Danish news overview: Paying the price for not updating to MitID, as they were warned countless times

Since 1 November, it has no longer been possible for residents and businesses to use .

Originally, the deadline to switch to the new preferred digital login solution, MitID, was earlier this year, but it was pushed back due to a large number of defaulters.

But despite the great media focus, thousands still did not do it, and now they are clogging the arteries of the municipalities up and down the country.

Wait is now 16 days!
The queue to sort a MitID account is now 16 days – compared to between nine and 10 days between August and October.

Unfortunately, the parliamentary elections were timed, according to the municipalities’ association KL.

Banks are absolutely prohibited from using NemID by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.


Former Ekstra Bladet journalist guilty of sexual abuse against children, a “predator with narcissistic traits”
A former Ekstra Bladet journalist found guilty of 100 sexual crimes against children aged 4-14 – some of whom were his own children’s playmates – will receive a custodial sentence at Roskilde Court on Monday. The court heard how the 47-year-old man is a “predator with narcissistic traits” who is “severely sexually deviant” and how he does not believe he has done anything wrong. Some of the offenses were related to online activities monitored in the United States. The court has not yet named him.

Listeria outbreak linked to fish patties sold in Coop supermarkets kills one
A listeria outbreak linked to fish meatballs has killed one person in , confirms the Statens Serum Institut. Several others are reported to have been ill. Elderly people are most vulnerable to the – the victim was a 70-year-old. The meatballs in question are produced by Jeka Fish between 1 August and 30 September and released under the brands Havets and Løgismose at Coop supermarkets. Anyone with fish cakes in the fridge is advised to check the dates.

FIFA tells DBU to take a political message from the national team jerseys, and it quickly complies
FIFA has informed the DBU football association that the Danish national team will not be able to wear shirts with the words “Human rights for all”, as political messages are prohibited, both on training and match equipment, at FIFA-sanctioned matches. DBU has accepted the reminder and said it will comply. The Danish side will still wear muted shirts in protest of the human rights record of hosts , where over 6,000 migrant workers have reportedly died in connection with the construction of the World Cup stadiums.

The women’s team is still alive after beating , but it is still difficult to advance to the semi-finals
The women’s handball team has been under pressure since losing their opening game to hosts at the ongoing European Championship. But yesterday’s 29-27 win against Hungary has restored their hopes of progressing to the semi-finals. Only the top two in their group will go through and , their opponents in their final group game on November 16, are currently unbeaten. Should the Danes beat on Saturday, they could face a Norwegian side already assured of a semi-final spot and likely to rest players. As an added bonus, Norway still has to play against and Slovenia – Denmark’s two biggest rivals for a semi-place. Should Denmark and Slovenia finish tied, as they are currently second in the group, Slovenia will advance due to their head-to-head record.

Police are cracking down on motorists who use handheld devices while driving
From next Monday, throughout week 46, the police will carry out a campaign focusing on inattention – namely the increasing tendency of drivers to use their mobile phones while driving. Already by the end of October, 18,967 had lost points on their driving license after being caught with some kind of hand-held device at the wheel. A recent Wilke survey revealed that 91 percent of motorists think texting while driving is unacceptable, but only 74 percent said they never do it. One in ten admit to doing it regularly.

Source: The Nordic Page

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