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Danish lawmakers agree cash handout to elderly to offset inflation

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish lawmakers have agreed a cash handout to the elderly and other measures totalling 3.1 billion Danish crowns ($439 million) to cushion the impact of soaring inflation and high energy prices, the finance ministry said on Friday. Elderly people on low incomes will each receive a tax-free handout of 5,000 crowns, it said. “The Danish economy is fundamentally strong, but is challenged by rising prices in the wake of Putin’s war in Ukraine,” Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen said. “That is why I am glad that we can now lend a hand to some of those who are particularly chal…

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