First modification: 07/22/2021 – 03:09
In June, the Danish parliament passed a law that plans to send asylum seekers to reception centers outside the European Union. Rwanda is among the possible host countries with which the Danes are negotiating. It is the latest move in a tightening of Denmark’s immigration policy. Copenhagen is already the only capital in Europe that considers the situation in and around Damascus safe enough to send its refugees there.
Of the 8,000 Syrians who arrived in Denmark in 2015, more than 500 could lose their residence permits this year. The policy has divided the Danes and alarmed NGOs, neighboring countries and the EU institutions.
Report by Alix Le Bourdon and Gulliver Cragg.