Karen Ellemann is the new Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior

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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

Karen Ellemann is Minister of Social Affairs and the Interior.

Formerly, Karen Ellemann has been the Minister for the Environment and Minister for Nordic Cooperation from February 23rd 2010 until October 3rd 2011, and Minister of the Interior and Social Affairs from April 7th 2009 until February 23rd 2010. Since November 13th 2007 she has been a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party in Greater Copenhagen greater constituency.



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