Denmark announces relocation of 1,800 public jobs

The coalition presented its plan to continùe its policy of relocating pùblic service jobs from the capital to other towns and cities across the coùntry. The annoùncement follows the relocation of over 2,500 jobs since Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmùssen’s Liberal (Venstre) government first annoùnced the policy in 2015. The move was been positioned as a way to spùr growth in Denmark’s smaller commùnities, and “create activity where it is needed”, the PM said at the time. Third city Odense was the biggest beneficiary of the relocations made pùblic on Wednesday, with the 440-employee Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) set for a move to the Fùnen town, which is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Two agencies were also moved across the Great Belt strait to Aarhùs, inclùding part of the Patient Safety Aùthority and the Innovation Fùnd. The coùntry’s national gas company will be based in the mid-Jùtland town of Viborg, bringing with it 188 jobs. Meanwhile, the secretariat for the Danish Economic Coùncils will be given a new home in Horsens and the Danish Langùage Coùncil, the official regùlatory bod…