Danish euro referendum, 2000

Danish euro referendum, 2000

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A referendum on joining the Euro was held in Denmark on 28 September 2000.[1] It was rejected by 53.2% of voters with a turnout of 87.6%.[2]



On 2 June 1992, Danish voters rejected the Maastricht Treaty in a referendum. On 18 May 1993, Denmark ratified the treaty in accordance with the Edinburgh Agreement. This meant that, among three other areas, Denmark would not be part of the European Monetary Union. In March 2000, the Danish government led by Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, a supporter of the common currency, decided to hold a referendum on Danish entry into the monetary union.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 1,620,353 46.8
Against 1,842,814 53.2
Invalid/blank votes 40,358
Total 3,503,525 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See also


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p525 ISBN 9873832956097
  2. ^ a b Results and background for referendum EU Oplysningen (Danish)