Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks to members of her party at the parliament in Copenhagen on Wednesday, after the first results in a referendum on the abolition of the EU defence opt-out. Photo: AFP
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks to members of her party at the parliament in Copenhagen on Wednesday, after the first results in a referendum on the abolition of the EU defence opt-out. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Denmark set to join EU defence pact in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine

  • About two-thirds of voters supported removing an opt-out on EU military cooperation, the latest seismic shift in European security since Putin’s invasion began
  • ‘When there’s a war on our continent we can’t be neutral,’ Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a speech in Copenhagen

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks to members of her party at the parliament in Copenhagen on Wednesday, after the first results in a referendum on the abolition of the EU defence opt-out. Photo: AFP
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks to members of her party at the parliament in Copenhagen on Wednesday, after the first results in a referendum on the abolition of the EU defence opt-out. Photo: AFP
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