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Marking 60 years of The Copenhagen-Bonn Declaration

26.03.2015  15:21

Denmark and Germany are today marking 60 years of The Copenhagen-Bonn Declaration which protects the civil rights of the Danish and German minorities in Southern Jutland and Northern Schleswig.

The declaration was signed by Danish and German representatives in 1955 in order to allow for each minority living on the other side of the border to be autonomous on a number of fields such as, education and media. Also the minorities were allowed to run for office and get elected to the national parliaments.

The Danish-German minority model shows that when there is genuine willingness to strike an agreement on the issue of minorities, it can be achieved and sustained.

Read the the details of the declaration here