General Information:Capital: Copenhagen
Political system: Constitutional monarchy. It has a representative parliamentary system with a prime minister (prime minister) and a head of state (monarch), who officially retains executive power but performs exclusively representative and protocol tasks.
Population: 5.8 million
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Official language: Danish
EU single emergency number: 112
Rescue service: 112
Embassy of the country in Slovakia:
Address: Panská 27, 816 06 Bratislava
Tel :. +421 2 59300200
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the country:
Address: Vesterled 26-28, Copenhagen
Tel :. +45 39209911
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic offers Slovak citizens a free voluntary registration option before traveling abroad via the Ministry's website. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic will thus be able to inform you about crisis situations and provide you with timely and effective assistance in the event of an emergency.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
Cultural differences and advice from Intercultural Communication Coach:
Denmark is associated with the name of Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid. Copenhagen is considered one of the most environmental cities in the world. Almost every Dane has a bicycle. Cycling is a life philosophy of how to protect the environment and spend free time together. Danish people generally pride themselves on compliance with rules, even in the cases of everyday life situations, such as going through the pedestrian crossing. They never cross when the light turns red. The Danish monarchy is over 1,000 years old, making it the oldest monarchy in Europe that still exists today.
Denmark is also a very interesting country from the geographical point of view. It spreads over more than 440 islands, which are inhabited to a large extent and connected by bridges. Some islands are only accessible by air or boat. More than 1,000 other Danish islands are waiting to get their names. The most famous Danish inventions include LEGO and SKYPE. Legoland in Billund opened in 1968 and it is visited by more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Denmark is one of the founding countries of both NATO and the OECD.
Trust is a decisive factor in the Danish business environment. If you are admitted for a certain job position, it is a sign of the team leader’s trust. Therefore, when you are given a certain task, you are naturally expected to be able to complete it on time and to the best of your ability. If you are late or do not know how to proceed, it is important that you are the one to contact your team leader and try to find a solution based on his or her recommendation. In the Danish business culture, team members are not expected to treat their manager as someone who is one level higher. The opposite is true. “Treat your director with the same respect as the doorman.” Respect is an important expression of professionalism, whether you are a common member of the team or a top manager.
Recommendations for Co-operation with Colleagues from Denmark:
Danish business culture is informal. Informal practices are apparent in the style of clothing but also in a relaxed working atmosphere.
The working atmosphere is a space for exchanging views and recommendations. Each member of the team is expected to contribute to the preparation of the decision and his or her argument will be the result of the preparation for the meeting.
“Law of Jante” is a term used by the Danes as a philosophy of their humour and equal treatment of everyone. Sometimes Danish humour seems very sarcastic and cruel to foreigners.
The Danes can find time for a “coffee break” even during working time.
However, they see friendship as a long-term project in which time and effort need to be invested.