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Danes face Euro re-think as PM presents his team

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Danes face Euro re-think as PM presents his team


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.

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