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Intense negotiations in Denmark – two parties say no to conscription for women


Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen photographed during a visit to Ørland air station on 23 February this year. Photo: Joakim Halvorsen / NTB

Of NTB | 29.04.2024 12:34:58

War and conflicts: A large majority of the Danish parties want equality between the sexes when it comes to conscription.

However, the question creates problems in the negotiations on a broad defense settlement, which will open up not only female conscription, but also a major rearmament of the Danish defence.

The parties failed to agree on a meeting on Monday morning, and they therefore continue on Tuesday evening.

The result could be that a defense agreement is concluded without the Liberal Alliance and the Danish Democrats participating. The two parties have different ideological reasons for not supporting female conscription.

– I hope that ends meet. What is decisive for me is that we move forward with the rearmament of the Danish defence, says Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen on Monday.

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