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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.

2014-09-11

Democracy, Sovereignty and Security in Europe

Keynote speech given by Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Speaker of the Danish Parliament, at The European Conference of Presidents of Parliament (ECPP) in Oslo on 11 September.

2014-03-25

The President of the European Parliament visited the Danish Parliament

Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, paid a visit to the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, on Tuesday 25 March 2014.

2013-10-24

The Secretary-General of the United Nations visited the Danish Parliament

Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, paid a visit to the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, and the chairwoman of the Foreign Policy Committee, Mette Gjerskov (Social Democrats), on Tuesday 22 October 2013.

2013-09-27

The opening of the Danish Parliament – step by step

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, a divine service and an opening address are all on the agenda when the Members of the Danish Parliament begin a new sessional year on Tuesday 1 October 2013.

2013-09-23

The President of Vietnam visited the Danish Parliament

The President of Vietnam, H.E. Truong Tan Sang, met the members of the Presidium in the Conversation Room on 19 September during his official visit to Denmark from 18-20 September.

2013-03-12

Mogens Lykketoft now a candidate for the presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations

The Danish Government nominated the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, as a candidate for the post of President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 2015-16.

2013-02-24

Mogens Lykketoft meets the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco

During his official visit to Denmark from 20-23 February 2013, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Morocco, Karim Ghellab, met the members of the Presidium of the Danish Parliament.

2013-01-23

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament meets the President of Lithuania

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament met the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaité, on 22 January in connection with her official visit to Denmark.

2012-10-10

Come to the Night of Culture in the Danish Parliament

Each year, the Danish Parliament opens its doors to visitors during “Copenhagen Night of Culture”, an annual event where cultural institutions and other organisations offer a range of activities at night in an open-house setting.

2012-10-09

Visit by the Speaker of the House of Commons

The Speaker of the UK House of Commons, Mr. John Bercow, visits the Folketing on 9-10 October, where he will meet the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft.

2012-09-27

The opening of the Danish Parliament – step by step

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, a divine service and an opening address are all on the agenda when the Members of the Danish Parliament begin a new sessional year on Tuesday 2 October 2012.

2012-06-25

The Presidium of the Danish Parliament visited Washington

The Presidium of the Danish Parliament visited Washington from 18 to 21 June to meet with the supreme political leadership of the United States Congress, among other things

2012-06-16

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament met the President of the People’s Republic of China

On Saturday 16 June, the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, met the President of the People’s Republic of China who paid the first official visit by a Chinese head of state in the history of Denmark.

2012-06-01

Interparliamentary Conference on the Reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy

The EU Common Agricultural Policy reform and the environmental aspects of farming will be the subjects of debate when European MPs meet in the Danish Parliament on 7-8 June 2012. The Committee for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Committee and the Environment Committee will host the conference, which will take place in Landstingssalen in Christiansborg.

2012-05-22

The Speaker of Myanmar's/Burma's Parliament visited the Danish Parliament

The Presidium of the Danish Parliament, represented by Mogens Lykketoft, Bertel Haarder and Holger K. Nielsen, met the Speaker of Myanmar's/Burma's Parliament, Thura Shwe Mann, on 21 May.

2012-05-11

Interparliamentary Conference on the Road to Green Growth and Sustainable Development

The upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development Rio +20, and priorities for the EU’s 7th Environmental Action Plan will be on the agenda when Members of Parliaments from across Europe gather in Copenhagen on May 14– 15 2012. The Danish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Environment Committees will host the Conference, which takes place in the “Landstingssal” of the Danish Parliament. The meeting is open to the press.

2012-04-20

Kickstart of the Single Market in Copenhagen – 47th COSAC-Plenary Meeting

How do we best kick-start the Single Market and create sustainable economic growth in Europe? This is the key question to be addressed by an interparliamentary conference hosted by the Danish Parliament on 22-24 April 2012.

2012-04-12

Interparliamentary Meeting on Re-launching the Single Market

Growth, migrant workers and enforcement of EU law are on the agenda when the Business, Growth & Export and Employment Committees of the Danish Parliament are hosting an International Conference on April 16th and 17th. The Conference will be held in the“Landstingssal” in the Christiansborg Palace and will be open to the public.

2012-03-26

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian Authority

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian Authority, Dr. Riad Malki, visited the Danish Parliament where he met the Speaker, Mogens Lykketoft.

2012-03-22

Succesful European Interparliamentary Meeting on Europe's Fiscal Challenges

The Budget Pact, Transaction Tax and the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework were on the agenda when the Finance Committee and the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament hosted an interparliamentary conference on March 19th and 20th in Copenhagen.

2012-03-22

Interparliamentary Meeting on Energy Efficiency in Production, Buildings and Transport

26-27 March 2012 European parliamentarians will meet in the Danish Parliament to discuss energy efficiency in production, buildings and transport.

2012-03-19

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan visited the Danish Parliament

The United States special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Marc Grossman, paid a visit to the Danish Parliament yesterday where he met the Speaker of the Danish Parliament and members of the Foreign Policy Committee and the Defence Committee.

2012-03-14

Interparliamentary Meeting on Transaction Tax, the Budget Pact and the Multiannual Financial Framework

The Budget Pact, Transaction Tax and the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework will be on the agenda when the Finance Committee and the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Danish Parliament host an interparliamentary conference in Copenhagen. The conference will take place on March 19th and 20th at Christiansborg Palace. Members of the press are welcome to attend the conference.

2012-03-13

Members of the Presidium visited Vietnam and Indonesia

The members of the Presidium of the Danish Parliament visited Vietnam from 5-7 March and Indonesia from 8-12 March at the invitation of the parliaments of the two countries.

2012-03-08

Meeting on Foreign Policy in the EU

2012-02-23

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament met Zimbabwe's Minister for Finance

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, met Zimbabwe's Minister for Finance.

2012-02-02

Hearing on the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union

2012-01-24

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament met OSCE’s Secretary General

The Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, met OSCE’s Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier.

2012-01-02

Denmark assumes the EU Presidency

On 1 January 2012, Denmark assumes the EU Presidency. It means by and large that the Danish Government is to chair and plan the work in the Council among 27 EU Member States’ governments – ministers and officials.

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