Posts tagged as Denmark

Lithuania ‘cooperating’ with Denmark in Danske Bank money laundering investigation

Friday, September 25, 2020

Lithuania’s central bank says it is cooperating with Danish law enforcement in investigation into potential money laundering at Danske Bank’s operations in the country. “We are closely watching all information related to the possible participation of financial institutions in Lithunia in money laundering” and are “cooperating with the Danish colleagues”, the central bank told BNS. As part of FinCEN banking leaks, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has revealed…

Denmark returns Kristīne Misāne to Latvia

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Latvian citizen Kristīne Misāne was returned from Denmark to Latvia on March 3, LTV reported. LTV showed a video of a police car waiting on the runway at Rīga International Airport and collecting a passenger direct from a flight, though it is not possible to definitively identify Misāne from the footage. Laura Majevska, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, told Latvian Radio that Misāne would have to be returned by March 4, and would…

Dill-obsessed and proud

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Living in Denmark Krista Miltiņa came to look at Latvians from a different perspective, and now she’s turned the artwork she created featuring these observations into a business after one of the drawings she posted blew up on social media. “I thought a lot about Latvians, what we’re like. The first illustrations came about because I wanted to gift my friends something, and I began drawing illustrations about us –…

Denmark to extradite Latvian citizen Kristine Misane to Latvia

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Danish court on Monday delivered an official ruling to extradite Latvian citizen Kristine Misane to Latvia, Misane’s lawyer in Denmark, Henrik Stagetorn. The lawyer informed that today the court ruling will be sent to the Latvian Prosecutor General’s Office. Latvian authorities will then have ten days to bring Misane back to Latvia. I have the documents in my hands. The court is translating them at the moment and will…

Denmark plans to extradite Latvian mother to South Africa

Monday, February 10, 2020

Denmark plans to extradite Latvian mother Kristine Misane to South Africa on February 12, or two days before the Danish District Court is expected to decide on possibly releasing the woman due to her already serving her sentence, LETA was told by Misane’s representatives. According to them, the Danish prosecutor’s office is currently “trying, by any means possible, to extradite Misane South Africa”. With this in mind, Misane has today…

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people remain more likely to take their own life. The joint study by the Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention and researchers from Stockholm University compared suicide rates for people in same-sex and heterosexual relationships in the periods 1989-2002…

Denmark approves Baltic Pipe, but not Nord Stream 2

Monday, October 28, 2019

The consortium behind the Baltic Pipe, a project which will allow the transport of gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to end-users in neighbouring countries, has been given the go ahead to pass through Denmark’s territorial waters. “The Danish Energy Agency finds that the offshore pipeline project can be constructed and operated without unacceptable impact on the environment and safety,” the group behind the…

Denmark rejected appeals against the Baltic Pipe route

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

No grounds for reviewing the decision The Danish Environmental Protection Agency rejected the challenge of consent for the construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline along Danish territory. In mid-September, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency emphasized that appeals against the gas pipeline would not justify the resumption of the case. In this way, the Danish agency responded to the statements of the Environment and Food Complaints Board. In July this…

Can Denmark sink Nord Stream 2 traversing the Baltic Sea?

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

After navigating most of the Baltic Sea, Nord Stream 2 hit an obstacle in Denmark. NS2 received permits from four out of five partner nations whose territorial waters it has to cross, but Denmark, which will host up to 175 kilometers of the pipeline, is asking for an additional environmental impact assessment that could delay NS2 construction by months. The delay can also affect Russia’s negotiations with Ukraine on a…

Seven countries’ defense ministers, chiefs to mark JEF anniversary in Klaipeda

Friday, June 28, 2019

Defense ministers and chiefs of defense of seven NATO member states are meeting in Klaipeda on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). The force is led by the United Kingdom and its partner nations are Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The meeting will take place aboard the HMS Albion, the British Royal Navy flagship that is currently leading the…