An article by Nikita Belukhin on the RIAC website


The article “Copenhagen refocuses the priorities of the national security” by Junior Research Fellow for the Department for European Political Studies of the IMEMO Nikita Belukhin was published on the website of the Russian International Affairs Council (the RIAC) on March 28, 2022.

“The events in Ukraine forced the Danish parliamentarians to speed up the modernization of the armed forces and the growth of defense spending within the available resources. On March 6, 2022, The Social Democratic Party, the Venstre, the Socialist People's Party, the Radical Venstre and the Conservative People's Party came up with the “National Compromise on the Security Policy of Denmark”, which was described as “historic” in the Danish media. The key points were the obligation to consolidate in the new defense agreement of the Denmark the goal of achieving a level of defense spending of 2% of GDP by the end of the year 2033 and to hold the first ever referendum in the history of the country on the so-called “defense clause” on June 1, 2022, which excludes the participation of Denmark in military aspects of the CFSP/CSDP of the EU...”

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