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The ‘No’ in Denmark’s EU referendum poses a dilemma for all EU governments, not least the UK

Hagemann, Sara (2015) The ‘No’ in Denmark’s EU referendum poses a dilemma for all EU governments, not least the UK. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On 3 December, Danish voters rejected a proposal from the government to change its status from being exempt from EU Justice and Home Affairs to a new position where it could ‘opt-in’ on legislation on a case-by-case basis. Sara Hagemann notes that the debate surrounding the referendum in Denmark was largely about ‘trust’ in the political system. Hence the ‘No’. Nevertheless, she stresses that the rejection is an ultimate dismissal of a Danish wish to participate in EU cooperation in an area which is set to define the Union in the future. It also comes at a politically sensitive time for the EU. Because of EU-sceptic pressures at home, other governments have to carefully consider whether to make Denmark a ‘case in point’, and decide what the consequences of an opt-out really are.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70815

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