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 Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anders Fogh Rasmussen [⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs fo ˈʀɑsmusn̩], also: [⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs ˈfoːˀ, ⁽ˈ⁾ɑnɐs ˈfɔʊ̯ˀ] (born January 26, 1953) is the current Prime Minister of Denmark (in Danish Statsminister, meaning State Minister).
Rasmussen was born in 1953 in Ginnerup, Jutland and has been active in politics most of his life.
Rasmussen disagreed with the findings of the commission, but faced with the threat of a no-confidence motion, he decided to leave his posts voluntarily.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anders_Fogh_Rasmussen   (2218 words)

 Commencement Speaker -- Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Denmark.
Rasmussen also was elected to the strategically vital position of Chairman of the European Union Council, a position he held during 2002.
Rasmussen is married to Anne-Mette Rasmussen and they have three children, one of whom we are proud to claim as one of our own.
www.hsc.edu /commencement/rasmussen.html   (220 words)

 SPIEGEL Interview with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen: "A Scene in the Wrong Movie" - International - ...
Danish Minister President Anders Fogh Rasmussen, 53, discusses the caricatures of Mohammed, the disproportionate reaction of Muslims and the threat of a clash of civilizations.
Fogh Rasmussen: EU Commissioner Peter Mandelson made it abundantly clear that a boycott of one member-state is a boycott of the entire EU.
Fogh Rasmussen: It is a paradox: we were one of the first countries to start such a partnership program and we are among the largest net contributors to, for example, the Palestinians.
www.spiegel.de /international/spiegel/0,1518,400526,00.html   (2022 words)

 CNN.com - New era dawns for Denmark - November 22, 2001
Fogh Rasmussen, a former tax and economics minister, has moved his former hard-line rightist party towards the centre and said he would seek "a broad cooperation" in parliament.
Fogh Rasmussen told a TV interviewer of his plans for the first 100 days of office: "We want to reform hospitals, ensure better care of the elderly, increase maternity leave to one year...
The defeat was a major rebuff to Nyrup Rasmussen, 58, who called the snap election in a gamble that voters would unite behind his nine-year leadership after the September 11 attacks on the United States.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/11/22/denmark.pm/index.html   (629 words)

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends handling of prophet cartoon crisis - Pravda.Ru
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday said Danish authorities have taken "all the necessary steps" to protect the cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings and defended his government's response to the crisis.
Fogh Rasmussen said he regrets that Muslims worldwide have been offended by the 12 drawings published in Danish paper Jyllands-Posten in September, but insisted his government cannot be held responsible for the actions of independent media.
Fogh Rasmussen, who leads Denmark 's center-right coalition government, stood by his decision not to meet with 11 ambassadors from Muslim countries who wanted to discuss the dispute in October.
english.pravda.ru /news/world/21-02-2006/76288-0   (771 words)

 Poul Nyrup Rasmussen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen [⁽ˈ⁾pʰʌʊ̯l ny(ː)ɔb̥ ˈʁɑsmusn̩], informal: [⁽ˈ⁾pʰʌʊ̯l nyːˀɔb̥] (born June 15, 1943 in Esbjerg) was the Prime Minister of Denmark from January 25, 1993 to November 27, 2001, and is currently a Member of the European Parliament and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
The loss of power in the 2001 election to Anders Fogh Rasmussen's Venstre party was the first time since 1920 that his party had lost its position as the largest party in the Folketing (parliament).
Rasmussen currently sits as an MEP after winning a record number of 407,966 votes for an individual (from Denmark) in the European Parliamentary elections in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poul_Nyrup_Rasmussen   (405 words)

 NATO :: Press ja info :: Nädal välismeedias :: Nädal välismeedias: 24. - 30. juuni
Danish PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen issued a stern warning to EU countries against delaying their decision on enlargement, currently set for December, saying it could stall Eastern European candidates' entry for years.
Fogh Rasmussen kutsus ELi liikmesriike üles pidama kinni lubadustest tuua endised postkommunistlikud riigid uniooni, nõudes liitumiskulude arvestamise lõpetamist.
Taanlastele on ELi laienemine peaaegu kinnisidee: "Meie prioriteedid on laienemine, laienemine ja laienemine," naljatleb Taani peaminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
www.vm.ee /est/nato/kat_39/2547.html   (8260 words)

 Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Visited California and Washington State on June 11 - 13. - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Visited California and Washington State on June 11 - 13.
Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, participates in the opening of eight new Vestas wind turbines in Montezuma Hills, California.
The question of renewable energy and energy efficiency has been high on Fogh Rasmussens agenda, and during the trip he visited a wind turbine park with turbines produced by the Danish company Vestas.
www.ambwashington.um.dk /en/menu/TheEmbassy/News/PrimeMinisterOfDenmarkMrAndersFoghRasmussenVisitedCaliforniaAndWashingtonStateOnJune1113.htm   (304 words)

