Danish government agrees to new growth deal

16 specific initiatives geared to helping the rural areas

The government has teamed up with Dansk Folkeparti, Liberal Alliance and Konservative to ink a new agreement that aims to strengthen growth and development in Denmark.

The deal, which earmarks 150 million kroner per year from 2016-2019, involves 16 specific initiatives geared towards improving production, investment and living conditions across the nation.

“The agreement is another large step towards generating growth and development in Denmark,” said the business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen.

“These 16 specific initiatives will help ensure good conditions for production and settlement in our rural districts. I’m pleased that the parties back up the government’s ambitions to spur growth outside the big cities.”

The 16 initiatives (here in Danish) include reducing ferry fares, a broadband slush fund, rural growth pilots and reduced energy fees for amusement parks.