EU battles can shake up political landscape

As a new season of parliament opens today, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt should be ready to deal with a number of EU issues that could wind up reshaping the political landscape ahead of the next election.

Some pro-EU parties have expressed their scepticism of the proposed EU patent court and a banking union, both of which would require a parliamentary supermajority or a referendum to pass.

Neither is likely given the current situation, but that may change if Dansk Folkeparti, traditionally staunch eurosceptics, continues to take a more pragmatic tack towards EU issues.

The right-wing opposition party’s warming attitude toward the EU could make it possible for it to partner with fellow opposition party Venstre to form a government after the next election. 

Mandag Morgen

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