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Schmidt responds to "declaration of war"

Danish environment minister Hans Christian Schmidt has rejected allegations by his predecessor, Svend Auken, that the current centre-right coalition government is pursuing a policy of "virtual terrorism against Danish nature" (EED 07/08/03). Responding to Mr Auken's "declaration of war" in Jyllands-Posten newspaper Mr Schmidt cited measures concerning habitat protection, water quality, public information, and legislation on chemicals and heavy metals as evidence that "the conditions for our common environment and nature have improved significantly since [our] government arrived". See article.

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