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|Founded||10 March 2010|
|Ideology||Green politics, animal rights/animal welfare, social welfare, regionalism|
|European Parliament group||None|
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|Politics of Denmark
Fokus is a political party in Denmark. The party was founded in 2010, originally as a splinter group of the Danish People’s Party (DF), but the politics of Fokus differ from that of DF on a number of issues. For example, while DF supports Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Fokus has voiced support for Helle Thorning-Schmidt of the Social Democrats.
The party had one member of the Danish parliament Folketinget from 2010 to November 2011. It did not qualify to run in the 2011 elections. The party formerly had two members of local city councils, one in Viborg and one in Lejre. The leader of the party is the former MP Christian Hansen.
The main issues of Fokus are environmental and energy policy and animal welfare. Fokus brands itself as “the greenest party of Denmark”. Another important issue is social welfare, and the party persistently emphasizes the need for more balance everywhere in society, not least between the bigger cities and smaller communities in the countryside, an issue which has become increasingly debated in Denmark since 2010, especially with respect to health policy. Although taking a regionalist stance on many issues, Fokus wants to close down the so-called regions (administrative entities on the level between state and municipalities) and let the state take over responsibility for hospitals, which are currently run by these regions.
The slogan of Fokus is (in Danish) Frihed Omsorg Kommunikation Udholdenhed Samarbejde (Freedom Care Communication Persistence Co-operation).