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60 years with the Danish-German model for minority protection at the border

Minister for Foreign Affairs Martin Lidegaard participated in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Danish-German “constitution” for the protection of minority rights on both sides of the Danish-German border, namely the Bonn and Copenhagen declarations.

The celebration took place at the Schleswig-Holstein representation in Berlin. The German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Torsten Albig, both participated in celebrations as well.

You can read the Danish-German common declaration for the 60th anniversary here.

The Copenhagen and Bonn declarations were signed by the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, and the Danish Prime Minister, H.C. Hansen on the 29th of March 1955. More information on the declarations and the minority question can be found in the brochure from the General Consulate in Flensburg.

For further information contact:
Deputy Head of Department, Kim Vinthen: +45 3392 0462