Barack Obama Gets Realistic at West Point

June 5, 2014 9:39 pm0 comments
Barack Obama Gets Realistic at West Point

Breaking down the president’s remarks could result in an interesting conclusion. By James Joyner In December 2009, not quite a year into office, President Barack Obama addressed the cadets at West Point to announce the Afghan surge. Faced with political goals that were unachievable given the time and resources available […]

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Starting a business in Denmark

November 28, 2013 8:51 pm0 comments

When you start your own business, you must register it with the Danish Business Authority. As a sole proprietorship, you can log in using NemID and register the business directly with the Danish Business Authority via www.virk.dk. The business must be registered no later than eight days before it begins trading. The […]

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Danish businesses win UN orders

July 25, 2013 6:53 pm0 comments

With eight UN organisations, Copenhagen ranks as number six among cities in terms of UN representation, and Danish companies are good at winning orders in the UN system. In ten years, Danish businesses have tripled their sales to the United Nations. In 2011, Danish companies sold services and goods worth […]

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EU decision undermines confidence in CO2 quotas

July 23, 2013 6:54 pm0 comments

The European Parliament wants to freeze quotas corresponding to 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emission. The proposal is unfortunate because it reduces confidence in the quota system and has a negative effect on the competitiveness of Europe’s businesses, according to DI. Last week, the European Parliament voted in favour […]

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Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

July 19, 2013 3:36 pm0 comments
Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn (£12bn). The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, is seeking protection from creditors who include public-sector workers and their pension funds. Unions described the bankruptcy filing as a power grab. […]

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Major potential in trade agreement with South Korea

July 12, 2013 6:57 pm0 comments

Danish companies have profited less from the trade agreement with South Korea than the average of comparable EU countries. Danish businesses have not gained the full benefit from the highly ambitious trade agreement between the EU and South Korea that was finalised two years ago, according to a new DI […]

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US Senate passes far-reaching immigration reform bill

June 28, 2013 8:30 am0 comments
US Senate passes far-reaching immigration reform bill

The US Senate has passed a broad immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. The 68-32 vote comes after months of debate and a recent deal to boost border security spending significantly. But the legislation faces a tough road in the […]

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EU split on future bank bailouts

June 23, 2013 3:36 pm0 comments
EU split on future bank bailouts

EU finance ministers have failed to agree on how to rescue troubled banks in any future crisis. After almost 20 hours of talks on Saturday, ministers are still split on whether savers should bear any of the cost of a bailout. The impasse will now be debated at a meeting […]

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Eurozone unemployment reaches new record high in April

May 31, 2013 11:12 am0 comments
Eurozone unemployment reaches new record high in April

Unemployment in the eurozone has reached another record high, according to official figures. The seasonal-adjusted rate for April was 12.2%, up from 12.1% the month before. An extra 95,000 people were out of work in the 17 countries that use the euro, bringing the total to 19.38 million. One in four […]

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Financial traders turn to lasers for faster deals

May 2, 2013 7:57 pm0 comments
Financial traders turn to lasers for faster deals

In the world of computerised financial trading, every second counts and superfast fibre-optic networks may no longer be quick enough. Laser beam technology originally developed for the military is being rolled out to shave time off trades. It will compete with new microwave networks that are increasingly being used by […]

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