Opposition: EU vote now

August 12th, 2013

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Former PM and current opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Venstre) is expected today to call on the government to hold a referendum on two of Denmark’s three EU opt-outs, as well as the EU Patent Court. Rasmussen, scheduled to speak about the EU in Norway today, wants a vote on whether Denmark should keep its exemptions from common justice and defence policies. He will propose that the referendum be held in May, in connection with the European Parliamentary Election. The government has already announced its support for a vote, and experts said that with the opposition’s support, it was likely to go forward. There was no mention of a vote on whether Denmark should adopt the euro, the country’s third EU opt-out. – Politiken


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