Denmark–Italy relations

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Denmark-Italy relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Italy



Denmark–Italy relations dates to the first treaty signed in 1873. Denmark has an embassy in Rome, and Italy has an embassy in Copenhagen.[1][2] Both countries are members of EU and NATO.


The first treaty between Denmark and Italy, was signed on 19 July 1873.[3] On 21 May 1885, an agreement on reciprocal relief was signed.[4]


In 1951, Denmark and Italy had a large surplus in trading balance. Italian imports, amounted 130 million DKK. Italian exports amounted 203 million.[5] In 2008, Danish exports to Italy, amounted 17,3 billion DKK, and Italian exports amounted 20,7 billion DKK.[6]

Cultural relations[edit]

Denmark and Italy signed a cultural agreement in 1956. The association Società Dante Alighieri has two committees in Denmark. There are Italian language studies at three Danish universities.[7]


Alfredo Mantica visited Denmark in October 2009; this was the first time that an Italian politician visited Denmark, and also the first bilateral discussion between Italy and Denmark that are not discussed in Brussels, Belgium.[8]


  1. ^ "Danish Embassy in Rome". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved July 13, 2010.  (in Danish) (in Italian)
  2. ^ "Italian Embassy in Copenhagen". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ The Consolidated treaty series 146
  4. ^ Treaty series; publication of treaties and international engagements registered with the Secretariat of the League 147–148
  5. ^ Denmark: economic and commercial conditions in Denmark. University of Minnesota. Great Britain. Commercial Relations and Exports Dept, Great Britain. Dept. of Overseas Trade. 1952. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ Danish Foreign Affairs: Italy (in Danish)
  7. ^ "Cultural relations" (in Italian)
  8. ^ "First Italian bilateral visit to Denmark for eight years". The Copenhagen Post. October 13, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2010.