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Danish factories move out from China

According to Danish media, increasing number of Danish companies to moving their factories back to Denmark than manufacturing in China. An example could be that a Danish company called T-REX, who has been producing accessories for music instrument in China for 7 years, has decided to shut down its production facilities in China and move back to Denmark. Those companies believe that it’s more profitable to produce in their homeland than “Made in China”.

Along with economic development in China, cost prices of raw material as well as labour force are increasing rapidly. With language and culture problems on top, many Danish companies believe that continuing producing in China is a waste. By contrast, it’s more profitable to produce in Denmark.

Due to the fact of financial crisis, many companies have to simplifies their structures and business areas to minimise expenditures.

According to Economic and commercial Counsellor’s Office of Embassy of the PRC in Kingdom of Denmark.

IMF: Global Economy Is Entering a “Dangerous” Phase

IMF (International Monetary Fund) believes that the world economy is perhaps becoming decreasing. A new recession is approaching, due to economic downturn across Europe and the U.S. In terms of production, nations including Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland are back to pre-crisis levels.

Copenhagen announces clampdown on Danish borders

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From Deutsche Welle
Author: David Levitz (AFP, dpa)
Editor: Andreas Illmer

The border controls take effect at the start of summer break

Currently, travelers can cross borders between 26 European countries without ever showing a passport. But that’s set to change as early next week, when Denmark’s center-right government instates permanent border control.

Random stop checks at Denmark’s borders will begin as soon as next week, Copenhagen announced Friday, signaling what many feared could be the beginning of the end to Europe’s border-free Schengen zone.

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Denmark embraces euro-pact

From “EuObserver.com (BRUSSELS)” by Leigh Phillips
Posted 09:27 CET, 22. March, 2011

Denmark is to sign up to a pillar of the ‘comprehensive solution’ to the EU’s debt crisis, the so-called euro-pact, despite not being a member of the eurozone. The move comes as EU ministers agreed to boost the firepower of a eurozone bail-out fund.

Copenhagen is sufficiently eager to get on board, that the Danish prime minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has signed guarantees assuring parties that some of the euro-pact’s key features regarding retirement age hikes and EU intervention in collective bargaining will not alter policies regarding these subjects in Denmark.

After intense negotiations on the weekend between the centre-right Rasmussen and the opposition, local media report that the prime minister offered a series of guarantees in order to win majority support for the pact.

The prime minister must depend on opposition acquiescence in order to balance stiff resistance from his coalition allies in the Liberal Alliance and the hard-right Danish People’s Party.

Included among the guarantees is an assurance that the euro-pact will have no impact on the country’s opt-out from the single currency.

Despite Rasmussen’s guarantees, the pact requires that states keep wages tied to productivity; reduce public services; limit government borrowing; and move away from labour-based taxation towards consumption-based taxation.

However, the pact, somewhat softened since it was first proposed, leaves the precise policy mix up to governments themselves, which may have given Rasmussen the wiggle room he needed to win over the centre-left.

“It is written into an agreement with the government, that the pact does not alter the Danish euro opt-out, or Denmark’s right to negotiate salaries and ability to set our own fiscal policy,” said Morten Bodskov from the opposition Social Democrats party, according to Danish newspaper Politiken.

Danes rejected adopting the euro in a referendum held in 2000.

But by joining the euro-pact, Copenhagen will gain access to euro-zone-only summits where much of the future of a more deeply integrated eurozone will be decided. Some analysts fear that those on the outside are in effect consigning themselves to the slow lane in a twin-track European Union.

Already in February, the prime minister signalled his desire to hold a ‘big bang’ referendum on all three of the country’s European opt-outs (on the euro, participation in defence policy and justice and home affairs).

The prime minister is also eager to be seen as a model European pupil ahead of Denmark’s tenure as the EU’s six-month rotating presidency in the first half of 2012.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has not been able to win the necessary support from other factions in the parliament to make a similar move, Politiken also reports.

“My assessment is that we are not going to get backing in parliament for us to join the euro pact at next week’s summit,” he said last week.

EU lending power boosted

Separately on Monday, EU finance ministers backed details of a permanent bail-out fund for the eurozone, putting the size of the European Stability Mechanism, to be in place from 2013, at €700 billion.

The sum gives it an effective lending capacity of €500 billion.

To achieve this level of lending, ministers backed a delivery of €80 billion in cash from eurozone states, whose particular contributions will be decided on the basis of a pre-existing formula.

The rest of the sum will be delivered via loan guarantees. National parliaments must also endorse the plan.

No agreement was reached however on boosting the effective lending capacity of the eurozone’s existing €440 billion bail-out fund, the European Financial Stability Fund.

 

Berlingske: Rekordmange lejere sættes på gaden

Rekordmange lejere sættes på gaden
↑ Socialminister Benedikte Kiær skyder skylden på boligselskaberne og kommunerne, mens Københavns socialborgmester sender bolden videre til regeringen. Foto: Christian Als

Hvem har ansvaret? Socialministeren kritiserer boligselskaberne og kommunerne. Københavns socialborgmester anklager regeringen for at lade fattige lejere i stikken.

Af Eva Jung
Mandag den 6. december 2010, 05:00

De uåbnede rudekuverter hober sig op hos et stigende antal danskere, der ikke kan betale huslejen – og det er ikke længere kun særligt belastede grupper, fogeden må sætte på gaden.

»Det er almindelige mennesker med en indkomst, f.eks. en kassedame eller rengøringsmedhjælper. Eller folk på overførselsindkomster, der ikke har råd til at bo i vores billigste lejligheder. Det er et bekymrende udtryk for en voksende fattigdom,« siger Jesper Nygård, direktør i boligselskabet KAB, der har 50.000 lejeboliger i hovedstaden.

Udsættelsessagerne i Københavns Kommune er frem til december steget med en tredjedel i forhold til hele sidste år, viser tal fra Socialforvaltningen. Også på landsplan er der flere lejere, der endte på gaden i første halvår af 2010 end tidligere.

Teamchef i Socialcenter København Dorthe Kristensen mener, at stadig større grupper rammes af sanktioner i beskæftigelseslovgivningen som f.eks. kontanthjælpsloftet og 450-timers reglen.

Fakta: Sådan foregår udsættelsen

»Man prøver at lave nogle incitamenter i beskæftigelseslovgivningen, der skal sikre, at folk kommer i arbejde. Men incitamenterne kan også ende med, at flere risikerer ikke at have råd til deres husleje,« siger hun.

Sidste år gennemførte regeringen ellers en række initiativer og lovændringer for at forhindre udsættelser af lejere. De har ikke virket efter hensigten, mener Gunvor Christensen, der er boligforsker ved forskningscenteret SFI.

»Socialministeriets tiltag har været gode og velmenende, men intet tyder på, at de kan knække kurven,« siger hun.

Socialminister Benedikte Kiær (K) erkender, at den nye lov ikke virker efter hensigten.

»Jeg har et stort fokus på udsættelse af lejere, men vi kan se, at der stadig er problemer, selv om vi vedtog en ny lovgivning sidste år,« siger ministeren.

Hun indskærper, at det er boligorganisationerne og kommunerne, der skal blive bedre til at gribe ind i tide.

Københavns socialborgmester Mikkel Warming (Ø) mener dog, at problemet i første række ligger hos regeringen.

»Kommuner og boligselskaber har en fælles interesse i at få tallene ned. Men vi har brug for en politisk erkendelse af, at der er folk, der er for fattige til at betale deres husleje,« siger han.

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