Danes votes’ referendum on whether to cancel a 30-year opt-out, take part in European Union defense and security policy.

Written by on June 1, 2022

Danes are voting in a referendum on whether to cancel a 30-year opt-out and take part in European Union defence and security policy.

Denmark is the only European Union member that has a so-called defence reservation, but like its Nordic neighbours, Sweden and Finland, it has been reassessing its security policy since Russia launched its war on Ukraine.

Opinion polls suggest Danes back closer European defence ties, with Danish leaders arguing that the regional security situation has changed, which calls for Denmark to work more closely with the European Union on defence issues.

Report says that for thirty years, the defence reservation has meant that Denmark plays no part in most European defence and security initiatives.

Kevin Madu

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