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Mette Frederiksen: Prime Minister of Denmark
Mette Frederiksen is a Danish politician who has been Prime Minister of Denmark since June 2019 and Leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015. The second woman to hold either office, she is also the youngest Prime Minister in Danish history.

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Danish Prime Minister Postpones Weddings To Attend European Council Meeting [Video]

Danish Prime Minister Postpones Weddings To Attend European Council Meeting

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen postponed her wedding to attend the European Council meeting in July. According to CNN, EU leaders are to meet for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak...

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Denmark increases testing, contact tracing to prevent second coronavirus wave

Denmark will significantly increase testing for COVID-19 and put a contact tracing system in place to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday.
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Denmark proposes faster easing of lockdown as coronavirus cases fall: PM

Denmark's government plans to reopen society more quickly than anticipated as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continues to fall, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday.
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Denmark's government proposes quicker reopening of society, says PM

Denmark's government wants to reopen society quicker than previously anticipated, as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continues to fall, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on..
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Denmark to ease restrictions next week after coronavirus lockdown

Denmark plans to reopen day care centres and schools for children in first to fifth grade on April 15 as a first step to gradually relax a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus,..
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Denmark to reopen day care centers, schools on April 15

Denmark will reopen day care centers and schools for children in first to fifth grade starting on April 15 if the numbers of cases and deaths from the new coronavirus remain stable, Prime Minister..
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Denmark eyes gradual reopening after Easter if coronavirus numbers stabilize

Denmark may gradually lift a lockdown after Easter if the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths remain stable, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday.
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Denmark to contribute more planes to NATO after talks with Trump

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said her country would provide four more planes to NATO after holding "positive" talks with U.S. President Trump at an alliance summit in London on Wednesday.
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Danish PM suggests increasing Arctic surveillance in response to Russian activity

The Danish government aims to increase military surveillance of the Arctic sea and airspace in response to increased Russian activity in the region, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said ahead of a..
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Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship

Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister..
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Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is far from absurd.

marc a. thiessen: trump’s idea of buying greenland is far from absurd.
President Trump is upset that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his interest in purchasing Greenland “absurd.” Her dismissive response should have come as no surprise. In 1946, when..
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Trump to re-open US consulate in Greenland after being told it's not for sale

trump to re-open us consulate in greenland after being told it's not for sale
Getty Images The US says it will reopen its consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades - just days after Denmark’s refusal to sell the region sparked a presidential tantrum. Donald Trump..
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Danish prime minister and Donald Trump hold talks after US president called her 'nasty' for Greenland rebuke

danish prime minister and donald trump hold talks after us president called her 'nasty' for greenland rebuke
Independent.ie Newsdesk Twitter Email August 23 2019 6:34 PM 0 Comments Danish prime minister and Donald Trump hold talks after US president called her 'nasty' for Greenland rebuke Independent.ie..
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Danish PM had 'constructive conversation' with Trump

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a "constructive conversation" with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.
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Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defence spending

danish ex-pm attacks trump for comments on defence spending
A former Danish prime minister has lashed out at Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defence willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen’s..
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A miffed Trump cancels state visit to Denmark trip after 'nasty' PM says Greenland not for sale

President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by..
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Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by..
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Trump slams Danish prime minister's comments on Greenland as "nasty"

President Trump accused Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of using a "terrible word" to describe his interest in buying Greenland. She called it "absurd." Mr. Trump said, "I thought it was not a nice..
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Factbox: Greenland for sale? Why Trump's bid fell through

President Donald Trump's proposal for the United States to buy Greenland from Denmark has met with surprise and a sharp rebuff from Copenhagen, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling the idea..
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Disbelief in Denmark as Trump cancels visit after Greenland punt

disbelief in denmark as trump cancels visit after greenland punt
Danish leaders expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over US president Donald Trump’s cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing..
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Trump scraps meeting with Danish prime minister to discuss purchasing Greenland

President Trump has canceled a planned trip to Denmark over the prime minister's apparent unwillingness in discussing the possible sale of Greenland. The president announced on Twitter the meeting with..
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Danish Prime Minister says discussion of Greenland sale is 'absurd'

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told the Danish broadcaster DR on Sunday that discussion of a sale would be an "absurd discussion."
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Denmark's prime minister apologizes to children abused during post-WWII era

denmark's prime minister apologizes to children abused during post-wwii era
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has formally apologized to abused care home victims, saying it was one of the country's darkest chapters. For 14 years, victims sought an apology from Denmark for state..
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Angela Merkel denies ill-health but plays it safe anyway

angela merkel denies ill-health but plays it safe anyway
Berlin — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday insisted she took care of her health after remaining seated during national anthems at an official ceremony, in a rare change of protocol..
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German Chancellor Merkel Sits During Anthems Post Shaking Spells

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Angela Merkel remained seated during national anthems at an official ceremony on Thursday, 11 July, as the German chancellor apparently sought to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking with a rare..
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Denmark's next PM says she will nominate EU Commissioner Vestager for another term

Denmark's incoming prime minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would nominate Margrethe Vestager to continue as a European Commissioner for another five years, broadcaster TV2 reported. 
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Denmark gets new leftist government with plans to increase welfare spending and scrap anti-immigration measures

denmark gets new leftist government with plans to increase welfare spending and scrap anti-immigration measures
A new left-wing government has taken power in Denmark on a programme of increasing welfare benefits and softening immigration restrictions. Mette Frederiksen, a social democrat, is to become country's..
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Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year

Denmark on Wednesday became the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen finalised terms for a one-party minority government, making..
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Danes Buck Populist Trend As Center-Left Party Wins Vote

danes buck populist trend as center-left party wins vote
Voters appear to have returned the third left-leaning government in a year to the Nordic region as Denmark’s Social Democrats claimed victory in parliamentary elections with 25.9 percent of the vote,..
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Denmark election: Social Democrats to win, exit polls show

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At 41, Social Democrats leader Mette Frederiksen could become Denmark’s youngest prime minister.
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