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All you need to know about the Danish referendum

What's at stake

The Danes will vote on whether they give the Parliament power to decide membership (opt-in) to certain Community policies of Justice and police, which currently enjoy an exemption clause (opt-out).

This is the first time since the 2000 referendum, in which citizens rejected membership of the euro, one of the four opt-outs won by Copenhagen in 1992 is taken the query.

The result of this referendum is in the hands of 20% to 30% undecided. The Government and the major parties have campaigned for the voters allow Parliament to adopt certain European rules concerning justice and Home Affairs, claiming that only this will enable the permanence of Denmark Europol, the European Police Agency. However, analysts say that the campaign for the "Yes" has been confused, while the nationalist Danish people's Party (PPD), proponent of the "no", has passed a simple message: we must reject the European Union has even more power over the country. This referendum â€" originally scheduled for 2016, but anticipated not to interfere in the campaign of the British referendum on the EU in 2017 â€" comes at a time when Europe faces its largest refugee crisis since World War II, focusing on border control to prevent the infiltration of terrorists, especially since the Paris bombings, claimed by the Islamic State.


Area: 42.915 km2


Form of Government:constitutional monarchy

Monarch:Margrethe II

Prime Minister: Lars Løkke Rasmussen

The specialty of Maastricht

The Danes rejected in 1992, the Maastricht Treaty, but a year later they adopt an alternate version with exceptions to the common policy in four areas: economic and Monetary Union, defence, police and legal cooperation and citizenship, although the latter is considered inconclusive after the Amsterdam Treaty:

To save the Treaty, were offered to the Denmark opt-outs that were based and included in the agreement. These opt-outs preserved the Danish sovereignty in areas such as the euro, justice and Home Affairs. With these changes the Treaty was approved by a referendum in 1993.

During the last 20 years the Denmark could not take part in the vote of the European Council on cooperation against terrorism and international crime. This issue gained greater importance after the shooting in February this year.

Now, the majority of the Danish Parliament voted to convene this referendum to come out of retirement in crucial matters such as security, asylum and emigration.


In terms of forecasting is hard to imagine the reaction of voters on issues such as security and migration declicadas after the worsening of the situation of migrants in Europe and the attacks of Paris

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Young Danes want their own country to keep control of justice and security policy, via euobs <a href=""></a><p>â€" Vote Leave Media (Vote_LeaveMedia) December 2, 2015

Latest poll Danish EU-referendum: 40% YES 30% NO 30% undecided #dkpol #eudk #dkref

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