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Danish Opt-Out on Defense (Maastricht Treaty)

Protocol (No 5) to the Maastricht Treaty on European Union on the position of Denmark (1997) – Article 6

As regards the measures adopted by the Council in the area covered by Article 13(1) and Article 17 of the Treaty on European Union, Denmark does not participate in the development and implementation implementation of Union decisions and actions which have defense implications, but it will not hinder the development of closer cooperation between Member States in this area. Denmark is therefore not participating in their adoption. Denmark is not obliged to contribute to the financing of operational expenses arising from these measures.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).