Danish Prime Minister cancels wedding to attend EU summit

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Mette Frederiksen announced on Instagram that she postponed her wedding

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen postponed her wedding for the third time to attend an EU summit.

The summit on proposals for a Covid-19 recovery fund will take place on July 17 and 18. It is the first meeting that leaders will attend since countries imposed coronavirus blockades.

Frederiksen married his partner, Bo Tengberg, on July 18.

She said on Facebook that she had to “protect the interests of Denmark”.

Denmark has opposed the fund over plans to offer grants to countries badly affected by the crisis.

Denmark, along with Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands, say that the proposed € 750 billion fund (£ 676 billion; $ 840 billion) is too large and insist that any money given must eventually be repaid.

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The date of the summit, to be held in Brussels, was announced in recent days.

Writing on Facebook, Ms Frederiksen said: “I really want to marry this amazing man. But obviously it should not be easy, and now the Council meeting in Brussels is called precisely on Saturday in July, when we had planned a Wedding. “

She said they will be getting married soon and her partner is thankfully “very patient.”

No other date has yet been announced.

Originally, the couple married in the summer of 2019, however, they postponed their wedding due to the general election.