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.
The new building in Svínoy was meant to be used as a commune, with the aim of creating jobs and breathing new life into the village. However, this plan has now changed. The building will instead be used for tourism purposes, as a village hall or as a youth hostel.
What can we do to save our oceans? This question will be at the top of the agenda when the Nordic Council convenes for meetings and its theme session in Akureyri in Iceland. The Nordic Council has 87 members from all five Nordic countries, as well as Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland.