Danish government agrees to new growth deal – The Post

Danish government agrees to new growth deal

16 specific initiatives geared to helping the rural areas

The business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen, was pleased with the deal (photo: Business and Growth Ministry)
February 10th, 2016 10:56 am| by Christian W

The government has teamed up with Dansk Folkeparti, Liberal Alliance and Konservative to ink a new agreement that aims to strengthen growth and development in Denmark.

The deal, which earmarks 150 million kroner per year from 2016-2019, involves 16 specific initiatives geared towards improving production, investment and living conditions across the nation.

“The agreement is another large step towards generating growth and development in Denmark,” said the business and growth minister, Troels Lund Poulsen.

“These 16 specific initiatives will help ensure good conditions for production and settlement in our rural districts. I’m pleased that the parties back up the government’s ambitions to spur growth outside the big cities.”

The 16 initiatives (here in Danish) include reducing ferry fares, a broadband slush fund, rural growth pilots and reduced energy fees for amusement parks.

The 16 initiatives:


  1. The reduction of ferry fares for passengers travelling to and from islands
  2. Broadband slush fund
  3. Reduced energy fees for amusement parks
  4. Business partnership for advanced production
  5. Goal-orientated business efforts in areas enduring significant decline
  6. Establishment of basic departments in business educations
  7. Accommodation as part of business internships
  8. Coverage of housing costs in connection with internships in nearby German regions
  9. Remote teaching at public schools, via Skype etc
  10. Rural district growth pilots
  11. Successful entrepreneurship via consultancy
  12. Private NemID for companies and businesses in NemKonto
  13. Nordic Public Centre for Wind Energy in Thy
  14. Goal-orientated PSO cuts
  15. Changing the Restaurants Act
  16. The impact of archaeological digs on new construction projects