29 Dec '11, 3am

Non-euro Denmark takes over EU amid euro crisis - Channel News Asia

Non-euro Denmark takes over EU amid euro crisis - Channel News Asia

COPENHAGEN: Non-euro country Denmark takes over the European Union presidency Sunday, determined to solve the crisis in the 17-member eurozone by cultivating consensus among all 27 EU members. The Scandinavian nation of 5.6 million, one of the few countries in Europe run by a centre-left government, will have to face the euro crisis head-on even though it risks being marginalised along with the nine other EU members, including Britain, that have not adopted the euro. "I understand perfectly that the 17 members of the eurozone need to take some decisions amongst themselves," Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a Social Democrat, has said. But it is in the interest of core EU members France and Germany "to keep the 27 together" and consult all EU member states "when these decisions concern them", she said, because "in times of crisis, we have to believe in our inst...

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