A week after Matteo Renzi resigned as Prime Minister following his defeat over the constitutional referendum, the former Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was asked by the President of the Republic to form a new government that will guide Italy into the next elections in February 2018.
Ever since Denmark joined what is now the European Union, Danes have asked themselves a version of Hamlet’s eternal question: to be, or not to be European?
Danish ambivalence towards Europe has been represented in the attitudes of many governments. No administration has dared to ratify an EU treaty without a public referendum.
So today (3 December), Danes participate in the seventh EU referendum since they joined in 1973.