Denmark’s Prime Minister has unveiled his new cabinet, as he prepares his programme for the next four years. Part of that programme will ask Danes to re-consider their views of Europe and the euro. Anders Fogh Rasmussen believes a series of European policy opt-outs, including the euro, defence, justice, and home affairs, damage Denmark’s image abroad.
Copenhagen secured the opt-outs 14 years ago, when voters finally approved the Maastricht Treaty. The Prime Minister is a staunch EU supporter, and is confident he can persuade his country to support the proposed new European Treaty. A referendum on an earlier constitution was cancelled in 2005 after French and Dutch voters rejected it.