Report: Forsvarsforbehold in the EU will hamper the Danish interests

The defence cooperation is strengthened among the EU countries. Denmark is lagging behind, showing the clearing. The Danish forsvarsforbehold in the EU will h

Report: Forsvarsforbehold in the EU will hamper the Danish interests

The defence cooperation is strengthened among the EU countries. Denmark is lagging behind, showing the clearing.

The Danish forsvarsforbehold in the EU will hamper the Danish interests in the coming years, if the international trends, there are today, continue.

It is one of the conclusions of a report by the Danish Institute for International Studies (Diis) on the development in the EU and the European security and defence policy and its importance for Denmark.

the Report shows that Denmark can't participate in parts of the new collaboration. Including forsvarssamarbejdet Pesco and capacity development in the field of cyber security, hybrid threats and military mobility.

It was the then bourgeois government, which in november 2018 requested an examination.

the Intention was to find out how the defense has affected the Danish foreign policy's interests.

Among other things, in relation to the influence of, security, autonomy and resources. Including the Danish business and research interests. It is especially interesting after the release of the EU's global strategy in 2016.

the Then Danish prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) said before the election in June of this year, that there should be a referendum on the Danish forsvarsforbehold.

because of the defense is Denmark briefly cut off from contributing to EU military operations. And from taking part in the cooperation on the development and acquisition of military capabilities at the EU level.

Prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S) has refused that right now is a need for a referendum on the defense.

the Report from Diis also concludes that the defense has not had implications for the territorial security. It is anchored in Nato.

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Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 16:00

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