Week 39: Taxgate, abortions and a very big ship

Taxgate: Secret letter claims proof of perjury
The much talked about case revolves around the tax audit of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) and her husband Steven Kinnock, which has allegedly been influenced by Troels Lund Poulsen (Venstre), who was at the time Tax Minister. Testimonies regarding the now famous political scandal had begun, but was stopped this week due to an anonymous letter to the panel of judges accusing members of Venstre of perjury. Officials state that the letter in itself will have no influence on the taxgate hearing’s outcome, but if its claims can be proofed, it will be of great importance. Thus, the testimonies by the final witnesses have been delayed, while police investigates who have sent the unsigned letter.

Anniversary of abortion on demand reignite debate
40 years ago, Denmark legalized abortion. This anniversary has reignited debate, both concerning the 12 week limit and the concept of abortion on demand – the latter culmination with the anti-abortion group Retten til liv (the right to life) putting up no less than 16.000 with crosses on a field next to an Eastern Jutland motorway.

World’s biggest ship invites everybody on board and attracts much media attention
After visiting Aarhus Harbour on its maiden journey, the World’s biggest ship, Majestic Maersk, docked at Langelinie, Copenhagen close to the Maersk headquarters. People and press were invited on board.



Leave a Reply