2013 The opening of the Danish Parliament

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, a divine service and an opening address are all on the agenda when the Members of the Danish Parliament begin a new sessional year on Tuesday 1 October 2013.
The new sessional year of the Danish Parliament begins on Tuesday 1 October 2013. The event begins at 10.00 with a divine service for Members at Christiansborg Palace Chapel.
Queen Margrethe and other members of the royal family will arrive at Christiansborg at 11.45 and be received by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, at the end of the red carpet on the grand stairs in the Rigsdag Courtyard.
Bertel Haarder is the veteran Member.

The first sitting of the Danish Parliament begins at precisely 12.00 and is chaired by the longest-serving Member. This is Bertel Haarder (Liberal Party), who has been a Member of Parliament for more than 33 years.
The first item of the agenda is the election of a chairperson. This is usually a tranquil event with a unanimous Parliament nominating the same person. Parliament also elects four Deputy Speakers from among the parties with most seats. Together, the Speaker and the four Deputy Speakers constitute the Presidium of the Danish Parliament.

Opening address: the Government’s opinion of the state of affairs in Denmark.

When the Chairperson has been elected, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has been takken the floor and hold her opening address in which, as the head of the Government, she gives an account of the state of affairs in the Realm and the world outside.

The legal basis for the opening speech is contained in Section 38 (1) of the Danish Constitutional Act, which states that the Prime Minister must provide an account of the general status of the Realm and of the measures the Government intends to take. This oral account is what is popularly known as the Prime Minister’s opening address.
But the address also includes a review of the Bills that the Government has had introducing during the new session.

Nr: 40 Margrethe Vestager Minister for Economics and the Interior said:We want to create sustained economic and to solve the employment problem.

Nr: 1301 Annette Vilhelmsen Minister for Social Affairs, Children and Integration said: It`s important to enhance social stability and guarantee social welfare.

Nr: 0240 Villy Søvndal Minister for Foreign Affairs said:. Danish Government pursues a devoted and active diplomacy security policy and decides to develop a new way on the basis of political balance.

Nr: 1227 Christine Antorini Minister for Education said: We shall ensure and firm our target, and the education for children and the young shall be the best in Danish history.

Nr: 0200 Nicolai Wammen Minister of Defence said:Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (S) has been speeched this that is very good.

Nr: 0158 Christian Friis Bach Minister for Development Cooperation said:It must be social stability and unity. Strength and we shoud be continueing support the poor countries.

Nr: 1163 Lars Løkke Rasmussen Danish Chairman of Venstre said: It is important for Danish companies to talk about economic growth.

Nr: 1152 Kristian Thulesen Dahl for Danish Chairman of Dansk Folkepartis said:Strengthen cooperation with various political parties.

(Text: The Danish Parliament /Ali Hanssen, Photo: Zhong Min Peng)