Danish government eyes ambitious relocation of public sector jobs

Lars Løkke Rasmussen wants to move some 3,900 state jobs from Copenhagen to 38 towns

The Venstre government yesterday proposed a comprehensive plan for the relocation of public sector jobs, DR reported.

Some 3,900 state jobs will be moved from Copenhagen to 38 selected towns across Denmark.

The largest and most ambitious
According to the business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen, it will be the largest and most ambitious relocation of public sector jobs ever.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the prime minister, had announced the plans during the election campaign in June.

Both Liberal Alliance and Dansk Folkeparti support the proposal.

Some 400 million kroner have been earmarked for the relocation in the recently announced budget proposal.