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Denmark & EU

Referenda

Denmark has held†six referenda about EU. Find information and results here.

Denmark is widely known for its many EU referenda.†In fact Denmark has held†six referenda since†its accession to the EC in 1973. In†four out of the†six referenda Danes voted in favour of EU integration, while a majority of the†electorate voted no to†the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and to Denmark's accession to the single European currency in 2000.

A seventh EU referendum on the Constitutional Treaty was scheduled to take place 27 September 2005. However,†the Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, cancelled the†referendum during the EU Summit in June 2005 as a consequence of the two no-votes in France and the Netherlands.

Further information:
The Danish Constitutional Act and referenda
The FAQ Which EU referenda have taken place in EU member states?


Date and year of the refendum

Subject of the referendum

Statutory autority of the referendum

Number of valid votes
Percentage of total number of persons entitled to vote

Outcome
Yes No Yes No
May 28th 1953 Constitutional amendment: Bill on the Constitutional Act of Denmark of May 1953 (age of youngest voters 25) The Constitutional Act of June 5th 1915 with amendments of September 10th 1920, Section 94 1,183,292 319,135 45.8 12.3 Constitutional amendment passed
May 28th 1953 Lowering of the voting age from 25 to 23 or 21 (age of youngest voteres 21) Act no. 50 of March 25th 1953 on referendum to be held in 1953 on amendment to the Constitutional Act of Denmark 840,815

for 23

700,122

for 21

30.0

for 23

25.0

for 21

Electoral age lowered to 23
May 30th 1961 Bill on altering of the voting age to the Folketing from 23 to 21 Constitutional Act of 1953, Section 29, cf. Section 42 586,113 479,146 20.3 16.6 Electoral age lowered to 21
June 25th 1963 1. Bill on acquisition of agricultural holdings nature Constitutional Act of 1953, Section 42 843,756 1,354,588 27.7 44.5 "Land laws" became void
2. Bill on State smallholders 848,494 1,347,942 27.9 44.3
3. Bill on the pre-emptibon of the local authorities 872,042 1,328,036 28.7 43.6
4. Bill on the conservation of nature 937,259 1,261,545 30.8 41.5
June 24th 1969 Bill on the altering of the voting age to the Folketing from 21 to 18 Constitutional Act of 1953, Section 29, cf. Seciton 42 448,724 1,646,688 13.6 49.8 Electoral age of 21 retained
September 21st 1971 Bill on the altering of the voting age to the Folketing from 21 to 20 Constitutional Act of 1953, Section 29, cf. Section 42 1,601,840 1,231,804 47.4 36.5 Electoral age lowered to 20
October 2nd 1972 Denmark's Accession to the European Economic Communities Constitutional Act of 1953, Subsection 2 of Section 20 1,958,043 1,135,755 56.7 32.9 Denmark accedes to the European Economic Communities on January 1st 1973
September 19th 1978 Bill on the altering of the voting age to the Folketing from 20 to 18 Constitutional Act of 1953, Section 29, cf. Section 42 1,224,448 1,049,832 34.2 29.0 Electoral age lowered to 18
February 27th 1986 Denmark's accession to the EC package (European Single Act) (consultative referendum) Act no. 24 of February 5th 1986 1,629,786 1,268,483 42.0 32.7 Denmark's accession to the EC package passed by the Folketing
June 2nd 1992 Denmark's accession to the Maastricht Treaty Constitutional Act of 1953, Subsection 2 of Section 20 1,606,442 1,653,289 40.5 41.7 Denmark did not acced to the Treaty
May 18th 1993 Denmark's accession to the Maastricht Treaty supplemented by the Edinburgh Agreement Constitutional Act of 1953, Subsection 6 of Section 42, cf. Section 19 1,930,391 1,471,914 48.6 37.0 Denmark acceded to the Treaty supplemented by the Edinburgh Agreement
May 28th 1998 Denmark's accession to the Amsterdam Treaty Constitutional Act of 1953, Subsection 2 of Section 20 1,648,534 1,341,055 41,3
(55,1% of the valid votes)
33,6
(44,9% of the valid votes)
Denmark acceded to the Amsterdam Treaty
September 28th 2000 Denmark's accession to the single European currency 1.620.468 1.842.699 46,8% 53,2%

Denmark did not acced to the single European currency


White Paper on Denmark and The Maastricht Treaty

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Sidst opdateret: 16-05-2006