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Danish elections will not change its harsh immigration laws

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Thursday is Election Day in Denmark. According to opinion polls, the left wing bloc is on the leads. But though they present some policies that are enticing to voters, it does not means that if there comes a change of government, the harsh immigration policies will disappear.
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Danish citizens who marry immigrants at this moment are not granted right to live in the country. Some of them have decided to live in Malmo in southern Sweden, instead. There are about hundreds of Danish “love of refugees” who have settled in Malmö because of the harsh Danish immigration rules.

The rules are among Europe's toughest. In order to stay in Denmark they must both be 24 years old and have a home. Last year it was also introduced a points system where those who have good education, good economy and Danish language proficiency were rewarded.

The rules have been introduced, among other things, to prevent forced marriages among young immigrants.
But regardless of what happens in Thursday's elections, the point is that most of the components of the rules will remain.

Although the three parties on the Left want want to abolish them, they will come under fire from the Danish people where a large cross sections of the population the policy.
By Scancomark.se Team


Key Danish Facts
Official Name Kingdom of Denmark
King Margrethe II
Prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Population 5.5 Million
Capital City Copenhagen
Monetary Unit Danish Krona (DK)
  1dk = 100 ore
Domain Name .dk
Int. Dialling Code +45
Official Language Danish
Religion Christianity
Main stock market Name NASDQ OMX OMX  Copenhagen 20
Internet Speed 4.7 Mbps (2009)
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