Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland is the independent sector research institute under the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy. GEUS is an advisory and survey institute in hydrogeology, geochemistry, glaciology, ore geology, marine geology, climatology, environmental history, air photo interpretation, geothermal energy fields concerning Denmark and Greenland. GEUS works in close corporation with Geologisk Institut and Geologisk Museum, both part of University of Copenhagen, it publishes a service paper called Greenland Hydrocarbon Exploration Information Service and a newsletter called Greenland Mineral Exploration Newsletter in co-operation with the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum, a secretariat for the Joint Committee on Mineral Resources under Greenland’s home rule. In 1888 Danmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse was founded. In 1946, Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse was created. On 14 June 1965, law no. 238 created GGU. On 23 December 1987, law no. 864 merged GGU into DGU, changing its name to DGGU.
On 14 June 1995, Law no. 408 disbanded law no. 238. On 20 December 1995, law no. 1076 concerning Danish sector research institutes created GEUS by merging DGU and GGU. Geography of Denmark Geography of Greenland Gemstone industry in Greenland Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, official website Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin
Ministry of Health (Denmark)
The Danish Ministry of Health is responsible for healthcare policy in Denmark. First created as an independent ministry in 1926, it has at various times been combined with the Ministry of the Interior as the Ministry of Interior and Health, most in 2010–2011, has had various names. From June 2015 to November 2016 its official name was the Ministry of the Aged; the current Minister of Health is Ellen Trane Nørby. The ministry oversees all aspects of healthcare in Denmark, including hospitals, medical treatments, patient rights, healthcare data collection and medical and research ethics; the ministry was first created in 1926, since has several times been merged with the Ministry of the Interior and re-established under various official names. In modern times it was first re-established in September 1987, with responsibilities drawn in part from other ministries, including oversight over foodstuffs, anti-narcotics and anti-alcohol efforts, education of medical personnel, health care in Greenland—some of these were reassigned—and was recombined with the Ministry of the Interior in November 2001.
In November 2007 it again became an independent ministry under the name Ministerium for Sundhed og Forebyggelse, taking on some responsibilities from the Family Ministry, dissolved. In 2010 the combined Ministry of Interior and Health was again reconstituted, but the following year the Ministry of the Interior was included in a new Ministry of the Economy and the Interior while the Ministry of Health once more became the Ministry for Health and Prevention. In June 2015 it was renamed the Ministry of Health and the Aged, acquired some responsibilities from the Social- og Indenrigsministeriet, the combination of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, created at the same time. In November 2016, under Lars Løkke Rasmussen's third government, it became a separate ministry once more. 1926–1929: Minister for Sundhedsvæsenet Viktor Rubow Venstre November 1947: Minister for Byggeri og Sundhedsvæsen Johannes Kjærbøl, Social Democrats 1987–1988: Sundhedsminister Agnete Laustsen, Conservative People's Party 1988–1989: Sundhedsminister Elsebeth Kock-Petersen, Venstre 1989–1993: Sundhedsminister Ester Larsen, Venstre 1993–1994: Sundhedsminister Torben Lund, Social Democrats 1994–1996: Sundhedsminister Yvonne Herløv Andersen, Centre Democrats 1996–1998: Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister, Birte Weiss, Social Democrats 1998–2000: Sundhedsminister Carsten Koch, Social Democrats 2000: Sundhedsminister Sonja Mikkelsen, Social Democrats 2000–2001: Sundhedsminister Arne Rolighed, Social Democrats 2001–2007: Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Venstre 2007–2010: Minister for sundhed og forebyggelse Jakob Axel Nielsen, Conservative People's Party 2010–2011: Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister Bertel Haarder, Venstre 2011–2014: Minister for sundhed og forebyggelse Astrid Krag Kristensen, Socialist People's Party 2014–2015: Minister for sundhed og forebyggelse Nick Hækkerup, Social Democrats 2015 – 2016: Sundheds- og ældreminister Sophie Løhde, Venstre 2016 – present: Sundhetsminister Ellen Trane Nørby, Venstre 1987 – 1995: Jørgen F. Varder 1995 – 2005: Ib Valsborg 2005 – 2008: Christian Schønau 2008 – 2011: Kristian Wendelboe 2011: Jesper Fisker 2011 – present: Per Okkels List of Danish government ministries Healthcare in Denmark Official website English website
Statens Serum Institut
Statens Serum Institut, or SSI for short, is a Danish sector research institute located on the island of Amager in Copenhagen. Its purpose is to combat and prevent infectious diseases, congenital disorders, threats from weapons of mass destruction. Founded in 1902 in the barracks of the Artillerivej road, it has now expanded to much more than its original size and is now one of Denmark’s largest research institutions in the health sector. 20% of sales are used on Research and Development and Danish and International funds contribute around 100 million DKK. Administratively, the State Serum Institute sorts under the Danish Ministry of Health and Prevention under minister of health; the president and CEO of the institute has since 1998 been Niels Strandberg Pedersen. The Department of Epidemiology plays a large role in the surveillance and tracking of infectious disease outbreaks in Denmark allowing for comprehensive monitoring of Danish public health. Apart from research into epidemiology and disease prevention, the institute develops and produces vaccines, is an integral part of the Danish ABC-preparedness operation.
