Denmark due to its special legal status in the EU has ceased to participate in the work of Europol, which has become a supranational structure under the leadership of the European judicial authorities.
Denmark on Monday, 1 May withdrew from the Europol - the European Union police organization. At the same time, Copenhagen concluded with the EU special agreement on further judicial cooperation in the framework of which will go to the exchange of information and personnel between Europol and the Danish police.
As explained by the European Commission, Denmark will have a special status, which will work closely with the Copenhagen Police Office of the European Union without being a member. The new agreement between the EU and Denmark was signed on Saturday, 29-April.
The Danes have decided not to deepen cooperation with the EU
The Danes were in favor of the preservation of the special status of the pan-European legal space even in 2015 year. In a referendum in December 2015 years 53 percent of citizens voted against the strengthening of the close cooperation with the police and the legal structures of the EU.
referendum results were a defeat for the government in Copenhagen and success for pravopopulistskoy Danish People's Party. Since then, the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen strenuously sought a compromise to save the police interaction with the European Union and access to the Europol Information. The new agreement will allow Copenhagen to request the Europol information as long as Denmark is in the Schengen zone.
Since Denmark will retain its special legal status in the EU, it will no longer participate in the work of Europol, has turned into a supranational structure under the leadership of the European judicial authorities. This status Denmark has received in 1992 year after the Danish referendum on the Maastricht Treaty refused to recognize the creation of the EU.