Mr Rasmussen was responding to questions from MPs from the right-wing, anti-EU Danish people's party, one of whom described the can ban as "incomprehensible". "The government's stance is clear and firm," replied Mr Rasmussen. "We do not agree with the [European] Commission". The law was "environmentally well-founded," he added, and the government had "no plans" to withdraw it.
Danish parliament, tel: +45 33 37 55 00, and prime minister's questions (can ban dealt with under points 15-22).
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