Most Danes want euro

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A majority of Danes favor adopting the euro, a fresh survey has suggested.

According to a survey in the Boersen, a Danish financial daily, 55% of respondents would vote in favor of scrapping their country's opt-out from the EU's single currency.

Out of some 1,150 people interviewed between late March and early April, 38% said they were against adopting the euro and for keeping the krone.

The poll represents a shift in attitudes towards the euro compared to the last referendum in the country in 2000, when 53.2% of Danes rejected the Europe's common currency.

However, the percentage of Danes in favor of the euro was quite high ahead of the last referendum on the subject, even though it resulted in a majority opposed in the end.

It comes after the Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has hinted in recent days in several interviews with foreign media that his government might organize another referendum on the euro as soon as the second half of this year.

Denmark got permission for four exemptions from EU rules - on the euro, as well as on EU judicial and defence cooperation and European citizenship following a negative result in a referendum on the bloc's Maastricht Treaty in 1992. (euobserver)

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