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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.

Transport minister to outline infrastructure plan 

After the government yesterday presented a 106-billion kroner infrastructure plan, including 47 billion for spending on roads and 40 billion on public transport, the transport minister, Benny Engelbrecht, is scheduled to outline the proposal in more detail today.

Broadened stretches of motorway near Aarhus, Odense and north of Copenhagen are all part of the plan, which can be negotiated with other parties before being formally proposed as a bill in parliament.

The opposition party, the Liberal, have said they will push for a new motorway in the western part of Jutland. Parties on the left want more focus on railways and green transport in the plan.

Court case over vandalism of cliffs at natural attraction

Two men on trial for aggravated vandalism and for breaking a number of nature protection laws will receive a verdict in court today.

According to the prosecution, the two men used plant machinery to move sand from a cliff at Skagen, a protected natural area at the northern tip of Jutland. They could face prison sentences if found guilty, according to broadcaster DR’s report.

Anniversary of World War Two occupation

Today is the 81st anniversary of the occupation of Denmark by Germany in 1940.

The defence minister, Trine Bramsen, is scheduled to mark the date by presenting a new sculpture at military barracks in Højstrup on Funen, DR writes. The sculpture is reported to depict a home guard soldier.

READ ALSO: How do young people in Denmark view the Second World War?

Tax rebates to be paid out 

Tax authority SKAT will today begin paying out rebates to taxpayers due money back on their payments from the last tax year, the authority has confirmed in a statement.

A total of 19.5 billion kroner will be returned to taxpayers.

Read more about the national tax returns here.


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