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Denmark’s Voters Want Review of EU Membership Terms, Poll Shows

January 25, 2013

A plurality of Danish voters want their government to renegotiate the terms of the Nordic country’s European Union membership, according to a poll released today.

Some 47.2 percent of voters surveyed favor a review of Denmark’s relationship with the EU, while 41.6 percent said they’re comfortable with the status quo, according to a poll by Ramboell/Analyse Denmark published by newspaper Jyllands Posten. Danish voters don’t want to follow up on talks with an in-out referendum, with 49.7 percent against such a vote. Some 54.1 percent of Danes want their country to back a single European bank supervisor, the poll also showed

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron this week pledged a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether his country should leave the EU. Since joining the bloc in 1973 together with the U.K., Denmark has held five referendums relating to the scope of its membership. Danes rejected euro membership in a 2000 vote.

A poll published last month by Danske Bank A/S showed that Danish voters regard the euro with more skepticism than at any time since the single currency’s introduction in 1999. Almost 70 percent of Danes want to keep the krone, the poll showed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Peter Levring in Copenhagen at plevring1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonas Bergman at jbergman@bloomberg.net


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