Denmark does not want refugees but seeks UNHCR top job

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Outgoing Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (L) gives a gift to new Danish Prime Minister and leader of the Venstre party, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June 2015. Thorning-Schmidt gave a 'EU-package' containing an umbrella, socks, a cup and a cap with the EU-Logo to Rasmussen. He is now nominating her for the UNHCR top job

Only two months after running an anti-immigration campaign Helle Thorning Schmidt is being nominated for the UNCHR’s top job by a government that is undermining a common European response to the Syrian refugee crisis


The Danish government launched another anti-refugee campaign on Monday, to discourage refugees from seeking asylum in Denmark. The campaign has been running in ten different languages.

Meanwhile, since Friday, Denmark was seeking the top job of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, with the government proposing the former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Denmark apparently considers the former Prime Minister a strong candidate. During the recent national elections, in June,  Helle T...


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