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Danish Immigration Policy affecting business and killing the competitiveness of Danish companies

Monday, 09 May 2011
A number of major Denmark industrial players warn that the image portrayed by Denmark as being a bureaucratic and unfriendly country is killing the country's business perception.

Among the critical voices are Microsoft, Copenhagen Airports, D/S Norden and ISS, reports the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.

“We have become known as a country, which is difficult to reach. We live on diversity and it is a competitive situation that we have to understand,” said Henrik Peter Jørgensen from Copenhagen Airport to the Jyllands-Posten.

According to a survey of JP's Enterprise Panel which assessed a third of the largest Danish companies hiring from abroad, the government's immigration policies have adversely affected their competitiveness.

And none of the 45 participants of the survey estimates that the government's immigration policy to facilitate their ability to compete abroad will be improved in the coming years.

“There are already companies that put parts of their headquarters, for example in Asia or the U.S. because of the difficulty of attracting foreigners to Denmark," said Anne-Marie Skov, communications director at Carlsberg to Jyllands-Posten.
By Scancomark.se Team

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