Rasmus Helveg Petersen
Rasmus Helveg Petersen is a Danish politician, the Minister of Climate and Energy from 3 February 2014 to 28 June 2015. He is member of the Danish Social Liberal Party and the brother of Morten Helveg Petersen, who serves as a member of the European Parliament for the same party
Lars Christian Lilleholt
Lars Christian Lilleholt is a Danish politician representing the liberal party Venstre. Lilleholt was appointed Minister of Energy and Climate on June 28, 2015 in the center-right Lars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet, he continues in the same position in the Lars Løkke Rasmussen III Cabinet. He served as temporary Member of Parliament 14 January – 31 January 1997 and 18 January – 10 February 2000, he was elected to Parliament on 20 November 2001 and returned in 2005. Lilleholt is Venstre's spokesman on energy and relations with Greenland, he has been a member of Odense City Council since 1994. Lilleholt is a journalist by profession. Former places of employment include Vejle Amts Folkeblad 1990-91 and 1993–94, Fyns Amts Avis 1994-95, the Danish District Heating Association since 1995, his political career started as member of Venstres Ungdom's National Committee 1983-88, from 1985-88 serving as Deputy Chairman. He was a member of the Board of Venstre 1985-89. Lilleholt has been Venstre's candidate for Parliament in the Odense West constituency since 1993, for both Odense West and South constituencies since 1995.
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Danish Ministry of Transport
The Danish Ministry of Transport is the Danish ministry in charge of coordinating and realizing the transport politics of Denmark. The Ministry is headed by a Permanent Secretary; the Ministry of Transport employs 140 staff. The daily administration and handling of tasks and assignments on transport are carried out by a number of institutions, executive agencies, corporations and boards. Counting every institution and every corporation the Ministry employs around 40.000 people The Ministry of Transport was founded in 1892 under the name Ministry for Public Works. In 1987 it changed name to Ministry of Traffic, though known as Ministry of Traffic and Communication during 1988 to 1989. In 2005 the energy sector was detached from Ministry of the Environment and attached to the Ministry of Traffic. In turn, the name was changed to Ministry of Energy. Wind power in Denmark Official ministry website
Venstre, full name Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti, is a conservative-liberal, agrarian political party in Denmark. Founded as part of a peasants' movement against the landed aristocracy, today it espouses an economically liberal pro-free market ideology. Venstre is the major party of the centre-right in Denmark, the third largest party in the country; the party has produced many Prime Ministers. Denmark's current government is a minority government consisting of Venstre, the Liberal Alliance, the Conservative People's Party, with external support from the Danish People's Party. In the 2015 parliamentary elections, Venstre received 19.5% of the vote, 34 out of 179 seats. It is led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who took over as party leader and Prime Minister from Anders Fogh Rasmussen when the latter became Secretary General of NATO in 2009; the party is a member of Liberal International and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. One of Denmark's thirteen MEPs are from Venstre in the 2014-19 term of office, they sit with the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.
Venstre is categorised as centre-right on the political spectrum. It is a market liberal party within the Nordic agrarian tradition, today is notably more pro-free market than its sister parties; some describe it as classical liberal, since its leader from 1998 to 2009, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, is known for his authorship of the book From Social State to Minimal State. His book advocated an extensive reform of the Danish welfare state along classical liberal lines, including lower taxes and less government interference in corporate and individual matters. Since the elections in 2001, Venstre has enacted a so-called "tax stop" in order to halt the growth in taxes seen during the previous eight years under the Social Democrats; this tax stop has been under heavy fire from the parties on the left wing of Danish politics for being "asocial" and "only for the rich." Venstre, or "the Left" in English, was founded in 1870 under the name Det Forenede Venstre. It was formed through the merger of three parliamentary factions, all of whom had identified as leftist in the context of the time.
From 1895 to 1910 it was known as Venstrereformpartiet, after that as Venstre. Venstre was traditionally a party advocating free trade and farmers' interests as opposed to the interests of the aristocracy which were the platform of the conservative party, Højre; this traditional landed basis resulted in a relative decline in influence due to the accelerating urbanisation of Danish society. Starting in the 1880s, the party began expanding into urban regions as well. By the 1910s, the splitting off of the Social Liberals and the appearance of the Social Democrats had pushed Venstre toward the centre, it relied on its former conservative adversaries for parliamentary support. After the 1960s these developments reoriented Venstre from a classical liberal party to conservative liberalism. During the leadership of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the party turned further to the right. 1901–1909 1910–1913 1920–1924 1926–1929 1945–1947 1950–53 with the Conservative People's Party 1968–71 with the Conservative People's Party and the Danish Social Liberal Party 1973–75 1978–79 with the Social Democratic Party 1982–88 with the Conservative People's Party, Centre Democrats, the Christian People's Party 1988–90 with the Conservative People's Party and Social Liberal Party 1990–93 with the Conservative People's Party 2001–11 with the Conservative People's Party 2015–16 2016– with the Liberal Alliance and the Conservative People's Party Johan Henrik Deuntzer Jens Christian Christensen Niels Neergaard Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg Klaus Berntsen Niels Neergaard Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Knud Kristensen Erik Eriksen Poul Hartling Anders Fogh Rasmussen Lars Løkke Rasmussen The fact that the major centre-right political party in a country calls itself'Left' is confusing to foreign observers.
