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Christiansborg Palace is the centre of Danish democracy, and Members of Parliament (MPs) use most of the rooms in the building as offices and meeting rooms. But Christiansborg is not only a workplace for politicians and parliamentary employees. The Royal Reception Rooms, which are located on the first floor in the north wing, are at the disposal of the Royal Family, and the Queen performs many of her official duties there. The Prime Minister's Office is located above the Royal Reception Rooms, and the Supreme Court, the highest court in Denmark, next to them. Thus, the country’s most important and powerful institutions are all at Christiansborg. Consequently, members of the press take a keen interest in what goes on behind the walls. Christiansborg is the regular workplace of about 180 journalists who report on political news in Danish media. Christiansborg is a lively workplace for MPs, administrative employees and journalists. On an ordinary day, some 1,200 people come to Christiansborg either to work or visit. In addition to the ‘permanent residents’ of the palace, Christianborg receives a large number of visitors every day: civil servants from the various ministries, lobbyists, tourists, schoolchildren, conference participants and many others. To learn more about Christiansborg as a workplace, choose from the menu on the left.
Anita May Jayasinghe