French President Emmanuel Macron traveled Tuesday to Denmark for a two-day visit as he wants to push France’s agenda of a more closely united European Union, AP reported. French President Emmanuel Macron is starting a tour of Scandinavia with a trip to Denmark .
Macron and his wife Brigitte, on a state visit to Denmark, are welcomed by Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark and his wife Mary at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark hosted a state dinner in honour of French President Macron on the first day of his state visit to Denmark. Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte were in attendance.
Macron wants Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States. Denmark has a defense opt-out in its EU ties, meaning it does not take part in military matters. The Danish government and a majority of lawmakers want the defense waiver to be removed but are hesitant about calling a referendum on it since previous referendums on modifying the opt-outs have been defeated twice.