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Engelbrecht appointed as new tax minister

Spot opened up after Østergaard left to replace Vestager


Engelbrecht has been an MP since 2007 and is known to be extremely loyal to his party, Socialdemokraterne (Photo: Scanpix)

September 2, 2014
10:35

by Christian Wenande


Socialdemokraterne consumer issues spokesperson Benny Engelbrecht has been appointed Denmark’s new tax minister. He replaces Morten Østergaard who left the position to replace Margrethe Vestager as the economy and internal affairs minister following her departure for the EU Commission.

Engelbrecht’s appointment means Radikale has lost one of its ministerial positions.

READ MORE: Government reshuffles again as Vestager leaves for EU

Burning through tax ministers
The new tax minister, 44, is known to be extremely loyal to his party and its leader, the prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. He has been an MP since 2007.

Engelbrecht – who is the fifth tax minister during Thorning-Schmidt’s tenure as prime minister – is one of the few members of parliament without a higher education.



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