Denmark’s outgoing PM and the long-serving leader of the liberal-conservative party Venstre has urged the EU to call, should they want “a pragmatic, middle-aged, cold-blooded, liberal Scandinavian”.

Denmark’s acting but outgoing Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has emerged as a candidate for the European Union’s top slot out of the blue, as Jean-Claude Juncker is stepping down as president of the EU.

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