New Danish border controls in place on Wednesday despite intense criticism 


Tuesday, 05 July 2011
On Wednesday, the Danish authorities will make the new heavily criticized Danish border controls to become a reality. Therefore, despite huge protest and criticism, the Danes are adamant to create a new border within the EU.

50 new Customs officers will, starting as from today, be reinforcing Danish borders with most of them to be stationed on the German side of the Danish border. Ten of them will also be on trains and ferries that go across the borders. And ten may stationed at Elsinore and the �resund Bridge to Sweden.

It is thought though that this is only the beginning. In the future some fifty customs officers will be recruited. And in a few years there will be permanent checkpoints at the borders.


It is very clear as we had reported in the past that the Danes are divided on the issue. The camp led by the Danish people party is adamant and hold the government at it throat to implement the decision. The government is not very keen, on its own to the policy but also needs the Danish peoples party’s support for its austerity management plan. Since this is the leverage required, the government has no choice by to yield.
The Danish government is therefore selling the idea that the border policy is to control smuggling, human trafficking and theft. They also claim that only one car in 1000 will be  checked on a random system.

But that has not dampened criticism from other EU
“We are still not convinced that it is wise to establish permanent checkpoints,” said German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
By Team

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