government and regional authorities are conducting the trial to test for any potential bottlenecks in the service, broadcaster DR writes.

As many as possible of the 36,000 vaccine doses delivered to Denmark this week will therefore be given today. The eventual target is for health authorities to be able to give 100,000 vaccines daily, with the figure rising to a potential 400,000 with the help of private contractors.

Prominent politician failed to supply documentation to EU over funds misuse case

Morten Messerschmidt, a former MEP who is now the deputy leader of the Danish People’s Party (DF), withheld information from the European Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF, in breach of EU rules.

The indiscretion has been reported by OLAF to the Danish police economic crimes unit, SØIK, which is investigating Messerschmidt for possible misuse of funds by a European party, MELD, of which the DF politician was chairman.

Via his lawyer Messerschmidt said that he did not submit the documentation when requested because OLAF did not want to be sent original paperwork. He has since sent the documents in question to SØIK, DR reports.

Sunny, but cooler weather on the way

This week has brought about a welcome shift in the weather, with the icy temperatures of early February giving way to a more spring-like feel.

A change in wind direction is expected to give cooler temperatures today, but it will remain sunny. Between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius is forecast by the national meteorological society DMI, with up to 10 degrees possible locally.


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