2011 in Denmark

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Events from the year 2011 in Denmark.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 10 January – Denmark and Serbia signs a defense agreement.[1]
  • 13 January – Lene Espersen, party leader of the Danish Conservative Party, announces her resignation from the post after a period of intense criticism in the media and from fellow party members.[2]
  • 14 January – Lars Barfoed is elected as new political leader of the Conservative party.[3]
  • 19 January – Denmark starts the trial against the Somali man who attacked Kurt Westergaard.[4][5]

February[edit]

  • 24 February – A Danish family is kidnapped from their private yacht off the coast of Somalia by Somali pirates.[6]

March[edit]

  • 13 March – By unanimous vote, Denmark's Parliament authorized direct military action by its air force to help enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973, marking the only time so far in the state's history that military commitment was supported by full parliamentary unity.[7] The Royal Danish Air Force is participating with six F-16AM fighters, one C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport plane and the corresponding ground crews. Only four F-16s will be used for offensive operations, while the remaining two will act as reserves.[8] The first airstrikes from Danish aircraft were carried out on 23 March with four aircraft making twelve sorties as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn.[9] The Guardian reported in May 2011, that Danish F-16 fighters killed Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi.[10]

April–June[edit]

Copenhagen Suborbitals' rocket launch on 3 June

July–September[edit]

Presentation of the new government on 3 October

October–December[edit]

Culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Film[edit]

Gastronomy[edit]

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Television[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Handball[edit]

Other[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbia-Denmark military cooperation plan". B 92. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lene Espersen: Jeg træder tilbage" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lars Barfoed enstemmigt valgt til ny konservativ leder" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Al Jazeera (19 January 2011). "Denmark starts cartoon attack trial". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Denmark tries Somali accused of cartoonist attack". Reuters. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Danish family's yacht hijacked off Somali coast". London: The Telegraph. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Staff writer (19 March 2011). "Enigt Folketing stemmer for krig i Libyen" (in Danish). Dagbladet Børsen. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Denmark to send squadron on Libya op" (in Danish). Politiken.dk. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Danish F-16s drop their first bombs on Libya". Flightglobal.com. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Danish jets kill Gaddafi's son: report". Copenhagen Post. 2 May 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Royal twin baptism in Denmark". Visit Denmark. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "3XN's Bella Sky Hotel Opens Today as the New Nordic Home". Bustler. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Inauguration of Your Rainbow Panorama on top of ARoS". Visit Denmark. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "12 years to Doukaev for terrorism attempt". Jyllands-Posten. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Raketbyggere jubler over succes" (in Danish). Berlingske. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Denmark recognises rebel Libyan government". Copenhagen Post. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Fire at KB-Hallen". Politiken. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Denmark's first woman PM appointed". Politiken. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "2011 Award Winners Announced". Civic Trust Awards. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "EU winners 2011". Royal Institute of British Architects. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "Bier wins Oscar for Hævnen". Politiken. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "'Tree of Life' takes top honour at Cannes film festival". yahoo.news. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "The 24th European Film Awards: Winners". European Film Academy. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  24. ^ "Danskerne vil rigtig gerne se danske film". Politiken. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  25. ^ Vines, Richard (26 January 2011). "Danish Chef Rasmus Wins Bocuse D'or Food Contest". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  26. ^ Sedghi, Ami (19 April 2011). "World's top 50 best restaurants: see the full list". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  27. ^ "Alex Rasmussen Wins 27th Philadelphia International Cycling Championship". OpenCalais. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  28. ^ "Thomas Bjorn wins Johnnie Walker event as Mark Foster slips up". London: The Guardian. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 

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