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International Round-Up: Previous government considered building wall on German border

Could have been the end of those gorgeous German vistas (photo: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
September 16th, 2019 12:16 pm| by Roselyne Min

Søren Pind, the former minister of justice, has disclosed that the previous Venstre minority government strongly considered the erection of a concrete wall with barbed wire near the German border to ward off illegal refugees.

Very precise plans
In his new book, Pind reveals that “very precise plans were drawn up” around the time of the European migrant crisis, which encompassed Denmark in September 2015, and that “some of the materials were purchased internationally”.

However, the then minister of immigration and integration, Inger Støjberg, who was responsible for Danish border control at the time, has refused to confirm the plans to TV2.

Border checks instead
Not long afterwards, Venstre invited its allies Konservative and Liberal Alliance to form a coalition government, and the plans were put aside and Pind lost his job.

Instead the government elected to introduce random border checks along the border with Germany, which have been keeping the police busy ever since.


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