Jyllands-Posten: There is now a majority in the Danish parliament for establishing asylum centers in other countries

Mette FrederiksenPhoto: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / NTB
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In Denmark, there is now a political majority in the parliament for a proposal that allows for the establishment of reception centers for asylum seekers in other countries, the newspaper Jyllands-Posten writes.

Denmark’s Liberal Party has informed the newspaper that they will vote for the bill that has been presented in the Folketing by the government. The vote is expected to take place on Thursday.

Thus, it seems that the government will have the legal option to establish reception centers in countries outside Europe. So far, however, no agreements have been finalized with specific countries.

The Liberal Party allegedly received a guarantee from the government that any specific agreements will also be considered in the Folketing.

Proposal details

The idea behind the proposal is that asylum seekers are flown to reception centers in other countries while their applications are processed in Denmark. Rwanda, Tunisia, and Egypt have been mentioned as possible countries for the establishment of the centers.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has asked the Folketing to reject the proposal.

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

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