This morning, the government announced that Denmark would take in an additional 1,000 refugees. But the newcomers could find themselves a little further north than they had anticipated, if it were solely up to Dansk Folkeparti (DF).
According to Søren Espersen, the DF spokesperson on foreign affairs, geography has little bearing on housing refugees and a recently closed naval station in south Greenland would be a fine choice.
“We are already looking for state-owned areas and buildings that can be used to house the refugees we receive,” Espersen told Altinget.dk. “It [the station] is perfect because it was abandoned a year ago and is in top condition.”
“It includes everything that you can dream of, such as doctor clinics and class rooms. Up to 300 people can live there and it’s in one of Greenland’s most beautiful areas. It’s an obvious choice, I think.”
Nuuk or Nairobi
The naval station, Flådestationen Grønnedal, is located in the Arsuk Fjord in south Greenland and was established in the 1950s.
But Espersen revealed that DF has also looked into housing refugees in other nations like Morocco and Kenya.
“The most important thing is that the refugees are protected and that it is clearly explained that there is no future in Denmark as an immigrant,” Espersen said.