Denmark -Report published on unemployment benefits -October 19, 2015

A report on how to improve the unemployment benefit system was released with recommendations to make it easier to earn additional time on the benefit – but thousands of Danes still risk losing it altogether. The unemployment benefit known as ‘dagpenge’ (literally 'day money') is a voluntary unemployment benefit administered via state-subsidised private organisations (the’ a-kasser’). The benefit pays a maximum of 17,918 kroner (2,402 euro) per month. A commission established in June 2014 by the previous government was set to release its long-awaited recommendations, which if implemented would make it easier for the unemployed to earn the right to extended time on the benefit.


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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

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