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Denmark Today: Thursday’s News Roundup

No more plans to ‘redistribute’ Danish schoolchildren

Ministry of Children’s Education has abandoned plans to redistribute Danish primary schools to ensure a more ‘mixed’ learning environment, officials say Tell the newspaper Berlinske.

Starting next fall, secondary school students may be assigned to different schools based on their parents’ salaries.

read more: Why Denmark changed its rules on high school quotas

Danish priest leaks parishioner secrets in Facebook group

Danish data protection authorities have launched an investigation into a closed Facebook group where a Danish Anglican priest appears to have shared personal details about the lives of his parishioners for over a decade.

The group is made up of 1,300 members and about 2,000 priests are employed by the Anglican Church of Denmark.according to Investigation by TV2 journalistsThey say they were easily put into a closed group even though they weren’t priests.

Danish law requires priests of the Church of Denmark to follow strict rules of confidentiality.

Denmark pays poor countries affected by climate change

Denmark is allocating at least 50 million kroner to go to “poor” countries that bear the brunt of climate change, Danish Development Minister Fleming Moller Mortensen said.

Humanitarian organization Dan Church Aid sees the move as a major step forward.
“This is a historic and wonderful initiative.” “Climate-related loss and damage has been a topic of debate since 1992, but so far other rich countries have not taken concrete steps to address loss and damage. We have not announced any kind of support.”

The funding will come from a pool of SEK 100 million budgeted this year for climate compensation and adaptation in poor countries, reports Ritzau. Africa’s semi-arid region, the Sahel, is a prime target for aid.

read more: What does Denmark’s 2023 budget include?

Government proposes flight tax to make air travel greener

The Danish government wants to introduce a tax of 13 kronor on all domestic and international tickets departing from Denmark. Officials estimate that the tax will generate Tk 200-230 million a year, which could be used to meet Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s goal of operating fully green domestic flights in Denmark by 2030.

According to Litzau, Denmark lags behind political parties that tax air travel. Neighboring countries Norway, Sweden and Germany already impose fairly high taxes.



https://www.thelocal.com/20220922/today-in-denmark-a-roundup-of-the-news-on-thursday-52/ Denmark Today: Thursday’s News Roundup

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