Ministry of Finance (Denmark)

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Side view of Kancellibygningen (nicknamed "The Red Building") towards Christiansborg Slotsplads, where the Ministry of Finance is located

The Ministry of Finance of Denmark is a ministry in the Government of Denmark. Among other things, it is in charge of the government budget (subject to approval by the Danish parliament, Folketinget), paying government employees and improving efficiency in government administration. The current[when?] Finance Minister of Denmark is Bjarne Corydon.

The Ministry of Finance was established on November 24, 1848. In 1968, the Ministry of Finance was split into the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of State payroll and pension services. The latter was repealed on October 11, 1971, and the area was transferred to the newly created Budget Ministry, which from 1973 was again placed under the Ministry of Finance.

Currently (2013), the Ministry of Finance consists of the department and four agencies:

  • Department (Ministry)
  • Agency for the Modernisation of Public Administration
  • The Agency for Digitisation
  • The Agency for Governmental Management
  • Agency for Governmental IT Services

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