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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
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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.

Greater Copenhagen region to offer leftover vaccines at short notice 

From today, people who live in the Greater Copenhagen health authority can sign up to a daily waiting list for Covid-19 vaccines left unused at vaccination centres.

Only a few vaccines are likely to be offered each day and they will be prioritised according to age among those who have signed up to the waiting list.

In a statement, the Hovedstaden (Greater Copenhagen) region said it hoped to ensure no vaccines go to wait through the arrangement.

You can read more detail, including how to register, here.

Almost one in three could pay negative interest if all banks applied threshold

Several banks in Denmark are currently charging customers negative interest on savings, including Danske Bank, which earlier this week lowered its threshold for when negative interest is applied to customers’ accounts to 100,000 kroner.

As many as one in three people in the country would find themselves paying to deposit their savings if all banks applied the same rule, according to industry organisation Finans Denmark.

Figures from central bank Nationalbanken show that 34 percent of people in Denmark have savings over the 100,000 kroner threshold.

Danske Bank today announced profits of 3.1 billion kroner in the first quarter of 2021, according to broadcaster DR.

Police arrest six arrest for suspected Isis links 

Six men suspected of being members of Isis or funding it were arrested in anti-terror raids yesterday, police have confirmed.

The suspects, whose identities were not disclosed, are aged between 27 and 35, police in East Jutland said.

Two of the suspects were arrested in Copenhagen and the four others in Aarhus.

Jihadism is considered the biggest threat to Denmark’s national security, according to national security agency PET.

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Sun and odd shower forecast on Wednesday 

We’re nearing the month of May and temperatures still have a chill to them, but Wednesday will be a pleasant day with mostly sunny and dry weather, according to forecasts.

Between 7 and 13 degrees Celsius is forecast for this afternoon, with a mild to moderate easterly wind.


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