An Overview of Denmark and Its Integration with Europe: 1940s to the Maastricht Treaty in 1993

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Denmark has been a cautious participant of European supranational integration since the Second World War, evaluating the pros and cons of integration, and making the decision to ‘opt in’ when there were benefits. The driving force behind Denmark's accession to the EEC was the desire to become part of an open European economy, rather than support for federalism. Key parliamentary decisions on European integration were made by consensus between the main political parties, regardless of the coalition in power.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date25 Feb 2020
Place of PublicationAarhus
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2020

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