Denmark passes tough migrant law as Nordic refugee welcome dims
By Alexander Tange COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark's parliament passed measures on Tuesday aimed at deterring refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuables to pay for their stay, despite protests from international human rights organizations. The measures, which also include extending family reunification among refugees from one year to three years, are the latest sign that the Nordic welcome for refugees is waning as large numbers flee war in Africa and Middle East for a better life in Europe. The "jewelry bill" is the latest attempt by Denmark's minority center-right government to curb immigration to a country that took in a record 20,000 refugees last year.
4 September, 2015 Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers. Designed to reassure Europeans worried over any massive influx of immi...
8 January, 2016 Denmark, under fire, ups limit of valuables that refugees can keep Denmark is amending a proposal to confiscate refugees' possessions to pay for their stay by raising the amount they will be allowed to keep after coming under fire from the United Nations refugee agency over its immigration policies. Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg told local news […]
26 January, 2016 Denmark to vote on tough migrant law as Nordic refugee welcome wanes The measures, which also include delaying family reunification to three years, are the latest sign that the Nordic welcome for refugees is waning as large numbers flee war in Africa and Middle East in what is becoming Europe's biggest migrant crisis in decades. The "jewelry bill" is the […]
26 July, 2016 Wary of turmoil in holiday hotspots, Germans flock to ‘safe’ Denmark By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Put off by militant violence and political upheaval in traditional sun-and-sea holiday hotspots like Tunisia and Turkey, German tourists are flocking to nearby Denmark this summer counting on peace and quiet within secure borders. Denmark […]