The recruitment and retention of doctors in the Faroe Islands has been a problem for many years. Now the Danish government wants to give young Faroese doctors an advantage when it comes to obtaining an educational place in the Faroes.
The Danish government and the Social Democrats have agreed the terms for a burka ban. The police will now be obliged to act if there is a suspicion that a woman wearing a burka has been pressurised or forced to wear it.
“Since general practitioners have provided all health checks of children below school age, they know the children well. For that reason, the GPs should continue to provide health checks once the children reach school age”.
The party leader of the Danish Social Democrats, Mette Frederiksen, has surprisingly declared – in stark contrast to her more conservative predecessors – that she is open to the idea of Greenland and the Faroe Islands breaking away from Denmark.
Russia has accused the UK of inventing a “fake story” and “playing with fire” over the Salisbury spy poisoning. Meanwhile, the Faroese government has still not received any information from the Danish government with regards to the spy poisoning-case.
Jóhan Pauli Helgason, who has been appointed as the head of the new development department at Visit Faroe Islands, recommended the formation of this department only three months ago – when he was a public servant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.