The name has, its historical explanation. At the time of its foundation, Venstre affirmed then-progressive ideas in the Danish parliament, their opponents, Højre, the forerunner of the present-day Conservative People's Party, advocated for established interests the Church of Denmark and the landed gentry. In current Danish politics there is a clear distinction between the concepts of Venstre and venstrefløj; the use of the word for "left" in the name of the Danish political party Radikale Venstre and the Norwegian party Venstre is meant to refer to liberalism and not socialism. Members of the party are referred to as venstremænd and venstrekvinder "Venstre men" and "Venstre women". Venstres Ungdom Liberal Students of Denmark Liberalism Contributions to liberal theory Liberalism worldwide List of liberal parties Liberal democracy Liberalism and radicalism in Denmark Nordic agrarian parties Tom Matz, Venstre ved du hvor du har. ForlagsKompagniet: Nørhaven Book. Venstre official site Denmark's Li
Martin Lidegaard is a Danish politician, Denmark's Foreign Minister from 2014 to 2015, having been the Minister of Climate and Building from 2011 to 2014. He is a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party. European Council on Foreign Relations, Member of the Council
Thorning-Schmidt I Cabinet
The cabinet of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the cabinet government of Denmark from 3 October 2011 to 3 February 2014. It was a coalition between the Social Democrats, the Danish Social Liberal Party and the Socialist People's Party. On 9 August 2013, Helle Thorning-Schmidt made a cabinet reshuffle and on 12 December 2013, she made a second cabinet reshuffle; the cabinet resigned on 3 February 2014, following the Socialist People's Party left the government on 30 January 2014. It was succeeded by the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt II Because of the government's minority status and its dependency on the support of the opposition, the government had to jettison many of the policies that it had given during the election campaign. Although critics have accused the government of breaking its promises, other studies argue that it has accomplished half of its stated goals, blaming instead poor public relations strategies for its negative public image. At the parliamentary election on 15 September 2011, the governing Liberal Party remained the single largest party with the addition of one seat while the Social Democrats lost a seat.
However, a three-party coalition of opposition parties together with the supporting Red-Green Alliance won a larger share of seats than the incumbent Liberal-Conservative government and their supporting parties the Liberal Alliance and Danish People's Party. Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen tendered the cabinet's resignation to Queen Margrethe II on 16 September, following which she met with the leaders of all parties, she tasked Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt with negotiating the formation of a new government. Rasmussen's cabinet remained in office as a caretaker government until 3 October, when Thorning-Schmidt's cabinet was sworn in making her the first female Prime Minister; the Social Liberal Party and the Socialist People's Party became part of the three-party government. It was the first time the Socialist People's Party joined a government since its foundation in 1959. On 30 January 2014 Annette Vilhelmsen, the leader of Socialist People's Party announced that the party would be leaving government, the result of extended turmoil over the proposed sale of DONG Energy shares to Goldman Sachs.
The Social Democrats had ten ministers including the Prime Minister. The smaller Social Liberal Party and Socialist People's Party each had six ministers
Ministry of Defence (Denmark)
The Danish Ministry of Defence is a ministry in the Danish government. It is charged with overall planning and strategic guidance of the entire area of responsibility of the Danish Defence minister, including the armed forces and the emergency management sector, it is the secretariat of the Danish Defence Minister. It is the administrator of the easternmost land in Denmark, the small archipelago, whose administrator is employed by the ministry; the Ministry of Defence was established following the Danish defence law of May 27, 1950, about the central structure of the military of Denmark. This combined the two previous ministries; the Minister of Defence had been created in 1905 as the head of both ministries, though still with branch chiefs as administrators. This new Ministry can though trace its history back to 1660, when King Frederick III established a War collegium for the Army to in both war- and peacetime to administer the Army. A similar command had been created for the Navy, the Admiralty of 1655.
The War collegium changed name to Krigskancelliet in 1679 and to Generalitets- og Kommisariatskollegiet. The day after the de facto end to absolute monarchy in Denmark, March 21, 1848, Anton Frederik Tscherning became the first War minister of Denmark, with the Generalitets- og Kommisariatskollegiet changing name into the Ministry of War on March 25, 1848. Adam Wilhelm Moltke became the first Marine minister, while the Admiralty changed into the Marine ministry on April 21, 1848. Defence Command Royal Danish Defence College Danish Armed Forces Health Services Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization Danish Defence Personnel Organisation Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation Home Guard Command Defence Intelligence Service Judge Advocate Corps Defence Financial Management Agency Emergency Management Agency Administration of Conscientious Objector List of Danish government ministries