FFII for Denmark
Council dialogue 2004-05-18
Irish Chairman: Belgium: abstain. And Denmark? Can I hear from Denmark please?
Denmark: I would really like to ask the commission why they couldn't accept the last sentence put forward by the Italians, which was in the original German proposal.
Ireland: I think the Commissioner already answered that question, I'm sorry Denmark. So are you yes, no, abstain?
Denmark: I think we wouldn't, we're not hap...
Ireland: I assume you're a "yes".
Denmark: We're not happy.
Ireland: Are you 80% happy?
Denmark: But... I think we...
Ireland: We don't need you to be totally happy. None of us are totally happy.
Denmark: Oh, I know that, I know that.
Ireland: If we were, we wouldn't be here!
Denmark: I think we're not very happy, but I think we would, we would...
Ireland: Thank you very much.
Denmark: ... we would like to see a solution today.
Ireland: Thank you very much, Denmark.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm happy to say that we have a qualified majority, so thank you all very very much indeed, and thank you to commissioner Bolkestein.