Denmark

Analysis of the Danish Municipal ElectionsHuge windfall for the left in Denmark as the Red-Green Alliance picks up a quarter of the vote in Copenhagen. In the remainder of the country, the municipal elections show small gains for the left, while the ruling Social Democratic Party sustains heavy losses in the four biggest cities. A struggle for the far-right vote between the Danish People’s Party and the newer New Right party leaves the former with heavier losses than the gains of the latter. Overall, the Conservative People’s Party pulls the longest straw and comes out of the...
read more "Red Copenhagen"
Interview with Eva Milsted Enoksen, Copenhagen by Andreas ThomsenAndreas Thomsen: The red- green Alliance achieved a very good result in Copenhagen with 24.6 per cent and 1st place. Can you briefly describe the political situation? What were the reasons for this success from your point of view? Eva Milsted Enoksen: The Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten, EL) had the best election in our 32-year long history. With 24,6 % of the votes we are now by far the largest party in Copenhagen, the second largest being the Social...
read more "Danish municipal elections: Red-Green Alliance strongest party in Copenhagen"

Don’t Panic

Duroyan Fertl
Analysis and Strategy on Right-Wing PopulismThe book is available for download here! Over the past decade, many countries have seen the rise and consolidation of support for right-wing populist movements and parties. This development is being increasingly reflected in parliaments and governments alike and now poses a serious challenge, both to parties of the left and to the values at the heart of liberal democracy. For the past two years, the Copenhagen-based Democracy in Europe Organisation (DEO) has teamed up with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office (RLS) on a ...
read more "Don’t Panic"
The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a global economic recession whose consequences will continue to be felt for years to come, but what comes next? Will we see greater monopolisation and concentration of market power? What, if anything, have we learned since the last financial crisis in 2009? Can the left take advantage of the crisis to win popular support for a new course, for a more social and sustainable alternative? On 10 June, the Copenhagen-based Democracy in Europe Organisation (DEO) partnered with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office to...
read more "Epidemic Economy: A Left Perspective"
On 27 May, the Copenhagen-based Democracy in Europe Organisation (DEO), together with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office, hosted a debate with Pelle Dragsted, former MP for Danish left-wing party Enhedslisten and author of the new book Nordisk socialisme: På vej mod en demokratisk økonomi (‘Nordic Socialism: Towards an economic democracy’). The past year-and-a-half has been extraordinary. The global coronavirus pandemic has caused millions of deaths and triggered an economic crisis on a scale not seen in generations.  ...
read more "Nordic Socialism During and After the COVID-19 Crisis"
For the coming weeks, RLS Brussels Office will publish clips from colleagues, comrades, and friends from Europe and beyond giving personal impressions of the crisis, the measures, living and coping. Second video from Eva Milsted Enoksen after Denmark lifted some of its lockdown restrictions.

The Ghost of the Danish People’s Party

Reinout Bosch & Christian Gorm Hansen, Institute for Marxist Analysis, Copenhagen
For decades, Denmark has been widely known for being among the first movers in harsh anti-immigrant policies. With the ever more influential Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti, DF) as a front-runner, the country has seen itself accepting radical anti-immigrant laws testing the outer bounds of international conventions. This year's national election, however, marked a turning point as the party suffered its first and severe parliamentary setback. The question remains whether this indicates an end to right-wing populism in Denmark. This article ...
read more "The Ghost of the Danish People’s Party"
Malmö 13-15 November 2019By Ada Regelmann, with additional materials by Staffan Dahllöf and Michael Lauritsen The Brussels Office of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung partnered with the Democracy in Europe Organisation (DEO) from Copenhagen to host a workshop to better understand and compare the causes of the rise of the far right across countries and to discuss strategies on how the left should respond. The workshop gave participants the opportunity to exchange viewpoints on analysis and strategy, learn from each other and connect. ...
read more "Impact workshop: The rise of the far right and how to confront it"
“How to crush fascism and neoliberalism in one blow” – Panel debate in MalmöThe Brussels Office of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung partnered with the Democracy in Europe Organisation (DEO) from Copenhagen and Vänsterpartiet Malmö to host a live-audience debate to discuss left party strategies in the fight against the far-right and capitalism in Sweden, Denmark and Germany. “When you destroy a functioning state, that’s a recipe for fascism.” Listen to our keynote speaker Kajsa Ekis Ekman dissect the effects of neoliberal policies and capitalism’s unholy ...
read more "Podcast: Time to get serious"