Danish politicians are considering an all-out boycott of the European Union, according to a report from Politico.
The proposal comes amid rising anti-EU sentiment in Denmark.
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who has called for a referendum on the EU, and his government are among the lawmakers who want to ban all EU products.
According to Politico, the plan has been put forward by a coalition of four parties including the conservative Danish People’s Party, the Social Democrats, the Alliance for Denmark and the Liberals.
The boycott would also ban EU imports, including dairy products and cosmetics, from Denmark.
It would also make it harder for EU members to import goods from the United States.
The Danish government has been pushing to boost exports of Danish goods, which are the second largest in the EU after Germany.
Danish Prime Minister Mark Løksberg, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to the European Commission office in Brussels on May 19, 2019.
| GettyThe proposal is not the first time the Danish government is weighing a boycott of a proposed EU-Canada free trade agreement.
Last year, the government scrapped a free trade deal with the United Kingdom.
The UK voted to leave the EU last month, and the European commission and EU officials are looking for ways to negotiate a better deal with Canada.
The Danish government said in a statement Monday that the proposal “does not represent our position in any way.”
It said that it would consider the proposal, but that it has not yet decided whether it would boycott the EU.
“The Danish people, in their sovereign capacity, have no say in the terms of any trade agreement,” the government said.
“We are confident that our position will be respected and that our trade with the EU will continue to prosper.”