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Denmark and the EU

Latest business news about Denmark and the European Union.

Aarhus and Pafos are 2017 European Capitals of Culture
The Danish and Cypriot cities of Aarhus and Pafos will hold the title of European Capital of Culture - one of the most popular EU projects for the year 2017.

Denmark: country overview
This thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a member of the EU; Danish legislation and regulations conform to EU standards on almost all issues. The most important sectors of Denmark's economy in 2015 were public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (23.1 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (18.8 %) and industry (18.7 %). Denmark's main export partners are Germany, Sweden and the US, while its main import partners are Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Energy efficiency - made in Denmark and exportable to the rest of the EU?
Denmark uses energy more efficiently than any other EU member-state. Successive governments have implemented ambitious and consistent policies on energy efficiency since the oil shocks of the 1970s. As a result, Denmark today only uses 60% of the energy per unit of GDP of the EU average.

Doing business in Denmark: Staff welfare
This guide summarizes the Danish legislation responsible for ensuring staff welfare.

Doing business in Denmark: Sustainability
Danish legislation requires companies to account for their social responsibility.

Doing business in Denmark: Environmental rules
This guide outlines the most important environmental legislation in Denmark.

Programme and priorities for the Danish Presidency
The programme for the Danish presidency was officially presented on 6 January at a press conference in Copenhagen. In the programme it will be possible to read more about the most important issues on the agenda during the next six months, including the four fundamental priorities for the Danish Presidency: A responsible Europe; A dynamic Europe; A green Europe; A safe Europe.

EU okays conditionally DFDS acquisition of Norfolk
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Norfolk, a ferry and cargo shipping provider in the North Sea, by DFDS of Denmark. The approval is conditional upon the conclusion by DFDS of a space charter agreement on routes between the UK and Denmark.

Denmark: Economy Overview
Denmark's thoroughly modern market economy features a high-tech agricultural sector, state-of-the-art industry with world-leading firms in pharmaceuticals, maritime shipping and renewable energy, and a high dependence on foreign trade.

Denmark Investment Climate 2009
Denmark is characterized by political, economic and regulatory stability. The macroeconomic environment is sound and the investment climate is favorable. Denmark is situated strategically, linking continental Europe with the Nordic and Baltic countries. The transport and communications infrastructure are efficient. Denmark is among the world's leaders in industries such as information technology, life sciences, energy technology, and shipping.

Representation of the European Commission in Denmark
Contacts of the European Commission representation in Denmark.

Access to finance
An overview of the finance programmes for small and medium businesses in Denmark.

Setting up a business in Denmark
The formation of companies in Denmark is governed by a number of laws, including the Companies Act, the Private Companies Act, the Act on Certain Commercial Undertakings, the Act on Commercial Foundations and the Act on Commercial Foundations. This is an overview of the process of starting a new business in Denmark.

Denmark and the euro
Denmark joined the European Union in 1973. It has negotiated an opt-out from the euro and is thus not obliged to introduce it.

Find an office in Denmark
Instant Offices Denmark

Denmark country profile
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, ruled today under the 1953 constitution. Denmark has been a member state of the European Union since 1973.

Invest in Denmark
Invest in Denmark - Ministry of Foreign Affairs site

Danish Exporters
Danish Exporters is Denmark's official export market place, published by the Danish Trade Council and Krak in co-operation with Confederation of Danish Industries and the Danish Chamber of Commerce - your key to Danish goods and services.

British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark
The Chamber of Commerce in Denmark is a forum for business networking for Danish and British business people.

Doing Business in Denmark (HLBI)
Guide from HLB International, which produces a series of international booklets on accounting, taxation and company law information.

Denmark International Taxation & Investment guide (Deloitte)
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Denmark Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, above, country links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.