'Clear no' in Danish vote on EU justice rules: PM

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen leaves the voting booth at Nyboder School in Copenhagen December 3, 2015Danes rejected in a referendum Thursday a government proposal to deepen the EU member’s participation in the bloc’s justice cooperation, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said. The ‘No’ camp was led by the anti-EU, anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP) which believes dropping Denmark’s justice opt-out would have given too much power to Brussels and risked leading to more immigration. “It is my clear impression that it’s not so much what we have voted about that the Danes have turned their backs on, but perhaps what we haven’t voted on,” Rasmussen said.

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