Fewer people are applying for asylum in Denmark
Denmark received its lowest number of asylum applications last week – in total, just 45 people applied for refuge.
This is the lowest number of asylum applications received in a single week since the Danish-German border controls began in January this year.
Police records show that only one Syrian, two Iraqis, ten Afghans and 32 people from other countries applied for asylum – bringing the grand total up to 3,224 applications since the border controls began 17 weeks ago.
The number of applications has consistently declined since 641 people sought refuge in the first week after the border controls were introduced.
In total, the government expects up to 25,000 people will seek asylum this year.