The Conservative People’s party is the only Danish party sitting in the largest party group in the European Parliament. It’s named the European People’s Party and is known to be the christian democratic party. Because of EPP being the single largest party in the parliament, Denmark has a network to all major decisions in the EU through me.
As a Danish Conservative and member of the EPP I’m working for EU developing as a healthy and strong community among European nations, that inspire each other – and co-operates about the things that none of us can do on our own. Our key values are integrity, responsibility and due diligence. We value freedom and peace so each of us can live the life we want to – without harming others. We value the rule of law, the collaborative democracy and the involvement of citizens.
In the EPP we understand and respect that the world is full of complex relationships that require coherent decisions to deliver political results and make a better world for the next generation
My perspective is what is good for you and for Denmark – is also good for the EU and Europe.
You can read more about my work på clicking here on European Parliament webpage.
Born in 1968 on a farm as the oldest child in a family of entrepreneurs. I’m a native of Funen for many years and I’m now living at Christianshavn.
I have three grown up children and a grandchild. I’ve been through two divorces and two other relationships, which has taught me a lot about life and myself.
I’m an educated nurse, I have a master in medical science, a master in innovation and management (LAICS) and I’m a certified sexologist.
I was active in politics in the 90’s and was in the Amtsråd (regional political entity) on Funen and was running for parliament when destiny got in the way and gave me 15 years distanced from politics – 12 of those managing my own company.
Thus I have been an employee, mid-level manager, manager and CEO – employee representative, organizationally active, local politician, eager-to-be parliamentary politician until I was selected as the till this date most unknown leading candidate for the European Parliament.
It is critical that we have an entry to this group when important decisions are made in the European Parliament. The EPP-group is not only the largest, but also the most influential group.
Denmark must have a maximum amount of influence on the EU’s climate- and energy policies. That is our possibility to make the world greener. That is why I chose to sit in the Climate committee and the energy committee. We must fight the climate changes together by setting and keeping ambitious cimalte- and energy goals. Only then can we pass on a better earth to the next generation than the one we received. That is the core of the generation contract.
Denmark must actively influence the EU to bring ambitious and responsible climate-, environmental- and energy goals to reality. It must be done in a way that supports sustainable growth in Europe.
A climate friendly energyproduction – And great export opportunities
Instead of importing energy for billions of euros daily, we should redistribute our energy inside the energyunion of the EU and limit our dependence of the unstable suppliers like Russia and the Middle East.
Energypolitics is also a matter of security.
The road towards EU’s energy independence is paved with lots of green technologies, that danish and european companies develop in collaboration with scientists and innovators. The solutions will be used by the rest of the world and by actively using the trade deals of the EU, we can strengthen the european export of these green products. It is great for the economy, jobs and the competitiveness of the EU. The green transition is actually a great business opportunity. Especially for Denmark
In the European Parliament, I am among other things working for:
• Setting ambitious and binding climate goals in the EU with subobjectives for a manageable number of years so we can comply with the Paris agreement and be CO2 neutral by 2050
• Introduce aimed taxes at ex. Jetfuel so we create incentives to choose and develop a more environmentally friendly fuel.
• Introduce a climate labelling so consumers can see through the climate burden of different products and the best companies with the greenest solutions are highlighted for the consumers.
• Giving scientists and coorporations the optimum conditions and ressources for innovation and scientific research of new solutions.
• Remove trading- and market obstacles that are obstructing the greenest solutions without removing competitiveness and jobs.
• …. And a lot of other things, that will make the market forces fight the climate changes. They are the strongest engine of them all!
We need the EU to have control of the external borders. We must have control of the migration to Europe so we can make sure, that only those who are expected and welcome, can come in.
Migration is historically a known phenomenon, however illegal migration is threatening safety and stability in the EU. The mixture of illegal migrants and refugees, that have a need for protection, is pushing the most needy behind in the line.
Violent conflicts, climate change, hunger and overpopulation are making a lot of people seek towards Europe. That is why it is important, that the international coorporation regarding free trade and delevopment supports agencies that can lower the pressure of migration and secure sustainable growth in developing countries.
We can help the most possible refugees in the best way, if we are present in the neighbouring areas. Because of that, the EU must – in close collaboration with the UN – establish reception centers there. These centers will also help declining the illegal migrants trying to come to the EU as aylum seekers.
We need to strengthen and expand the border collaboration in Frontex. I want frontex to have 10.000 more people before 2022. The patrolling of the Mediterranean has got to be intensified and we need to stop the lifethreatening industry of human smuggling.
Clear guidelines for refugees coming to the EU – no mass migration
I want a to confront the current asylumsystem, where people from third-world countries are automatically given a right to stay in the EU as soon as they set foot on EU soil. It is not sustainable and short-sighted.
The people that are getting to stay in the EU must be chosen from the centers in the neighbouring areas. Where they come from and how many we receive will be determined by each EU country. That is how we create a good start as a good host, which for some will turn out to be a well-functioning citizenship in the receiving country. Asylum centers in the neighboring areas with orderly and efficient conditions will contribute to us helping in a fair and efficient way.
In the European Parliament I am working for:
• Strengthening the border collaboration in Frontex and the patrolling of the Mediterranean.
• Establishing asylum centers in the neighboring areas outside the EU.
• EU getting new policies regarding asylum that do not work as a magnet for the illegal migrants and human smuggling but instead prioritizes helping the most refugees in the neighbouring areas.
• That the trading- and developmental collaboration with third world countries supports growth and sustainable development.
Danish companies need a strong voice in the EU. They have mine! I chose to sit in the Industrial- and research committee, that are one of the most influential committees in the European Parliament and has great influence on terms and conditions for all companies in the EU. From the smallets SME (Small and medium sized enterprises) to the largest companies with tens of thousands of employees.
About half a million Danish jobs are dependent on the inner market of the EU. Denmark is profiting greatly from trading with the rest of Europe. Add that to the fact that more than 850.000 jobs are dependent on export to the global market – relying on the trading deals of the EU. Denmark is truthfully a small, but large export economy. The inner market must always be updated and developed. That is why I’m constantly working for identifying and removing trading barriers. Especially conditions of the SME’s must become more flexible and stimulate further growth. That is why I am active in different networks and organizations that work for the SME’s of the EU. You can read more about it here: http://www.smeeurope.eu/
I am a big fan of the free movement of labour in Europe. Danes must be able to work abroad and educate themselves in other European countries and Danish companies must be able to attract labour from other EU-nations. That is one of the things that makes the EU competitive and adaptive when facing changes and new opportunities in a world of global competition that is continously more unpredictable.
Growth through free global trade – and more free trade agreements
The EU is among the worlds three strongest economies and in order to stay in that category, Europe must be open to trading with the rest of the world. It is through agreements and strategic partners we secure growth in Denmark and in a strong and stable Europe. That serves the Danish economic interests. Throught the EU we can already negotiate about direct market access to 500 million Europeans and through the EU we have effective access to the global market. EU must protect the international ground rules for trading – including the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) – and work towards global respect for the fundamental principles of free trade. That provides predictability and fairness in the world economy.
In the European Parliament I am working for:
• Getting more free trade agreements with countries outside the EU – with clear content of environmental- and climate conditions so we support the green transition on a global scale. A transition that of course includes respect for the biodiversity.
• Easing administrative burdens for companies. For expample the GDPR, more digitalization, and easy and effective export guidance.
• Modernizing the inner market and making it more liberal in the service sector among other areas, where we do not fully utilize the potential, for example waste (circular economy) and digitalization.