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2018-05-30

New exhibition: 100 years of political cartoons

28 May 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first political meeting in the Chamber of the Parliament at the current Christiansborg Castle. Since the spring of 1918, Christiansborg Castle has been the seat of Danish democracy, as we know it today. The Danish Parliament celebrates 100 years at Christiansborg castle with a unique exhibition of satirical political cartoons.

2018-05-29

The Danish Parliament celebrates 100 years at Christiansborg Castle

On 28 May 1918 – one hundred years ago – the first political meeting was held in The Chamber of the current Christiansborg Castle. The Danish Parliament celebrates the 100th anniversary with a variety of interesting activities throughout 2018.

2018-05-09

President of the Senate and Vice-President of Argentina, Ms. Gabriela Michetti, visited Denmark

President of the Senate and Vice-President of Argentina, Ms. Gabriela Michetti, visited the Danish Parliament on Wednesday 2 May. She learned about the current renovation of The Chamber, met with The Presidium and the Speaker of the Danish Parliament.

2018-04-23

Sunshine and celebration at Citizenship Day 2018

Laughter and smiles dominated the tent when the Danish Parliament held the annual Citizenship Day on Sunday 22 April. People gathered and listened to speeches, violin music and a concert medley and enjoyed a beautiful ballet performance as well.

2018-04-22

100 years ago: Danish women voted for the first time at a parliamentary election

On 22 April 1918, Danish women went to the polling booths to cast their vote for the first time at a parliamentary election.

2018-04-19

3.300 people will celebrate Citizenship Day

Every year, the Danish Parliament celebrates Citizenship Day. All the people who received Danish citizenship the past year are invited to a joyful day with speeches, entertainment and music. This year the Citizenship Day is on Sunday 22 April.

2018-04-11

The Danish Parliament launches new website

On Tuesday 10 April, the Danish Parliament launched a new version of our English website.

2018-02-01

A new initiative from the Danish Parliament gives Danish citizens a direct role in the democratic process

The Danish Parliament has introduced a new tool for direct democracy called ‘citizen’s initiative’. The new initiative enables Danish citizens to put an item of interest on the parliamentary agenda, if 50.000 people support it.

2018-01-30

179 teenagers entered the Danish Parliament and became politicians for a day

On Monday 29 January 179 teenagers from all across Denmark came to the Danish Parliament to participate in the 10th version of the Youth Parliament (UP18). They experienced how it feels to be a politician and how it is like to debate political issues. The students were very enthusiastic and demonstrated the ability to engage in political discussions.

2018-01-23

Speaker of Moldavian Parliament visits Denmark

Foreign policy issues and the fight against corruption were the main topics when Speaker of the Moldavian Parliament, Andrian Candu, met with the Danish Presidium.

2018-01-11

New Year’s reception for the diplomatic corps

In the beginning of January, the Danish Parliament invited the diplomatic corps to the annual New Year’s reception.

2016-09-30

Night of Culture: Visit Christiansborg

The Danish Parliament will open its doors to visitors as part of Copenhagen' Night of Culture (Kulturnatten) festival. "Kulturnatten" is an annual event, during which cultural institutions and other organizations in Copenhagen welcome visitors and offer many different kinds of activities.

2016-09-22

The Danish Parliament opens on 4 October

The new parliamentary year starts on Tuesday, 4 October 2016. Its zenith is the first sitting of the Chamber, which starts at 12.00 and is attended by many official guests, including the Royal Family

2016-02-12

The Danish Parliament creates a new bravery award

With the backing of all parliamentary parties, Parliament’s Speaker Pia Kjærsgaard (Danish People’s Party), took the initiative to award Finn Nørgaard and Dan Uzan official recognition in the form of a bravery award for their valour during the events at Krudttønden and the Synagogue in Copenhagen on 14/15 February 2015. The new award is called ‘Folketingets Hæderspris’.

2016-01-13

Speech by Ms Pia Kjærsgaard given at the New Year’s reception for the diplomatic corps

Speech by Ms Pia Kjærsgaard, Speaker of the Danish Parliament, given at the New Year’s reception for the diplomatic corps on 12 January 2016

2015-09-22

The Danish Parliament opens on 6 October

The new parliamentary year starts on Tuesday, 6 October 2015. Its zenith is the first sitting of the Chamber, which starts at 12.00 and is attended by many official guests, including the Royal Family

2015-09-18

Visit the Danish Parliament during Night of Culture

On 9 October the Danish Parliament will open its doors to visitors as part of Copenhagen' Night of Culture (Kulturnatten) festival. "Kulturnatten" is an annual event, during which cultural institutions and other organisations in Copenhagen welcome visitors and offer many different kinds of activities.

2015-08-26

Mongolia and Denmark

The Danish Parliament and the Danish Mongolian Society will hold a conference marking 25 years of democratic development in Mongolia.

2015-06-19

Results of the Danish election

The general election in Denmark was held on 18 June 2015. The results were as follows.

2015-06-04

The Danish Parliament opens a photo exhibition

The Danish Parliament is opening a photo exhibition entitled "Here and Now" as part of the celebrations on the 100th anniversary of the amendment of the Constitutional Act in 1915. The exhibition can be seen in the Rigsdag Courtyard at Christiansborg from 4 June to 18 October and then in Allinge, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg and Esbjerg during the summer and autumn.

2015-05-27

General election in Denmark

Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has announced the next general election in Denmark. The election will be held on 18 June 2015.

2015-04-21

100th anniversary celebration: a national festival at Christiansborg and a gala show on DR TV

The 100th anniversary of the enfranchisement of women and servants under the Constitutional Act of 1915 will be celebrated on 5 June 2015. To mark the occasion, the Danish Parliament and the Danish Government invite the public to a national festival based at Christiansborg Palace Courtyard. The national celebration will begin at the Rigsdag Courtyard where Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, the Government and Parliament will receive a procession arranged by the Danish Women's Society.

2015-02-17

Speech by Mr Mogens Lykketoft in connection with the acts of terrorism in Copenhagen

Speech by Mr Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker, in the Danish Parliament on 17 February in connection with the acts of terrorism in Copenhagen, 14-15 February 2015

2015-01-13

Reception for the diplomatic corps at the Danish Parliament

The Presidium of the Danish Parliament hosted a reception for the diplomatic corps on Tuesday 13 January. Parliamentary Speaker Mogens Lykketoft and Benin’s ambassador, Her Excellency Arlette Dagnon Vignikin, gave speeches.

2014-10-10

Welcome to the night of culture in the Danish parliament

Colourful information spotlights throughout Parliament bring out its unique framework. Meet some Members of Parliament and staff who are ready to answer your questions. Open from 18.00-24.00. Doors close at 23.30.

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