Government cuts ties to Egypt

The Egyptian military's bloody crackdown of protestors on Wednesday has led the government to cut ties with that country and withdraw funding for two development projects it is participating in there. The two projects, which receive 30 million kroner in total from Copenhagen, were established to help small companies seeking to hire new employees. Announcing the decision, the development minister, Christian Friis Bach (Radikale), said he would also call on the EU to take similar measures. "Doing so would be a signal that we take what's going on very, very seriously. The bloodshed it utterly unacceptable," he said. The foreign minister, Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti), urged the military to end the month-long state of emergency that followed the July 3 ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi.  Berlingske