Ministry of Finance (Denmark)
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Headquarters, Slotsholmsgade, Copenhagen
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The Ministry of Finance of Denmark (Danish Finansministeriet]] 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 Finance Minister of Denmark is Claus Hjort Frederiksen.
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 The latter was repealed on October 11, 1971, and the area was transferred to the newly created Budget Ministry, which from 1973 was again placed under the Ministry of Finance.
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