"There should be less interference in member states' social systems and cultural situations and more respect for the countries that choose their own path," he told the newspaper Berlingske.
"We have to ensure that Brussels focuses on the right things…the EU's core tasks such as cross-border problems," he told the newspaper.
With Great Britain facing a referendum on whether to split from the EU on June 23, Kristian Jensen nevertheless hopes that the British end up voting yes to remain in the union.
"Should Britain leave the EU, Denmark will lose one of its closest allies in European cooperation. We have not agreed with the UK about everything, but we do agree very, very much," Jensen told Berlingske.
Kristian Thulesen Dahl, leader of the oppositional, EU sceptic and right-wing populist Danish People's Party DF, is very satisfied with the Left finally recognizing that the EU has become too bossy and is seeking to determine too much.
"The Liberal Party's recent announcement may be a recognition that the EU now enjoys too much power. However, this may also be interpreted that the population in Denmark is basically more skeptical about the EU than the parliament majority, and that it is unsustainable in the long run," he argued in an interview with Politico.
"It is a moment of truth for the whole Europe, including Denmark. We must not twiddle our thumbs as they do in Brussels and think ‘Oh, now there is a vote in Britain.' Instead, the British referendum may give Denmark possibilities that we do not dream of today, and we must seize them," Dahl said.
"The discussion about the EU always begins and ends with the same thing, whether we shall take Denmark out of the EU. In my terminology, we should not opt out, but aim at a new type of cooperation instead," Dahl said.
Recently, DF's Coordinating Committee was on a political trip to London, where they met with British politicians from both wings of the EU issue and other experts. Besides Dahl, the committee included group leader Peter Skaarup, deputy chairman Søren Espersen, a member of the European Parliament Morten Messerschmidt and press officer Søren Søndergaard.