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Denmark is the easiest place in Europe to do business

Denmark continues to be the easiest place in Europe to do business according to the new ‘Doing Business 2019’ report published by the World Bank. An efficient public sector is among the primary reasons for Denmark’s top ranking.
Once again, Denmark ranks among the absolute top in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of doing Business’ report. Denmark maintains the position as number three in the world, only surpassed by New Zealand and Singapore, and its leading position in Europe in terms of ease of doing business.

The World Bank points to the efficiency of the public sector in Denmark as one of the main reasons for Denmark’s prominent ranking in the report.

Predictable and efficient processes related to issues like construction permits, contracts and trade across borders, significantly limits uncertainty and allows companies investing in Denmark to concentrate on their business objectives. We simply know that a structured, ordered environment produces trust and enables increased cooperation and people to perform on a higher level. Hence, I am pleased that Denmark continues to maintain a top position on this well-respected ranking.

Steen Hommel, Director Invest in Denmark

Denmark has been in the global top five – and number one in Europe – for nine years in a row. Since 2017, a reform making contract enforcement easier by launching an electronic platform has been among the initiatives to improve the business environment in Denmark even further.

Click to view the economy profile for Denmark in the 'Doing Business 2019' report.


about the ‘Doing Business 2019’ Report

The World Bank’s annual ‘Doing Business’ report measures the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain within 11 different areas.

The 11 areas include starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulation.

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