EU er en succes, som Danmark holder sig på afstand af: af David Rehling

Translated title of the contribution: The EU is a success that Denmark keeps its distance from : by David Rehling

Ian Manners

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Arm's length. Union has succeeded beyond all expectations, but Fogh Denmark has chosen to remain at arm's length. Sad - the researchers agree on the discussion meeting

First he says in English that he would say something in English about Denmark and the EU. Then he adds: "But do not worry. The rest of the afternoon is in Danish. "

Sure, he lives up to its name, Briton Ian Manners, when he courteously welcomes you to the conference: "Danish perspectives on 50 years of the European Union." Organizers are University of Copenhagen, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Danish Society for European Research (DSE).

Ian Manners has now stayed half a year as a senior researcher at DIIS, and he is surprised by an observation, as he likes to share with his audience:

"Denmark has through its EU membership and its research in European conditions a disproportionate influence, but this is underestimated in Denmark."

As Denmark's significant contribution to the EU mentions Ian Manners democracy and citizen participation and attempt to prevent ordinary Europeans skepticism by the EU. Several researchers highlights later in the day in their speeches that the media and politicians staring themselves blind on EU-changing 'crises'. Thus they lose sight of the EU in its 50-anniversary, above all, must be called a success that surpasses all expectations one might have its formation in 1957.
Translated title of the contributionThe EU is a success that Denmark keeps its distance from : by David Rehling
Original languageDanish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


The Roles of European Union Member States

Manners, I.


Project: Research

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