Søren Espersen

Curriculum vitae

Knight of the Royal Order of The Dannebrog of the first degree

Member of Parliament (Folketinget) for Danmarksdemokraterne

Former Commissioner (Political Commander) of the Royal Danish Home Guard

Former Deputy Chairman of The Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti)

Awarded The Jerusalem Prize fra World Zionist Organization Department of Irgoon and Israelis Abroad and Dansk Zionistforbund 2023

Dansk Folkepartis spokesperson for foreign affairs 2022

Political Vice Chairman for Dansk Folkeparti fra 2012-2019

Awarded The Royal Danish Teritorial Army Medal 2019

Awarded The Raoul Wallenberg Medal 2009

Membership of select committees:


Faroe Islands

Citizenship Committee

Church (Chairman)


Nordic Council (Chairman)


Parliament Library

The German Minority 


Previous committee posts

Party spokesman on Foreign Policy Affairs

Party spokesman on Greenland and Rigsfællesskabet (The Danish Kingdom)

Party spokesman on The Constitution (Grundloven)

Member of:

The Foreign Policy Committee

The Foreign Affairs Committee

The Committee on The Faroe Islands

The Commitee on Greenland

The Defence Committee

The Select Committee for Intelligence Services

Deputy Speaker of Folketinget (The Parliament) 2007-2012.

Member of The Home Rule Commission for Greenland 2005-2009

Member of The Kingdom of Denmark's Delegation in Nordic Council 2005-2006. Member of The Defence Commission 2007-2009

Born 20th. July 1953 in Svenstrup, Himmerland, Denmark.

Son of Headmaster Peder Christian Espersen (1906-1995)

and Inger Espersen (1915-2004).

High School-A-levels (Studentereksamen), Hasseris Gymnasium 1973.

National Service, Royal Danish Navy, 1973-1974

Theology studies at University of Copenhagen1974-1976.

Education: Denmark's School of Journalism, Aarhus 1976-1980.

Elected posts:

Chairman of The Danish People's Party in Copenhagen 1997-2000

Chief-Editor of the political magazine "Dansk Folkeblad" 1997-2005

Campaign-Director of Danish People's Party 1998-2005

Member of Parliament from 8. february 2005

Member of The Home Rule Commission for Greenland 2005-2009

Group-Secretary for DP's Parliamentary Group 2006-2012

Member of Danish People's Party's Board of Directors from 2006.

Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee 2015-2019

Earlier Employment:

Journalist, Dagbladet, Ringsted - 1980

Journalist, Regional Editor, B.T. 1980-1989

Journalist, Freelance in London 1989-1992

Journalist, Billed-Bladet 1992-1996

Head of Press and Information Danish People's Party 1997-2005

Literary works:

The book: "Denmark’s fremtid - dit land, dit valg" - 2001 (The future of Denmark, your country, your vote/choice)

The book: "Valdemar Rørdam - Nationalskjald og Landsforræder" - 2003

The book: Exit Nyrup - 2001 (co-author)

The book: "Israels selvstændighedskrig - og de danske frivillige - 2007 (Israel's War of Independence - and the Danish Volunteers (Machal).


17th Oct 1981

to Yvette Kim Fay Espersen,

born in Chelsea, England, 2nd April 1956.


Ditte, Anders, Robin, Susie and Peter.

Grand children: Daniel, Mai, Josefine, Mathilde, Estrid and Olivia.


Addr: Christiansborg, 1240 Copenhagen, Denmark

Tel: (+45) 33 37 51 24

Mail: Soren.Espersen@ft.dk

Mail: Sekretær Julie Sommersøe: julie.sommersoe@ft.dk 

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualist deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being

moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa , raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome ."


Sir Winston Churchill; (The River War)