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Denmark has been a member of the EU since 1973.
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Today, the British Prime Minister has formally asked for Great Britain’s withdrawal from the EU by activating the so-called article 50 procedures in the EU treaty.
On Thursday 3 December 2015 the Danes voted ”no” to an opt-in model for participation in JHA.
The referendum will be a vote on replacing the Danish opt-out with an opt-in model similar to the one the United Kingdom and Ireland have. This opt-in model would allow for Denmark to choose which JHA policies and laws Denmark wants to take part in.
Ireland and Denmark have held nine and eight EU referenda and are thus the two countries which have had most referenda on EU issues. Referenda have been held in EU countries on the following issues:
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