Denmark announces $150 million security package after Copenhagen attack

February 19, 2015 4:42 PM

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Denmark announces $150 million security package after Copenhagen attack

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark on Thursday announced a $150 million package to boost police and intelligence services days in a move that followed deadly weekend shootings in Copenhagen but had been prepared in response to deadly Islamist attacks in Paris last month.

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.

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