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Denmark takes over the EU Presidency

On January 1, Denmark, countries that are not part of the euro area, takes over from Poland to the presidency of the European Union.

In the context of debt crisis, Denmark is prepared to become “a bridge” between the 17 member countries of the euro area and other EU members. Denmark will also support economic growth, the fight against unemployment and conduct negotiations on the EU budget for 2014-2020.

Copenhagen intends to focus on renewable energy and wants to create new business opportunities for European companies by concluding agreements with Canada, India, Japan and Tunisia.

The external borders of the EU is also on the agenda.

On 1 July 2012, Cyprus Denmark to replace the rotating presidency of the European Union.

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