Influx of international workers to small Danish villages harming community spirit, say locals

The expansion of the Port of Odense has caused a boom in the number of international workers in the area. Many have moved into housing in small villages on Fyn, but Danish residents say their lack of engagement with village life is damaging the local community spirit.

The rapidly developing Port of Odense on Fyn is expected to offer 6,000 jobs in the coming years. