Minister for Foreign Affairs, Villy Søvndal, participated in the Arctic Council’s ministerial meeting, 14 -15 May 2013, a meeting that marked the continued development of the Arctic Council as the key international body for Arctic issues.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, has been requested to transmit the following statement from the six crew members of the Danish vessel Leopard:
The governments of Denmark and Finland wish to upgrade the status of the respective Palestinian Missions in Copenhagen and Helsinki.
Lower corporate tax rate, reduced energy taxation and better access to financing are elements of a new Lower corporate tax rate, reduced energy taxation and better access to financing are elements of a new Danish growth plan that will improve conditions for doing business in Denmark
Today the Danish Parliament unanimously approved the bill on Croatia’s accession to the European Union. The Danish Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, is very pleased with the positive outcome.
Today the release of the crew from the M/V Leopard – two Danish and four Philippine seamen – held hostage in Somalia was brought about.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, confirms that the six crewmembers from the Danish vessel Leopard, two Danes and four Filipinos, are now safe. The relatives of the crew have been informed.
Denmark is now home to the most modern rolling mill in Europe through the investment in Russian-owned NLMK DanSteel in Frederiksværk.
Danida Development Days 28 – 29 May 2013. ”Rights, Empowerment and Green Pathways to Development”.
The Danish Government has today proposed that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Claus Grube, is appointed the new ambassador in London from 1 October 2013, or at the earliest date thereafter.
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Economic growth, employment, and the economic potential of the Nordic countries are all in focus in a new accord between the government and all political parties of the parliament. The intention is to make movement and employment across the Nordic borders easier for the mutual benefit of the whole region.
On a meeting of the Syrian Opposition Coalition in Istanbul on Monday 18 March, Ghassan Hitto was elected interim prime minister.
Today we are celebrating the international women’s day. This year the 8th of March coincides with the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which takes place these days in New York.
On 6 March 2013 the number of refugees from Syria reached 1 million. Almost half of these have fled the country during the first months of 2013. Meanwhile, more than 4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria.
Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Launch by Minister for International Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach and UN Under-Secretary-General / UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan Thursday 14 March 3:30-5 p.m.
Universities Denmark is happy to invite all interested students, partners and fellows to the launch of the ‘BSU Scholarship Programme’.
The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr Christian Friis Bach, co-hosted a successful international high-level conference on 19 February 2013 focussing on the efforts of the international community in addressing global inequality. The conference is part of the common endeavours of the UN and the international community in formulating a new set of global development goals to replace the eight Millennium Development Goals after 2015. A number of ministers from developing, middle income and OECD countries were present at the conference along with high-level representatives from the UN. At the conference participants agreed on a number of recommendations, including focus on human rights and gender, which will feed into the on-going work leading up to 2015.
On the two year anniversary of the popular uprising in Bahrain the Foreign Minister states: “Unfortunately things are moving in the wrong direction. That is why we have to sustain the pressure on the government in Bahrain”.