Denmark is slipping further away from the EU: In the referendum that PI pointed out yesterday, the Danes voted Thursday against the abolition of their special regulations in European legal policy. According to the counting of almost all votes, around 53 percent of voters voted for remaining excluded in areas of judicial and internal matters. Around 47 percent voted against. The ‘no’ camp achieved a “clear” majority, government head Lars Løkke Rasmussen said in Copenhagen Thursday evening. The result of the referendum was celebrated as a triumph by followers of the Danish People’s Party. “The Danes know that when things are left up to Brussels one is subjected to an untransparent system in which we lose much of our democracy,” said party president Krisitian Dahl Thulesen (photo). Denmark negotiated its special rights after the population said ‘no’ in 1992 to the Maastricht Accord for the founding of the EU.

Original on PI-German / Translation: Anders Denken

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