PM Mette Frederiksen has revealed new changes to her ministerial team following Mogens Jensen’s resignation following the mink scandal.
Furthermore, Flemming Møller Mortensen makes his ministerial debut by taking over from Prehn as the minister of development and Nordic co-operation.
Mortensen, 57, has been a member of Parliament for Socialdemokratiet since 2007.
Phone call with the Queen
The move will also see the Environment and Food Ministry change its name to the Environment Ministry under the leadership of Lea Wermelin.
Lastly, the arena of equality will be transferred to the Employment Ministry, meaning that Peter Hummelgaard will now be in charge of matters pertaining to equality as well as employment.
As is customary, Frederiksen was due to present the new ministers to Queen Margrethe later today.
However, she will do it over the phone after it emerged today that one of her family members has tested positive for COVID-19.
Afterwards, the new ministers will be presented to the public at Amalienborg Palace.