Inspired by the Swedish Almedalen week, Folkemødet is a meeting of people and politicians, where Bornholm provides the venue for Danish politicians to debate current political issues. Each political party represented in the Danish Parliament has the opportunity to hold a major speech during the event.
Our member parties in Denmark, Venstre and Radikale Venstre, actively participated in the event.
In his speech on Friday 15 June, Danish Prime Minister and Venstre leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen paid special attention to the importance of good health policies: "Good health policy is about putting people and their health first."
Other members of the government also took part in the event, including Ministers Kristian Jensen, Inger Støjberg and Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, alongside other renowned Venstre members, such as former NATO Secretary General and ALDE Drafting Committee member Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Søren Pind or Morten Løkkegaard.
In his speech on Thursday 14 June, Radikale Venstre leader Morten Østergaard put forward proposals for a new direction for Denmark, particularly focusing on changes in migration and enviromental policies. "Let us put together a new course for Denmark. Forward!," he claimed.
Alongisde Østergaard, Radikale members Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Ida Auken and Martin Lidegaard further elaborated on the party's view on what should be a new direction for Denmark: "Denmark is divided. Our values are free falling. The time has come to try something new."
Danmark er splittet. Vores værdier er i frit fald. Tiden er kommet til at prøve noget nyt. @oestergaard , @sofiecn , @IdaAuken og @martinlidegaard giver deres bud på en ny retning for Danmark.#fmdk #dkpol #fmdk18 pic.twitter.com/5PFVtkKzhY— Radikale Venstre (@radikale) June 15, 2018
Søde dejlige og megakloge Annette Heick kommer og diskuterer, hvad der er #DANSK med mig. Kig forbi til en snak og en grøn drink i det @radikale telt på #fmdk kl. 17.15 i dag fredag #dkpol pic.twitter.com/KYMIEeaaM7— Ida Auken (@IdaAuken) June 15, 2018