The institute has produced the vaccines: BCG vaccine Danish Strain 1331 against tuberculosis, diTeBooster for revaccination, VeroPol, an inactivated poliomyelitis virus vaccine that produces antibodies after primary vaccination for poliovirus 1, 2, 3. Apart from work in Denmark, Statens Serum Institut is involved in health promotion and monitoring in Guinea-Bissau, as maintained by the Bandim Health Project. Doctors and pharmacists work at the National Serum Institute. A total of 385 people at SSI are engaged in research. SSI contributes each year over 10-15 PhDs. In 2009, the institute made 326 publications. 74 of these publications were related to topics of infectious disease. SSI has transferred its vaccine production business to AJ Vaccines. AJ Vaccines will continue to produce vaccines on SSI’s facility. SSI, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, will continue to be responsible for ensuring the supply of vaccines to the Danish vaccination programmes. Official website
Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark)
The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is the Danish ministry in charge of research and education above high school/upper secondary school. The ministry has been known as the "Ministry of Science and Higher Education", the "Ministry of Science and Innovation of Denmark", the "Science Ministry", the "Research Ministry", the "Ministry of Research and Technology", its primary purpose is to promote and coordinate the interaction between the industry and trade, centres of research and education and strengthen industry and research policies. Søren Pind was appointed Minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science 28 November 2016. Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Ministry of Environment (Denmark)
Ministry of the Environment of Denmark is the Danish ministry in charge of near all matters concerning Environmental issues in Denmark. The head office is in Copenhagen. Created in 1971 as the Ministry of Pollution Combating, it changed its name in 1973 to the current Ministry of the Environment. However, from 1994 to 2005 it was known as the Ministry of Environment and Energy, as the ministry was merged with the Ministry of Energy. In 2005, the energy sector was detached again and the ministry reverted to the old name. In a press release on 21 March 2007, the ministry announced that it would be hosting the COP-15 summit in 2009. COP 15 took place in Copenhagen from 7 December to 18 December 2009. Danmarks Miljøportal Geodatastyrelsen Naturstyrelsen. Miljøstyrelsen Natur- og Miljøklagenævnet Wind power in Denmark Minister for the Environment Ministry of the Environment
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
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and its overseas representations are in charge of the Kingdom of Denmark's foreign policy and relations. Among these tasks are policy towards the Arctic Council, European Union, Nordic Council, development aid, trade policy and legal affairs in relation to the outside world; the ministry services five distinct ministers: the Foreign Minister, the Minister for Nordic Cooperation, the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Minister for European Affairs and the Minister for Development Cooperation. The Ministry is led by the Head of four Directors; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs first became its own institution in 1770 as the Foreign Service Department and was renamed The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1848. Before the diplomatic tasks were handled by brief individual missions, but the increasing complexity of diplomatic affairs necessitated the creation of a larger organization; the Ministry employs thousands of people at home and abroad.
Its official role is to further Danish interests in a way that furthers the freedom and well-being of Danish citizens abroad, while working for peace and stability in the world. In practice, the organization helps Danish companies in their export markets and Danish citizens in emergency situations abroad through close cooperation between the headquarters on Asiatisk Plads in Copenhagen and the representations abroad. Accusations have surfaced that several high-profile Danish companies had been bribing various Iraqi government and United Nations officials in connection with the UN Oil-for-Food Programme. According to a UN investigation, more than 2200 companies were involved in the bribery, among these 22 Danish companies, 17 of which are being investigated since 2005 by the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime under the Ministry of Justice; some of these companies have since tried to pass on the blame to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, alleging that they were encouraged by government officials to participate in the widespread corruption.
The allegations have held sway in the media and among the liberal-conservative government's opposition in Parliament, who have criticized the Ministry's unwillingness to comment the case openly. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked together with the State Prosecutor to clarify any issues to absolve itself of blame. In 2007, after several classified documents were leaked to the press, the Ministry decided to release its answers to the questions posed by the State Prosecutor in an effort to protect its employees. Danish diplomatic missions UN City Official website The Ministry answers the Special Prosecutor regarding the Oil-For-Food Programme