Ukraine warfare: Denmark to carry referendum on becoming a member of EU not unusual defence coverage

Denmark will spice up its defence spending and dangle a referendum on becoming a member of the typical EU defence coverage amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The referendum will likely be hung on June 1 with the federal government announcing on Sunday that the rustic’s main political events “agree that Ecu safety is threatened”.

“The events to the settlement, subsequently, agree on various measures to toughen the Danish defence preparedness and the probabilities for manoeuvring within the new safety coverage state of affairs,” a joint settlement of the governing Social Democrats, the Liberals, the Socialist Other people’s Birthday celebration, the Radical Left and the Conservatives learn.

The rustic will building up defence spending to two% of GDP — a NATO goal — by way of 2033.

They agreed to put aside 7 billion crowns (more or less €940 million) within the subsequent two years “within the gentle of the Russian disaster” for greater defence readiness, operations and humanitarian efforts.

“We should be ready for the brand new state of affairs at the side of our allies in NATO and the EU,” the primary parliamentary events mentioned.

They’ll additionally paintings in opposition to phasing out Russian herbal fuel imports and check out to relieve Ecu dependence on it. Russia is the primary exporter of herbal fuel, which is incessantly used for family heating, to the Ecu Union.

“Denmark has spent billions in contemporary many years to section out herbal fuel, however we want to transfer even quicker,” the political events mentioned in a remark.

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