Government outlines plan for Denmark

More public spending and a tougher stance on immigration among the core issues

The long-awaited summer in Denmark is just around the corner, but prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the new Venstre-led minority government won’t have time to hit the beaches in the immediate future.

The government will have loads of work to do after revealing a future platform, ‘Sammen for fremtiden’ (‘Together for the future’), which includes increasing public sector consumption, a tougher stance on immigration and a new job reform.

“We have paid heed to the election and to the parties that have yearned for a change of government,” Rasmussen said. “It means the public sector will grow in a number of prioritised areas such as security, health and the elderly.”

The new government plan outline (here in Danish) also includes no increased taxes or tolls during this election tenure, continued action against the terror organisation Islamic State, and a referendum before Christmas concerning the Danish opt-out of Europol.