Three coins will be released Thursday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne.
One is a regular 20 kroner coin for regular circulation, while the other two are available via the Royal Mint webshop: a silver coin with a value of 500 kroner and a special 20 kroner coin with an extra sharp motif.
Apparently, the new main image of the queen has been inspired by paper clips and is rooted in the minimalist sculptural tradition, while the ‘tails’ motif is the number 50.
Moved to September
In the meantime a series of events to take place this month to mark the anniversary have been moved to 10 and 11 September.
Among them are a celebration at City Hall, a gala performance on the Old Stage and a service in Copenhagen Cathedral.
The queen has technically been monarch since January 14, 1972, so the exact 50th anniversary is on Friday, although she had to wait a day until she was officially proclaimed by the then Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag from the balcony of Christiansborg Castle.
Arrest in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Police have arrested seven men from the city’s gang environment in connection with possession and smuggling of firearms. Several searches were made after the arrests. The men are all aged 20-24 years.
Vegan party co-founder thrown out
The Vegan Party, which in 2020 secured the necessary 20,000 endorsements to stand for the next parliamentary election, has taken a step back with the news that co-founder Henrik Vindfeldt has been thrown out of the party after some degrading and abusive behavior. However, it hastened to add that it was of a non-sexual nature.
Health reforms can not wait, claim Danish Regions
The Danish Regions have stated after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s New Year’s claim that now is not the right time to implement major health reforms. Frederiksen is expected in a consultation on the matter today, as the Danish Regions are of the opinion that the country’s growing elderly population makes the need for reform more important than ever.
The food wholesaler gets three years for VAT evasion
A Frederiksberg food wholesaler has been sentenced to three years in prison for cheating the state for 31 million kroner in unpaid VAT. The 58-year-old man, who has both a Danish and a Swedish passport, continued to let his companies go bankrupt to avoid paying taxes. In total, it is believed that he opened and closed 22 companies.
Cyclist promoted to the role of co-captain of the Tour de France
Jonas Vingegaard, the Danish cyclist who finished second in the Tour de France last year, has been promoted by his Dutch team Jumbo-Visma. Vingegaard will share the captaincy with Primoz Roglic, thus enabling him to compete for the yellow jersey for the second year in a row. Last year, he was promoted to the role of captain following the withdrawal of the Slovenian triple Vuelta a España winner after stage 8.
Cannabis smuggling arrests in Jutland
Four men were arrested yesterday in Horsens and Randers in connection with the attempt to smuggle cannabis into Norway. About 226 kilos of the drug was found at an address in Horsens, confirms the National Unit for Special Crime (NSK), which is working on the case in collaboration with the Norwegian unit Kripos. It is believed that two October arrests are also linked to the action.
Tribute to Thy in the New York Times
Thy in North Jutland has been named the 27th best climate-friendly place to visit in the world by the New York Times. Described as an epicenter for wind energy, Testcenter Østerild was recommended as a good place to visit and learn about renewable energy up close. The beer from Thisted Bryghus also got a thumbs up, along with Medvind’s fish auction. There were a total of 52 recordings list.
Minister is still looking for a non-EU country to take care of asylum seekers
Minister of Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye continues to hope that Denmark can find a partner outside the EU to look after its asylum seekers. Another wave is expected to hit Europe with origins via the Mediterranean shortly, warns the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Tesfaye wants to quickly have a system in place to deal with spontaneous refugees arriving in Denmark.
Campsite inspections show insufficient electric installations
An inspection of campsites over the summer reveals that the owners of at least 80 should take action to ensure that their electrical installations are in good condition. The safety department said their inspection showed that safety is not being prioritized enough by the owners.
SSI investigates E coli outbreak
The Statens Serum Institut is investigating an E coli outbreak that has made at least 13 people sick, including three children. It causes severe diarrhea and kidney failure. All three children developed acute renal failure. The source remains unknown.
Fehmarn construction committed to green energy for vehicles
The Fehmarn construction is committed to using green energy to power its vehicles. Power-to-X plants will therefore be established on Lolland and Falster to convert renewable energy into hydrogen.
Source: The Nordic Page
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