News roundup: Police officers are angry with the prime minister, climate politician kicked out of her group

An indian summer weekend is over, and strongs winds are coming to Denmark. Therese Scavenius was blown out of Alternativet’s parliamentary group, and not all public servants are blown away by Mette Frederiksen’s ideas to who should be paid more.

Monday news roundup starts with the government warming up to imminent negotiations on more pay for public servants. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has special employees in mind.

In last year’s election campaign, Socialdemokratiet wanted to set aside DKK 3 billion for a pay rise among public employees. At the weekend, Mette Frederiksen named the professional groups she believes deserved an average salary increase of DKK 2,500 per month.

This applies to social and health assistants and helpers, nurses, pedagogues and correctional staff. While those groups can therefore look forward to the negotiations, the Prime Minister’s message catches strong headwind in other groups that are not mentioned. For one, policemen.

“My members are furious. It may well be that in the future this will have to be done differently. My members always behave properly. It could well be that we have to throw away the nice gestures in the future. If this is the way you are treated,” says the chairman of the police union Heino Kegel to Politiken.

Too alternative to Alternativet
There have been several controversies with the Alternativets member of parliament Theresa Scavenius. After several days of shadow play and uncertainty about her future, the party’s main board now made the decision 5 out of 6 members of the party wanted. To exclude Scavenius from the Parliamentary group and deprive her of all speakerships.

However, she is still a member of the party, but in practice will act as an independent in the same way as Jon Stephensen, who has left Moderaterne.

On Monday, Scavenius calls on the media to expose the character assassination she believes she has been subjected to by her party colleagues.

“It is your responsibility to see through that there is a clear attempt at character assassination, because they have no real arguments,” writes Scavenius, among other things, on X.

A Hell Angel for a stable democracy
That almost anything can happen in Danish politics is proven by the fact that the former member of Hells Angels Jørn “Jønke” Nielsen wants to found a political party. Jørn Nielsen has previously been convicted of both violence and murder. He was a central figure when Denmark was ravaged by clashes between rockers in the 1980s.

Now he wants to start the party “Stabilt Demokrati (Stable Democracy)”, he writes on Facebook.

Among the notable issues is establishing a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia as soon as possible. Ukraine is not to become a member of Nato, and better pay for police officers and prison guards is part of the political program.

Alarm for pollution in Copenhagen
If you are nervous about the air pollution in Copenhagen, there is good news on the way. The capital will have its own air alarm, which will alert citizens if air pollution is at too high a level, Mayor for health and care Sisse Marie Welling tells Berlingske

More like autumn
Finally, a weather update. After many wonderful days of sunshine, autumn seems to be on its way to Denmark. According to Denmark’s Meteorological Institute (DMI), it will be windy and rainy in the coming days. Not necessarily cold, but more normal for this time of year.

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