The recovery of the Danish economy is gaining momentum

The Danish economy is clearly recovering after several years of weak growth. The improvement in the Danish economy is evident in the labor market where 22,000 more persons have become employed over the past year. These are among the main messages in the Economic Survey, May 2014

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  • The recovery of the Danish economy is gaining momentum

    Published 26-05-2014Danish EconomyPress Release

    The Danish economy is clearly recovering after several years of weak growth. This is mainly due to an improvement in the international economy. Domestically, there are signs that consumer spending is growing again after a few years of great...

  • Economic Survey – May 2014

    Economic Survey – May 2014

    Published 26-05-2014Danish EconomyPublication

    The Danish economy is clearly recovering after several years of weak growth. The improvement in the Danish economy is evident in the labor market where 22,000 more persons have become employed over the past year. These are among the main messages in...

  • Convergence Programme, Denmark 2014

    Convergence Programme, Denmark 2014

    Published 16-04-2014Danish EconomyPublication

    The recovery of the Danish economy has gained momentum after several years of weak growth. Growth is supported by a responsible fiscal policy, the fiscal framework has been strengthened, and Denmark is expected to meet the EU recommendation to...

About the Ministry

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior is responsible for monitoring the Danish and international economy and for publication of the Economic Survey, which contains the Government’s official forecast for the Danish Economy.

The Ministry represents Danish interests in the international economic policy cooperation; among these are EU, OECD, IMF and Nordic Council.

The responsibility of monitoring the economy in municipalities and regions also belong under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior. The Ministry also functions as the supreme election authority and controlling authority for municipalities and regions.

The Ministry carries out analyses and establishes overall policies for the modernisation of the public sector. The work includes tasks within quality and control, good governance, simplification of rules, cutting down on bureaucracy and digitalisation.

The Minister

Margrethe Vestager is Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior. She was first elected for the Danish Parliament in 2001 but prior to this she held the post of Minister for Education from 2000-2001 and as Minister for both Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs from 1998-2000. Margrethe Vestager is political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party.

Margrethe Vestager was born April 13th 1968 and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1993. She is married to Thomas Jensen and together they have three daughters.

 

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