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Jun 27, 2019

PM Mette Frederiksen Announces Cabinet Ministers

On June 27, Denmark’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) announced the names of the 19 Social Democratic ministers, who will form her Cabinet.

The new government cabinet includes:

  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
  • Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod
  • Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup
  • Minister of Social and the Interior Astrid Krag
  • Minister of Taxation Morten Bødskov
  • Minister of Energi, Utilities and Climate Dan Jørgensen
  • Minister of Food, Fishing, Equality and Nordic Cooperation Mogens Jensen
  • Minister of Health and the Elderly Magnus Heunicke
  • Minister of Transportation Benny Engelbrecht
  • Minister for Development Rasmus Prehn
  • Minister of Children and Education Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil
  • Minister of Defense Trine Bramsen
  • Minister of Higher Education and Research Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen
  • Minister of Business Simon Kollerup
  • Minister of Foreigners and Integration Mattias Tesfaye
  • Minister of Employment Peter Hummelgaard
  • Minister of Housing Kaare Dybvad
  • Minister of Environment Lea Vermelin
  • Minister of Culture and Church Joy Mogensen

The new government will work closely with its government partners – the Social-Liberals, the Socialistic People’s Party and the Red-Green Alliance. Yesterday, the coalition presented a joint political agreement document, which will serve as a guiding principle for the government. Read more here.

The new Cabinet’s 20 ministers including Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will have an audience with H.M. the Queen later this morning and will be presented to the public in front of Christian IX’s Palace shortly hereafter. Later today, the various Ministries will hold hand-over ceremonies where the Ministers from the former government will hand-over the reigns to the newly-appointed ministers.

AmCham congratulates Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the 19 new Ministers! We look forward to working closely with the new government to ensure a strong competitive business climate in Denmark with focus on innovation and international cooperation.