Danish parties agree to hold EU referendum by March 2016

March 17, 2015 11:14 AM

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Danish parties agree to hold EU referendum by March 2016

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish parties representing 75 percent of parliament agreed on Tuesday to hold a referendum on whether to adopt EU justice rules no later than March 2016, with a yes vote necessary for the country to remain in cross-border crime agency Europol.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's Social Democrats and the opposition Liberals have both said Danes should 'opt in' to some European Union rules to maintain cooperation with Europol, which is undergoing reform.

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