Denmark looks set to join the EU's defence policy after referendum

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Denmark looks set to join the EU's defence policy after referendum

https://str.sg/w2t8COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Denmark looked set to join the European Union's defence policy after a referendum on Wednesday (June 1), an exit-poll showed, the latest shift among Nordic countries to deepen defence ties in a response to

Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Denmark is the only EU member that is not part of the bloc's defence and security policy, after the country secured several exemptions in a 1993 referendum.An exit-poll by public broadcaster DR, published as polling stations closed, showed 69 per cent of voters were in favour of removing an opt-out to the EU's so-called Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

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sg/w2t8 COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) - Denmark looked set to join the European Union's defence policy after a referendum on Wednesday (June 1), an exit-poll showed, the latest shift among Nordic countries to deepen defence ties in a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Denmark is the only EU member that is not part of the bloc's defence and security policy, after the country secured several exemptions in a 1993 referendum. More than 65 per cent of the country's 4. An exit-poll by public broadcaster DR, published as polling stations closed, showed 69 per cent of voters were in favour of removing an opt-out to the EU's so-called Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The auditors said, however, that the EU had overstated its climate spending by at least 72 billion euros and the actual figure was likely to have been €144 billion, equating to 13 per cent of the total budget. Thirty-one per cent of voters polled were opposed, according to DR. Analysts' predictions have however been cautious, given the low voter turnout expected in a country that has often said"no" to further EU integration, most recently in 2015. "Right now, we are the only country that cannot contribute (on defence) and we are not allowed to take responsibility for European cooperation in this area," Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday, ahead of the referendum. But they will leave the hard decisions for later.

"Even in a situation where there is war on our own continent," added Frederiksen, who campaigned to join the policy. "I believe with all my heart that we have to vote yes. While some schemes had made a solid contribution to fighting climate change, such as enriching soil carbon storage, others had little climate impact, the auditors said. Participating in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) would enable Denmark to take part in joint EU military operations, such as those in Somalia, Mali and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to cooperate on acquisition of joint military capabilities. The final results are expected to be published later on Wednesday. Denmark has been an EU member since 1973, but it put the brakes on transferring more power to Brussels in 1992 when 50. Remote video URL . "The Commission has already significantly strengthened the EU climate tracking methodology," a Commission spokesperson said.