Danes ‘vote No’ in EU manners referendum

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Opinion polls suggested a outcome was too tighten to call

Danes have deserted adopting EU manners on cross-border policing in a referendum that could have seen a nation take closer ties with a bloc, formula suggest.

Denmark’s centre-right supervision had wanted to desert some Danish opt-outs from EU home affairs legislation.

But with many votes counted, about 53% pronounced No to a proposals.

The opinion comes weeks after a Paris attacks and as Europe struggles to understanding with record numbers of migrants.

“It is a transparent no,” Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said, adding he had “full respect” for a voters’ decision.

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The government, corroborated by a opposition, had campaigned for Yes, observant it would assistance Danish authorities in a arise of a Paris attacks.

Several of a Paris enemy were French nationals who had been vital in beside Belgium. At slightest one flourishing gunman, Salah Abdeslam, is suspicion to have fled opposite a French limit in a issue of a shootings and self-murder blasts in Paris on 13 November.

If a outcome is confirmed, Denmark will have to negotiate a special agreement to stay inside Europol, a EU’s law coercion group that tackles organized crime and terrorism.

“We will work really tough for a Danes to get a best probable agreement. But it will be difficult,” Soren Gade of a ruling Venstre celebration told a Ritzau news agency.

Immigration concerns

The anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP), that props adult Mr Rasmussen’s administration in parliament, had urged electorate to contend No to equivocate giving divided serve supervision to Brussels.

Although a Yes opinion would not impact Denmark’s opt-out on immigration, a DPP argues that it could eventually lead to immigration policies being commanded by a EU.

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PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen had campaigned for a Yes vote

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But a Danish People”s Party, led by Kristian Thulesen Dahl, warned it would palm too most energy to Brussels

Unlike Denmark, a UK and Ireland have opt-ins on probity and home affairs legislation, that capacitate them to select either to accept or reject legislation on a case-by-case basis.

The outcome of a referendum is expected to be of seductiveness in Britain, whose supervision is perplexing to renegotiate a family with a EU before holding a opinion on either to sojourn in a bloc.