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Danish referendum on EU patent court looms

The Danish left-wing Red-Green Alliance decided Friday to oppose the new EU patent court in a rare alliance with the right-wing Danish People's Party. Together the parties hold enough votes to block a decision in parliament, forcing the government to seek citizens' permission in a referendum before it goes ahead.

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