 The Anders Fogh Rasmussen Government
Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Liberal), born 26 January 1953, joined The Liberal Party’s youth branch already during upper secondary school and founded the Federation of Liberal Youth as a counterbalance to the leftwing trend after 1968.
While Fogh Rasmussen was the ideological thinker, Hjort Frederiksen became the whip who revitalised the party organisation, which is now the largest in Denmark.
Løkke Rasmussen is one of the chief architects behind The Liberal Party’s plan to give the citizens greater choice with regard to, for instance, hospital treatment and care for the elderly and as Minister, he has the task of reforming the health service.
www.um.dk /Publikationer/UM/English/FactsheetDenmark/TheAndersFoghRasmussenGovernment/html/chapter01.htm   (2881 words)

 The Epoch Times | Turkish Mayors May Face Jail for Letter to Danish PM
Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen arrives at a European Union summit 15 June 2006, in Brussels.
In the letter sent to Rasmussen last December, the mayors of some of the largest cities in the southeast urged him to resist any pressure from Ankara to close down Roj TV, which they said was necessary for democracy in Turkey.
Rasmussen said excluding the correspondent would have violated the EU's principles of freedom of expression.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/6-6-15/42802.html   (494 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN, DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER: Obviously, we pay a lot of attention to the security situation and the safety of Danish citizens and we are monitoring the situation closely.
RASMUSSEN: As I said before, neither the government, nor the Danish people, can be held responsible for what is published in a free and independent newspaper.
RASMUSSEN: Well, the ambassadors had a meeting with the foreign minister, which is the normal way of doing this.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0602/12/le.01.html   (11449 words)

 Fogh to Receive Special Treatment from Bush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the first Danish Prime Minister to visit the American President's Country Residence.
When Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen arrives by helicopter at 8:30 am, at the grandiose impressive country residence he will only be the 6th head of government to be offered coffee and an informal chat in 5 years.
The only time Bush and Fogh will be alone is when they will take a cycle ride into the mountains.
www.usembassy.dk /Ambassador/Articles/2006/June/CampDavid.htm   (542 words)

 Leader of Denmark Meets Bush at Camp David, Leader of Close Ally Denmark, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Meets ...
Fogh Rasmussen recently visited Baghdad to meet with the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, who told him that he is optimistic that Iraqi forces can take control of security throughout the country within 18 months.
Amid furious anti-Danish demonstrations by Muslims in many capitals, Fogh Rasmussen resisted demands that he apologize, asserting that his country's freedom of speech must not be compromised.
Fogh Rasmussen also plans stops in San Francisco and Seattle before heading home.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/09/ap/politics/mainD8I4NVK80.shtml   (675 words)

 Denmark.dk: Official website - Denmark - The Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mr Fogh Rasmussen’s political involvement with the Danish Liberal Party (Venstre) began during his high school days and in 1978 he became a Member of Parliament for the Danish Liberal Party.
Besides holding posts on a number of committees in the Liberal Party and in Parliament, from 1985 to 1998 Mr Fogh Rasmussen was Vice Chairman of the Liberal Party’s National Organisation, and since 1998 he has been National Chairman of the Liberal Party and Chairman of the Parliamentary Liberal Party.
In 1987, Mr Fogh Rasmussen became Minister of Taxation and in 1990 he also took on the post of Minister of Economic Affairs.
denmark.dk /portal/page?_pageid=374,520806&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (240 words)

 Rasmussen Anders Fogh - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rasmussen Anders Fogh - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rasmussen, Anders Fogh (1953-), Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-).
Born in Ginnerup, he was educated at Viborg Cathedral...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Rasmussen_Anders_Fogh.html   (62 words)

 Postcard from Denmark: Rasmussen Faces Cartoon Fallout - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has become a symbol for Western excess in the Middle East.
In a recent broadside against his critics, Rasmussen accused his detractors in the media, business and cultural communities of not having provided him with sufficient support during the crisis because they were "unprincipled," hypocritical or were obsessed with profits.
Rasmussen even threw the bible at critics, saying the goats must be separated from the sheep in defending democracy -- a reference to the Last Judgement in which only the sheep would be taken to paradise.
www.spiegel.de /international/0,1518,405866,00.html   (624 words)

 Cox & Forkum: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday that attempts by European companies in the Middle East to disassociate themselves from Denmark or Danish products were "disgraceful."
Rasmussen did not refer to a particular business organization or country.
Rasmussen reiterated that there would be no Danish apology for the cartoons.
www.coxandforkum.com /archives/000778.html   (273 words)

