Abstract

The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is among the oldest ministries in Denmark. It can trace its history as an independent administrative unit back to 1770 when it was created by a separation from the so-called German chancellery.1 The new ministry was assigned the task of cultivating Denmark’s external relations, except those with Germany. It was a child of the Danish absolutist state. In 1995, the ministry celebrated its 225th anniversary.2 With such a long history, terms like ‘change’ and ‘adaptation’ are by no means foreign to the vocabulary of the ministry. Diplomats can claim that ‘we have tried it before’ or that change has been among the few constants in the long history of the ministry. However, this point of departure does not make it irrelevant to inquire into change and adaptation in the post-war period.

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Burner Europe Income Arena Defend 

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  • Knud Erik Jørgensen

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