The basis for the vote in the Folketing today stems from the fact that Denmark went in a referendum last summer to abolish the EU’s defense reservation.
That reservation had meant that Denmark could not participate in EDA or other EU-led military projects.
“Europe must take greater responsibility for its own security, and Denmark must participate fully in the cooperation.” said the acting Minister of Defence, Troels Lund Poulsen.
“EDA plays a special role in supporting cooperation between member states, and we look forward to contributing to that.”
Sights at PESCO
Denmark can now also request to be approved to join PESCO – Permanent Structured Cooperation, which is part of the EU’s security and defense policy that pursues structural integration.
Current PESCO members must vote to approve Denmark as a new member – something that is expected to happen as early as May 23.
Source: The Nordic Page