Elections in Denmark: which issues are at stake?

Kursnummer: 16119

Europe 2019: Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 15: Elections in Denmark: which issues are at stake?

When:  Wednesday 29 May, from 9:15 to 12:15
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration deadline:  28 May 2019

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Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.


On 5 June Social Democrats are expected to win the elections in Denmark. Their popularity has increased since the party leader, Mette Frederiksen, reshaped the party, and “dragged to the left economically – and sharply to the right on immigration”, according to The Guardian. What do Social Democrats propose?

Observers claim that most mainstream parties have adopted the immigration policies proposed the far-right Danish People`s Party, including the so-called ghetto laws. Prof. Per Mourtisen stated that most parties fight over the radical voters. Denmark has the harshest immigration and citizenship laws in Europe. Polls suggest that Danish People’s Party may lose votes, while a new, even harsher anti-immigration party, Stram Kurs, has emerged.

What are the main issues that Danish voters care about?

Has the Danish immigration policy been successful?

Jens Ringberg, a prominent journalist and political analyst from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation will explore political issues that matter to the voters. Ringberg has been covering internal politics in Borgen (location of the parliament) for two decades.

The second speaker, an immigration expert, will soon be announced.



Jens Ringberg, journalist, political analyst, host, Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

Second speaker, to focus on immigration, to be confirmed.



Presentations, Q&A, dialogue

Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.

Number of participants: Maximum 15


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Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

29.05.201909:15 - 12:15
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Jens Ringberg
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien