Fewer and fewer asylum seekers are heading to Denmark – the government is pleased

Migrants DenmarkPhoto: Bax Lindhardt / NTB
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Figures from the Danish authorities show that fewer people seek asylum in Denmark. The government is very pleased.

In 2021, Denmark fell to 20th place on the list of EU countries with the most asylum seekers per capita, the country’s lowest ranking since asylum seeker statistics were launched in 2008.

Denmark’s highest position on the list was 5th place in 2014.

Ambition – to be at the bottom of the list

Minister of Immigration and Integration Kaare Dybvad Bek says that the figures show that the government has lived up to the election promises to pursue a strict immigration policy.

“That ensures that, in the long run, we can rectify decades of a failed immigration policy,” he stated in a press release.

The five EU countries with the most asylum seekers per capita are, in descending order, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Austria, and Germany.

Hungary is in 27th place, at the bottom of the list. 

Sweden is in 11th place, while Norway, which is not a member of the EU, is not on the list.

Bek told the newspaper Avisen Danmark that he hopes the country will be an even less popular destination for asylum seekers in the coming years – and preferably end up at the very bottom of the list.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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