 Fjordman: Denmark: PM ditches Muslims for freedom of speech
Eleven Muslim ambassadors in Denmark looking to meet with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss what they call a 'smear campaign' in the media against Islam and Muslims have had their request denied.
Rasmussen reiterated his message that individuals who felt offended by the tone of the public debate should bring their grievances to the courts.
'It is a basic principle of our democracy that a prime minister cannot control the press.' Rasmussen said that though he preferred a positive debate in the press, as long as people kept their comments with in the boundaries of the law, the motives behind the comments were not an issue.
fjordman.blogspot.com /2005/10/denmark-pm-ditches-muslims-for-freedom.html   (648 words)

 Danish PM meets ambassadors to address anti-Muslim hatred - Indymedia Ireland
Speaking to a meeting of 76 ambassadors in Copenhagen on Friday 3 March, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen deplored the publication of twelve cartoons of Muhammad in a Danish newspaper last September and asserted that Danish freedom of expression is tempered with tolerance and respect for different religions.
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen explained the importance of freedom of expression.
In his speech to the ambassadors, Anders Fogh Rasmussen emphasised the point that Danish democracy is founded on freedom of expression, but with tolerance and respect for different religions.
www.indymedia.ie /article/74666   (1159 words)

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Concern for a weakened Bush administration was reflected by Denmark's prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who hoped the president and Congress would find "common ground" on Iraq and Afghanistan.
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is fearful of intense disagreement between a Republican president and a Democratic-controlled Congress in...
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, one of Washington's staunchest allies, acknowledged that the Iraqi issue had a "dominant influence"...
www.einnews.com /denmark/newsfeed-anders-fogh-rasmussen   (1132 words)

 Timeline of the War and its Aftermath: Iraq Day by Day
In the same interview, Anders Fogh Rasmussen maintains that “Saddam Hussein's collaboration with terrorists” is an important element in the government's basis for going to war.
7 August 2003: Fogh Rasmussen tells the parliament that the Danish Defence Intelligence Service’s assessment of the connection between Iraq and Al-Qaida is based on its own intelligence, open sources and information from NATO and foreign partners, and that the material cannot be published.
Same day: Fogh Rasmussen confirms in another reply in the parliament that he had been informed on 7 March that Iraq’s nuclear weapons programme had been abolished.
globalresearch.ca /articles/ELK404A.html   (2025 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Bush defends US policies in Iraq
Mr Rasmussen urged the G8 nations to make the fight against Aids their main priority.
On Africa, Mr Rasmussen said if G8 nations followed Denmark's example, aid to the continent would increase from $25bn (£14bn) to $90bn a year.
Denmark is one of the few countries to surpass the UN's target for aid contributions.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4654899.stm   (378 words)

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fra første dag var det klart, at Anders Fogh Rasmussen var manden, som skulle forsøge at vriste nøglerne til Statsministeriet fra Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.
Efter mere end et halvt hundrede timers interview i Anders Fogh Rasmussens hus lige ud til Jægersborg Hegn, var der stof til den første samlede beretning om hans tid i politik og om Venstres udvikling i de seneste 25 år.
Jeg håber, at bogen giver den enkelte vælger et mere dybdegående og nuanceret portræt af Anders Fogh Rasmussen end massemedierne åbner for, og samtidig håber jeg, at de mange Venstrefolk, som har fulgt Anders Fogh Rasmussens karriere, vil finde spændende nyt i bogen.
www.andersfogh.dk /page_03_00.php   (284 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Embassies burn in cartoon protest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On Friday, the Danish prime minister made a new bid to calm anger, by explaining his position over the publication to Muslim ambassadors.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he could never apologise for a newspaper's actions, but said he was "distressed" at offence caused.
The cartoons originated in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten paper and have been reprinted in newspapers in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands and Spain - who say they were exercising their right to free speech.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4681294.stm   (513 words)

Prime Minister Rasmussen will deliver his first major policy speech in America at the convocation.
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was born in 1953 in Ginnerup, Denmark.
Prime Minister Rasmussen is also a prolific writer, with works including “Showdown with the Tax System,” “Welfare Under Threat,” “Denmark in the Year 2000,” and “Love of Work and Welfare — an Impossible Cocktail?”.
www.gwu.edu /~media/pressreleases/03-20-02-DanishPM.htm   (378 words)

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen - IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen - IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
It would be a one-off expense of $200 billion, but it may very well be humanity's best investment to achieve development and sustainability.
EU President and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the introduction of the EU Water for Life Initiative at the World Summit on Social Development (WSSD)
www.irc.nl /page/2295   (164 words)

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