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

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday
The outside of a school in Copenhagen on March 1st. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/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.

Minister says children suffering due to lockdown can come to school 

The education minister Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil last night said that parents who could see their children struggling during ongoing school closures should ring to schools and ask whether they can attend.

Schools are currently open for younger year groups as well as for older students in some regions, but many children are still restricted to virtual lessons. Schools are allowed to provide for all children from underprivileged home situations to attend, however.

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“If children are doing badly at home, parents should call the school and ask whether it’s possible (for the child) to come to school,” Rosenkrantz-Theil said in a television interview broadcast by DR.

The option, which is available for children who are finding the closures particularly hard, is not known to everyone, the minister said.

Aalborg aims to host 2022 multi-sport Danish championships

Northern city Aalborg wants to host the 2022 Danish championships in several different sporting disciplines in the same time, meaning summer next year could see a blitz of sports events in the city.

Cycling, tennis and athletics could be amongst the sports on show in what the Aalborg municipality and the Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) is calling ‘DM-ugen’ (Danish Championships Week), DR reports.

Around 20-25 sports associations must sign up to the idea before it becomes a reality and organisers are confident that will happen.

“We’ll get to (the required number),” DIF chairperson Niels Nygaard told DR.

Ex-minister wants impeachment trial to be televised

Former immigration minister Inger Støjberg, who will face an impeachment trial this year, wants the court proceedings to be shown on television.

Parliament last month referred Støjberg to the rarely used special court over accusations that she broke the law when ordering the separation of asylum-seeking couples while in office.

She has put forward a bill for a law change which would allow the trial to be broadcasted. The chairperson of the Association of Danish Judges (Den Danske Dommerforeningen), Mikael Sjögren, has said that impeachment courts would normally choose not to broadcast entire trials out of consideration for witnesses.

“A number of public servants must give testimony and I don’t think it would serve us to see their testimonies cut and edited afterwards. This is not a show, it’s a court proceeding,” Sjögren told DR.

It is not clear whether Støjberg’s proposal will gain parliamentary backing.

Foggy morning set to give way to sun

A hazy start to the day is likely to give over to clear, sunny weather in much of Denmark today. The temperature forecast to range between 4 and 9 degrees Celsius, with easter Jutland seeing the warmest weather.

A mild to moderate westerly and northwesterly wind is predicted.


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