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Denmark Will Hold June Vote on Joining EU’s Defense Pact

  • Premier Frederiksen presents defense deal with opposition
  • Denmark joins other Nordic nations overhauling security policy
The Armed Forces' combat battalion trains in Jutland, Denmark on March 1.

The Armed Forces' combat battalion trains in Jutland, Denmark on March 1.

Photographer: Bo Amstrup/AFP/Getty Images
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Denmark will hold a referendum on joining the European Union’s defense pact as Russia’s war against Ukraine looks to push the Nordic nation, which has often been skeptical about its EU membership, closer to the bloc.