19 Nov, 2019

Venstre meets for autumn Congress

From 16 to 17 November, ALDE member Venstre in Denmark gathered for a party congress to discuss issues ranging from climate and financial policy to social equality and the job market.

Elected to lead the party in September, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen delivered a speech that tackled several topics and highlighted the key role Venstre plays in Danish politics.

“Everyone in Denmark needs to know what they get with Venstre. We don’t compromise on Danish values,” Ellemann-Jensen underlined.

“We unequivocally support European cooperation. For our interests, it’s best when the Danish voice gets heard. We stand firmly by the freedom of belief and the Danish values. We want a strong welfare society with the freedom of choice. This is what you get with Venstre.”

Ellemann-Jensen also expressed his concern over not repeating past mistakes when it comes to integration as well as voiced his ambition for Denmark to lead the way in the green transition globally, among others.

During the congress, the party also gave special thanks to its previous leader and former Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen and awarded Ulla Tørnæs with the party’s Freedom Prize for her longstanding work for the benefit of girls and women around the world.

Read party leader Jakob Ellemann-Jensen’s congress speech in full here (in Danish).




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