Stream of refugees continues to enter Denmark – The Post

Stream of refugees continues to enter Denmark

Danish national police monitoring their movement with random border checks

Danish border checks have been under more pressure as the stream of refugees to Denmark has slightly increased (photo: iStock)
September 16th, 2015 10:54 am| by Lucie Rychla

The Danish border at Rødbyhavn on Lolland and Padborg in southern Jutland has been under more pressure as the number of refugees and migrants coming to Denmark has slightly increased, Jyllands-Posten reports.

The Danish National Police is monitoring the situation, carrying out random checks on passengers on incoming ferries, trains, buses and cars, estimating some 7,500 refugees have entered the country since Sunday last week.

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Monitoring movement of refugees
However, according to Jens Henrik Højbjerg, the national police commissioner, the number may be much higher as the police are not checking every single foreigner entering the country.

The National Police continues to follow the refugee situation in other EU countries and co-operate with Europol and the border agency Frontex.

Højbjerg emphasised that migrants who are not registered at the Danish border with Germany are often registered elsewhere in the country – for instance, when they apply for asylum or when they cross the border to Sweden.