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Denmark eyes potential ‘screening’ of citizens
The plan is being championed by MP Naser Khader (left), seen here with fellow Conservative Brian Mikkelsen. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix
Published: 09 Sep 2016 13:48 GMT+02:00
Not content with new tougher citizenship requirements that took effect in October, the Conservatives and the Danish People’s Party want would-be Danes to undergo an in-person screening process.
Conservative MP Naser Khader told Politiken on Friday that he will introduce a bill that, if passed, would force the Danish government to come up with a model to screen all individuals who apply for Danish citizenship.
He said the move would replace the current requirement that all would-be Danes sign a statement declaring their loyalty to upholding Denmark’s societal values and abiding by its constitution.
Khader said a personal interview would help stop people who “don’t care for this society’s fundamental values” from becoming Danes.
“I want to be able to sit down and ask some of those who want to have citizenship: Why do you want citizenship? What is your opinion of our democracy, traditions of freedom, gender equality, homosexuality and so on,” Khader told Politiken.