Denmark and EU

Denmark has been a member of the EU since 1973.

The Arctic

Denmark has a connection to the Arctic through Greenland and the Arctic is one of Denmark’s foreign policy strategies. Denmark was a part of the 2008 Ilulissat meeting in which coastal Arctic states agreed to follow international law within the region.
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EU Referenda

Denmark has held eight European Union (EU) referenda, becoming one of the countries with the most referenda on EU issues.
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Danish Opt-Outs

In four different cases, Denmark has decided to ‘opt-out’ from EU cooperation. Two referenda on opt-outs were held in 2000 and 2015.
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European Affairs Committee

The European Affairs Committee scrutinizes the Danish Government’s European Union policy. The committee is comprised of 29 members, and ensures that there is not majority in the Danish Parliament that is against the Government’s position. 
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Danish EU Presidency

Denmark has held the EU presidency seven times since it became a member of the EU on 1 January 1973. The most recent Danish EU presidency was in 2012.

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