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Danish ships to be issued with digital certificates

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Denmark is an international frontrunner as ships flying the Danish flag are being digitally certified as of today.

Denmark is ready for the Tour de France Grand Départ

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Copenhagen has been named the best cycling city in the world, Denmark has a unique cycling culture and the Danes are passionate about the Tour de France. Therefore, Denmark is a natural choice as a future venue for the Tour de France Grand Départ. That was the message when Denmark today presented their bid for a Tour de France start to the ASO in Paris.

Speech to Danish Maritime Forum 2015

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Basis for Minister for Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen's speech to Danish Maritme Forum 2015.

Danish Maritime Days: setting the global maritime agenda

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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Danish government and the Danish maritime industry are welcoming the international maritime world to Danish Maritime Days 2015.

Report on possible Danish participation in the Banking Union

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Monday, May 11, 2015

In February 2014 the Danish government set up an interministerial working group with a view to assess whether it is in the overall interest of Denmark to participate in the Banking Union. The working group has now finalised its report.

Negative mortgage rates can be handled

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Danish Minister for Business and Growth appointed a working group in early February 2015 tasked with analyzing mortgage banks’ challenges with handling negative interest rates. The working group has now submitted its report to the Danish Minister for Business and Growth.

Danish crew receives Bravery Award

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The crew from the DFDS ship BRITANNIA SEAWAYS receives this year’s “Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea”. The award is presented by United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) for exceptional bravery displayed at sea.

Denmark nominates Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority for the post as Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

When the election for the post as Secretary General of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) is announced later this year, the Danish Government will nominate Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth for the position.

China and Denmark sign agreement on lower mobile prices

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The cost of using mobile services for Danes visiting China and likewise for Chinese people visiting Denmark should be reduced. So today, the Chinese and Danish governments sign a Memorandum of Understanding on lower roaming tariffs.

Danish Maritime Days set to unleash the potential of the maritime industry

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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Danish government and the Danish maritime industry have in close collaboration taken initiative to launch a new international maritime event, Danish Maritime Days. The purpose is to gather key stakeholders in order to discuss how to unleash the potential of the global maritime industry.

Agreement concerning the regulation of refinancing risk relating to the granting of variable-rate loans

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Government and Venstre, Socialistisk Folkeparti and Det Konservative Folkeparti have made an agreement on the bill of Danish mortgage institutions, which are carried out for the benefit both Danish mortgage credit institutions and home owners.

Safeguarding the Danish mortgage-credit model

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Minister for Business and Growth has today presented a bill which removes the mortgage-credit institutions’ refinancing risk and safeguards the Danish mortgage-credit sector.

Danish Maritime Days will place the Blue Denmark on the world map

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Today, the Danish Minister of Business and Growth met with the maritime industry organisations, professional organisations as well as the Growth Team for the Blue Denmark where the Minister presented the results of the first year's work on the Plan for Growth.

Safeguarding the Danish mortgage model

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Following the stricter requirements by rating agencies and the EU to the Danish mortgage-credit sector the Danish Government and Danmarks Nationalbank (the central bank) have thoroughly considered how to handle the sector’s refinancing risk.

Global Green Growth Forum

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Speech by the Danish Minister of Business and Growth, Henrik Sass Larsen, at 3GF session on Industrial Symbiosis, October 22, 2013

Broad agreement on new requirements for banks

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

A broad majority of the Danish political parties today agreed to strengthen the regulation of Danish banks and mortgage-credit institutions, in particular in relation to large systemic institutions (SIFIs), and agreed on establishing a governing board in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA).

The financial crisis in Denmark– causes, consequences and lessons

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Committee's conclusions on the causes of the financial crisis in Denmark.

2nd European Standardization Summit

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Speech by Minister of Business and Growth, Mrs. Annette Vilhelmsen at the 2nd European Standardization Summit, June 19., 2013.

SIFI-Committee recommends additional requirements for the largest Danish banks

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

The SIFI Committee recommends additional requirements concerning i.e. the capital and liquidity of Danish SIFIs. New tools aim to provide the best possible basis for carrying out crisis management of SIFIs without costs for the state. This is proposed in the report which the Committee has just handed over to Annette Vilhelmsen, Minister for Business and Growth.

Minister Invites World Class Startups to Denmark

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

‘LaunchPad Denmark – Accelerating your World Class Startup’ is a Danish initiative for entrepreneurs from all over the world. By participating in a business plan cup, 30 world class entrepreneurs can win a unique scholarship including professional coaching and training, access to capital, cash prizes, sponsorships, and most importantly access to a vigorous entrepreneurship community in Denmark and a gateway to the European market.

Denmark at work - Plan for growth in the creative industries and design

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Denmark’s creative industries are strong. Danish design and architecture is world renowned, and in recent years the Danish fashion & clothing sector has seen significantly increasing revenue and internationalisation. Furthermore, Danish films and TV programmes have won numerous international awards, which has helped attract tourists and talent to the country as well as strengthening Denmark’s international brand as a creative nation.

3GF session on Financing Green Growth

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Opening speech by Minister of Business and Growth, Mr. Ole Sohn, at the 3GF session on Financing Green Growth, the 9th of October 2012.

Better access for venture capital in the EU

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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Danish EU Presidency has reached an agreement about a European label for venture capital and social entrepreneurship funds in the EU. Thereby the Council and the European Parliament has agreed on two key initiative in the Single Market Act; an initiative which can abate the current financing challenges for especially innovative and newly established companies in the EU.

Sohn: Yet another result for the Danish EU Presidency in the maritime field

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Danish Presidency has just reached an agreement in the EU ensuring seafarers improved training.

Danish company wins prestigious European patent award

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The European patent prize has today been awarded to inventors from Danish Widex at the European Inventor Award 2012 in the Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen. The prize is awarded for Widex' revolutionary computer technology to design hearing aids. The prestigious prize emphasizes Danish companies’ innovation capacity, says Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn.

Agreement improves the regulatory environment for Danish pension savers

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

As a protection of the Danish pension savers, Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, has signed an agreement with the insurance association Forsikring & Pension, preventing policyholders from suffering unnecessary losses due to historical low interest rates and exceptional market conditions. To increase capital strength, restrictions on dividends and upwrites of pensions are introduced.

Ole Sohn: Less red tape for the shipping industry and better access to public data in the EU

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Friday, June 8, 2012

On 7-8 June 2012 the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, brought the shipping industry’s administrative burdens in the EU into focus.

Sohn: Better control on board and increased growth through a strengthening of the Digital Single Market

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On 7-8 June 2012 Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, will focus on growth when EU ministers responsible for maritime affairs and IT and Telecommunication (ICT) will discuss initiatives to strengthen growth and employment in Europe at the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council.

Ole Sohn: Effective and improved standardisation in Europe

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Danish EU Presidency has reached an agreement on European standardisation. Thereby the Council and the European Parliament has agreed on the first of the twelve initiatives in the Single Market Act intended to modernise European trade and contribute to growth in Europe. The agreement will improve conditions for participation of businesses and stakeholders in the development of standards, ensure that standards reach the market faster, which will shorten the time span from idea to production, and boost the development of European standards for services.

Danish Presidency takes first step towards agreement on administrative relief for listed companies in the EU

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

The administrative burdens on listed companies are being reduced in order to make it easier for businesses to raise capital and contribute to growth and employment in the EU. This is at the heart of changes to the so called Transparency Directive. The Danish Presidency is leading negotiations of the Directive, and has just received a mandate in the Council of Ministers to begin negotiations with the European Parliament.

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