Oh it’s ‘tough’ by Nordic standards, but in comparison to what…..?
Danish parties ‘envious’ of Norway’s tough asylum bill
Published: 06 Apr 2016 13:04 GMT+02:00
- Norway’s hardline asylum bill heads to parliament (05 Apr 16)
- Norway wants to jail ‘groundless’ asylum seekers (05 Apr 16)
- Denmark’s ‘jewellery law’ unused after two months (05 Apr 16)
- Denmark sees record low week for asylum seekers (14 Mar 16)
Following the presentation of Norway’s bill on Tuesday, several Danish parties that support the current Venstre minority government said Denmark should adopt some of the Norwegian approach.
Of particular interest to the Danish parties is a provision in the Norwegian bill allowing Norway to deny entry to all asylum seekers who do not come directly from countries in conflict in emergency situations.
The provision would only be implemented if the Norwegian government concludes that the European response to a new large influx of refugees “does not work”. PM Erna Solberg also previously said that the legislation could be implemented “in the event that it all breaks down”, pointing specifically to the strain on neighbouring Sweden, which took in 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015 and expects an additional 100,000 this year.