Council presidents Thorning-Schmidt and Van Rompuy strive together to save the euro. (©AP)
Denmark took over the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union from Poland on January 1. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has declared that rescuing the euro will be her main task. While some commentators see the goal as overambitious for the non-euro country, others see Denmark as a constructive member of the EU that can prevent it from falling apart.