Denmark has been an OSCE participating State since June 25, 1973, and is home to the headquarters of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. A constitutional monarchy situated at the very north of continental Europe, Denmark is a member of the EU, NATO and the Council of Europe. Its population of more than 5.5 million is made up of Danes, Swedes, Germans, native Inuit, Faroese Islanders, Turks, Iranians, and Somalis.
Denmark chaired the OSCE in 1997 and has periodically had its elections observed by the OSCE/ODIHR. The country has also hosted numerous OSCE and OSCE PA events that have been attended by Commissioners.
In recent years, the OSCE and Helsinki Commission focus on Denmark has reflected issues related to security, the economic downturn, and migration.
Staff Contact: Alex Tiersky, senior policy advisor