HELD ON EUROPEAN MATTERS: 5
EU - Accession (Yes 63 % - No 37 % - Turnout 90 %)
1982: Greeland: Remain in the EC? (No 54 % - Yes 46 % - Turnout
1986: Single European Act (Yes 56 % - No 44 % - Turnout 75 %)
1992: Treaty of Maastricht (No 52 % - Yes 48 % - Turnout 83 %)
1993: Treaty of Maastricht - including Danish Opt-Outs e.g. Euro
(Yes 57 % - No 43 % - Turnout 86 %)
CONDITIONS - Constitution
referendum mandatory if constitutional amendment effected. Otherwise
only evitable if not approved by a majority of 5/6 from members
26 March 1998, the government introduced the ratification bill,
approved the Folketing (92 votes for, 22 against). For the 5/6 majority,
150 members out of the total number of 179 would have been required.
On 28 May 1998, Danish people approved the Amsterdam Treaty in a
referendum by 55.1 per cent of the vote and the ratification law
went into effect on 6 June 1998 (Law No. 322). This was the fifth
referendum on European matters in Denmark since 1972.
DOCUMENTS AND MATERIAL
Danish Referendum on the Treaty of Amsterdam Europas?, Center
for European Integration Studies, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität
Hug, S.; Koenig,
T. (2000), Divided
Government and the Ratification of the Amsterdam Treaty.
Stoiber, M. (2001), Comparing
Ratification Processes within EU Member States: The Identification
of Real Veto Players, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research.