After deadly attack, Denmark announces $150 million of new spending for security services

By REUTERS
February 19, 2015 18:27

 
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COPENHAGEN - Denmark announced a $150 million package to boost police and intelligence services on Thursday, a move that comes days after deadly shootings in Copenhagen but was prepared earlier.

Of the 970 million crowns of new spending, 415 million is for collection of information on terrorist threats from abroad. Some 350 million is for security services to monitor and respond to emergencies and to improve information technology.

Opposition parties welcomed the measures but said as they were launched in response to the January attacks in Paris, when Islamist gunmen killed 17 people, they did not address concerns arising from the attacks on a free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen last weekend, in which two people were shot dead.

Danish media have quoted police officers as saying they were ill-equipped and trained to respond adequately to the attacks over 13 hours from Saturday afternoon until early Sunday morning. Five police officers were injured.

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