Denmark has set itself the goal of applying for ZERO asylum seekers to protect “social cohesion”.
- Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the country will reject asylum applications
- The country already has the lowest number of asylum applications since 1998
- Denmark’s record low claims this year are partly due to a pandemic
The Danish Prime Minister today set himself the goal of reducing the country’s asylum applications to zero in order to protect “social cohesion”.
The country already has the lowest number of asylum seekers since 1998, with 1,547 applicants in 2020. This compares to 32,423 in the UK last year.
“We cannot promise zero asylum seekers, but we can make this vision a reality,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in parliament.
“We have to be careful that not too many people come to our country, otherwise our social cohesion cannot exist.”
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks during a press conference in Berlin in 2019. Frederiksen announced today tha