Denmark closes its borders with Germany (again)


A sign reading 'Kingdom Denmark' is seen at the German-Danish border between Flensburg in Germany and Krusa in Denmark, on 10 June 2011. Denmark's minority government faces a knife-edge vote 10 June over controversial plans to tighten immigration. The plan was to re-establish border controls and customs checks on Denmark's borders to Sweden and Germany which some EU member countries, which was regarded a breaking of freedom of movement in Europe and a violation of the Schengen travel-free treaty.

Denmark closes its borders with Germany (again)

On Wednesday, Denmark suspended all rail and motor links with Germany to stop migrants mostly transiting from Denmark to Sweden. Three trains have been stopped.

There were 500 arrests of train passengers and 300 on the motorway. Most said they were heading for Sweden. Sweden is a preferred destination for many asylum seekers that have relatives there or know of the broadly welcoming tradition of the country towards asylum seekers.

Under the previous government, Denmark has created a tempor...

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