The Government

The Government is responsible for the daily operations of the Government of Greenland. The Cabinet works all the year round.


The Parliament appoints the Premier, who then appoints her Cabinet of ministers. The Government is divided into ministries, each headed by a minister. In the ministries departments handle the prac­tical administrative work. The mini­sters are politically responsible for the work of these departments.

The Government’s administration must be performed within the frame­works adopted by the Greenland Parliament in the form of acts and appropriations. The Greenland Parliament supervises the Cabinet’s work through, for example, audits of the Accounts of the Greenland Treasury. The Cabinet’s administration is also super­vised by an ombudsman who keeps an eye on the Cabinet’s admi­nistration to ensure that it is in accordance with the legislation and good administration practice.

The Government must also comply with the Danish Constitution, Act on Greenland Self-Government and international conventions in its admi­nistration of the tasks of the Govern­ment of Greenland.

Current composition of the Cabinet
The current Cabinet is based on political cooperation between Siumut and Atassut. The Coalition Agreement was entered into force on March 26th, 2013.