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Political Overview – Week 18


On May 1st, we celebrated Workers Day in Denmark. How? Early in the morning, people gathered in various locations to raise the red flag with songs and speeches. Later in the day, they marched through the city until they reached a park where celebrations will take place. The biggest celebrations in Denmark are in Fælledparken in Copenhagen, where sometimes things get a bit too hot, as you can see in these pictures

Moderaterne (Social Liberals) are not happy with their government colleagues in Socialdemokratiet (Social Democrats) and Venstre (Liberals) regarding the topic of the integration of internationals in Denmark. According to them, the latest remarks about internationals using their societal positions to undermine Danish values can lead to “stigmatization and suspicion.” 

Two ministers from Venstre, Morten Dahlin and Marie Bjerre, said that “integration is not enough, we need assimilation.” Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, of Moderaterne, warns his colleagues “to put a break on the assimilation debate” as it can lead to a “culture of fear.” 

The latest opinion poll for the European Parliament elections in Denmark shows the following results: Socialdemokratiet (Social Democrats) 4 mandates; SF (Socialists) 2 mandates; Venstre (Liberals) 2 mandates; Liberal Alliance (Liberal Conservatives) 2 mandates; Radikale Venstre (Social Liberals) 1 mandate; Enhedslisten (Red-Green Alliance) 1 mandate; Konservative (Conservatives) 1 mandate; DF (Nationalist Conservatives) 1 mandate; DD (Nationalist Populists) 1 mandate. Moderaterne (Social Liberals) and Alternativet (Greens) stand to not enter the European Parliament. 

Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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