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Denmark takes extra responsibility on the refugees and migrants crisis

18.09.2015  03:07

Today, the Government has presented a comprehensive package to manage the European migration crisis

The Minister for Foreign Affair, Mr Kristian Jensen, states:

"We are in the midst of a historical crisis. It calls for a bold response and for everyone in the EU to contribute to lifting this task. In presenting the package today, we are sending a clear message that Denmark is ready to take on extra responsibility in solving the extraordinary migration crisis that Europe is facing”.

We are faced with an overwhelming and complex challenge. We need to address the challenge both domestically and internationally. With our package, we are boosting our already strong efforts in support of the refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, we are strengthening the integration of the refugees who come to Denmark, and we are contributing to mitigating the current migration pressure in Europe. "

Background
The Government has allocated additional 750 million DKK for emergency relief in neighbouring countries and prevention of migration from Africa and the Middle East.


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