Dropped, but not ended.
There are at least 40-50 asylum seeking men entering Finland everyday, that’s 350 a week, 1 400 a month, almost 17 000 a year. This is still a crisis.
Nordic asylum claims drop after border moves
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have all seen their asylum numbers decrease. Photo: Claus Fisker/Scanpix
Published: 22 Jan 2016 08:09 GMT+01:00
The Danish government implemented spot checks on its border with Germany on January 4, the same day neighbouring Sweden began requiring photo identification from all passengers on trains, buses and ferries from Denmark to stem the migrant influx.
After rising slightly for two days, the number of asylum seekers has steadily decreased from a daily average of about 100 to just 17 on Wednesday, according to the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen).
Denmark’s integration ministry and the Danish Red Cross, which runs most of the country’s asylum centres, declined to comment on whether the fall was due to the border controls.