Danes want to keep justice opt-out

Referendum likely in early 2016

December 15th, 2014

A poll conducted for the EUD and Danish think-tank Ny Agenda has found that 64% of Danes want a bilateral, Norway style, agreement with the EU on justice policy. The pro-EU government has announced it intends to hold a referendum in early 2016 on abolishing the Danish Justice and Home Affairs opt-out secured as part of the Edinburgh agreement. The Edinburgh agreement secured opt-outs from four areas of EU policy and was negotiated by the Danish government after the Maastricht Treaty was rejected in a 1992 referendum.

Complete poll results

"If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue'." Jean Claude Juncker, leading up to the 2005 French referendum on the EU Constitution.
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