Denmark’s Convergence Programme and National Reform Programme 2014

The recovery of the Danish economy has gained momentum. The potential for growth is supported by the implementation of structural reforms. The implemented reforms contribute to a sustainable fiscal policy. Public finances are kept within the required limits imposed by the Danish Budget Law and the Stability and Growth Pact.

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News in English

  • 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...

  • The National Reform Programme, Denmark 2014

    The National Reform Programme, Denmark 2014

    Published 16-04-2014Danish EconomyPublication

    The government’s reforms and initiatives increase the opportunities for growth and strengthens employment and business conditions. The Danish National Reform Programme for 2014 outlines the government’s reform strategy and follows up on country...

  • OECD: Keep up reform efforts

    Published 20-01-2014Danish EconomyPress Release

    The OECD country report on Denmark provides general support for the government's economic policy and the agreed reforms of the labor market and education. The key structural challenge for the Danish economy is strengthening productivity growth, and...

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.


See the CV of the Minister