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EU Heads of mission lunch with Danish Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen (2.10.2015)

Published Saturday October 03 2015

On 2 October, EU ambassadors and their colleagues from candidate countries had the opportunity to discuss domestic and European financial issues with the Danish Finance Minister. The moment was well chosen in the sense that the government had just presented its draft budget for 2016 to parliament. Mr Hjort Frederiksen provided participants with the rationale underlying the coming year’s financial law, including with regard to priority shifts in comparison to the preceding government’s policies, shedding light on cuts and reallocation of funds. Discussions also focused on the effects of the migration crisis on the Danish economy and its welfare system. Finally the Minister presented governmental plans to reduce its development cooperation budget and to reschedule some elements of its climate policy.