Jose Dirceu

Brazil’s former Lula aide Jose Dirceu freed to await corruption appeal result

Jose Dirceu was sentenced to 32 years in prison over corruption charges linked to state oil company Petrobras. The massive bribery scheme allegedly involved congressmen taking payments in exchange for votes. But the country's supreme court...

Denmark passes ‘education cap’ despite protests

The bill restricts individuals who already have a higher education degree from pursuing a degree in another field at the same or a lower level. The plan’s backers say the move will save 300 million...
Police vest in Denmark

Denmark reaches police co-operation deal with EU

Denmark will be allowed de facto access to Europol after Danish voters opposed plans to remain part of the EU’s police co-operation agency in a compromise that may have implications for the UK’s upcoming negotiations on Brexit. Under...
Immigrants in Denmark

Integration In Denmark Is An Overrated Subject

Recently, a major Danish media vehicle hired a Syrian refugee as an intern and started a discussion about ‘How to make it in Denmark’. My impression was that the goal of its series of...
Danish flag

Denmark seen as world’s least corrupt nation

For the third consecutive year, Denmark has been declared the world’s least corrupt country by Transparency International. Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) measures the perception of corruption in 175 countries and this year found...
Anti-corruption protests

Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’

Judge Edson Fachin unveiled his extensive list on Tuesday, after much speculation in the country's media. It includes almost a third of President Michel Temer's cabinet and Rio de Janeiro's mayor during the Olympics. The...
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate Party founder

Iceland could be soon be governed by Pirate Party

The Pirate Party has come third in Iceland’s general election, but no single party or coalition has won the overall majority necessary to form a government. Tense negotiations are now expected after the political group, which was founded...
Immigration police

Denmark suspends quota refugee programme

"It will give the municipalities a little breathing space and room to better take care of those who have already come here," Integration Minister Inger Støjberg told a meeting in the Danish parliament. Støjberg, an...
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, center, presents his new government with 22 ministers in front of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Nov. 28, 2016. At his left is Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen.

Denmark Picks Eurosceptic as Foreign Minister

Denmark's new coalition government on Monday picked an outspoken eurosceptic as its new foreign minister, marking a potential political shift in a country where opposition against the European Union is growing. Anders Samuelsen, 49, has...
Eduardo Cunha arrested

Eduardo Cunha arrested over alleged corruption

The Brazilian politician who orchestrated the impeachment of the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, has been arrested as part of a major corruption probe. Eduardo Cunha, the former speaker of Brazil's lower house, is accused of corruption,...
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