The Immigration Service sets to work on a new list of donors prohibited from making donations to Denmark


On 9 March 2021, the Danish Parliament passed a new law prohibiting the receipt of donations from certain natural and juridical persons. Such persons can, when following recommendation for decision, be admitted to a public list of donors prohibited from making donations to Denmark.

The objective of the prohibition list is to prevent natural and juridical persons, such as foreign governmental authorities and state-run organizations and businesses, from counteracting or undermining democracy and fundamental freedoms and human rights in Denmark. When the law becomes effective on March 15, 2021, the Immigration Service will assemble a unit that will work with the list moving forward; the process of recruiting specialized employees is already set in motion.  

Subsequently, the Immigration Service will proceed to find and consider potential candidates for the prohibition list with the aim of offering recommendations to the Minister of Immigration and Integration. The first natural and juridicial persons are expected to be admitted to the list at the end of 2021 at the earliest. The list will be made accessible on when the first persons are admitted to the list. 

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Read more about the requirements for admission to the prohibition list and the consequences of receiving donations from persons on the list 

Bill as proposed (in Danish)

Bill as passed (in Danish)