Thorkild Simonsen (born 7 July 1926) is a Danish politician and member of the Social Democrats. He was mayor of Århus municipality from 1982 to 1997 and Interior Minister of Denmark from 1997 to 2000 in the Cabinets of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III and IV.
Simonsen was a member of Århus city council from 1966 to 1997 and mayor from 1 January 1982 to 1997, when he left the position to become Minister of Interior Affairs. Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen had called for a tightening of the laws on immigration and refugee issues that the previous minister Birte Weiss refused to implement and caused her to resign in protest.Although Simonsen was not a member of parliament, he was the problem solver that Nyrup Rasmussen hoped would be able to bring greater clarity to the government's policy on the immigration and refugee issues, issues on which the government had received considerable criticism in particular by the Danish People's Party.
Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen, was Prime Minister of Denmark from 25 January 1993 to 27 November 2001 and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) from 2004 to 2011. He was the leader of the governing Social Democrats from 1992 to 2002. He was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009.
The Social Democrats, officially the Social Democratic Party or simply Social Democracy, is a social-democratic political party in Denmark.
Mogens Lykketoft is a Danish politician and a leading figure in the Social Democratic Party.
Bertel Geismar Haarder was the Danish Minister for Culture and Church until 2016. He is the longest serving Danish minister since 2001. He represents Venstre, a Danish centre-right party.
After the 1998 Danish parliamentary election, the sitting Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was able to reform the government coalition of his own Social Democrats and the Danish Social Liberal Party. The resulting cabinet, which replaced the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III, was formed on 23 March 1998 and was called the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV.
Frank Jensen is a Danish politician of the Danish Social Democrats who has been serving as Lord Mayor of Copenhagen since 1 January 2010. He was Minister for Research 27 September 1994 to 30 December 1996 in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II and Justice Minister from 30 December 1996 to 27 November 2001 in the Cabinets of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III and IV.
Svend Gunnarsen Auken was a Danish politician. He represented the Social Democrats as a member of the Danish parliament (Folketinget) from 1971 until his death.
Marienborg has been the official residence of Denmark's prime minister since 1962. It is frequently used for governmental conferences, summits and other official purposes, including the prime minister's new year speech. Unlike the residences of other heads of government and state, Marienborg does not serve as the government headquarters or contain the office of the prime minister, instead Christiansborg Palace is the location of the government departments.
Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration of Denmark was a Danish ministerial office, often abbreviated as "Minister for Integration". The office was created by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on 27 November 2001 when he formed the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I after the 2001 Danish parliamentary election, in which refugees, immigration, and integration of people from non-western countries had been important issues.
After the Centre Democrats left the government coalition in 1996, the sitting Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was able to form a government coalition of his own Social Democrats and the Danish Social Liberal Party. The resulting cabinet, which replaced the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II, was formed on 30 December 1996 and was called the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III.
After the 1994 Danish parliamentary election, the sitting Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was able to form a government coalition of his own Social Democrats, the Danish Social Liberal Party and the Centre Democrats. The resulting cabinet, which replaced the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen I, was formed on 27 September 1994 and was called the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II.
Arne Melchior was a Danish politician of Jewish descent and supporter of Jewish causes. He was the son of Marcus Melchior.
Karen Moustgaard Jespersen is a Danish journalist and former politician representing the party Venstre.
Flemming Kofod-Svendsen is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church of Denmark and a Danish politician representing the Christian People's Party.
Events from the year 1943 in Denmark.
Peter Lauritzen is a Danish civil servant.
Hans Hækkerup was a Danish politician who has served as a member of parliament (Folketing) for the Social Democratic party and as the Minister of Defense in four cabinets of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.
Carsten Johan Koch is a Danish economist and former Social Democratic politician and minister.
The Minister for Economic Affairs was independent ministerial title, following a split from the Minister for Finance. The position was at a point joined with the Minister of Business Affairs.
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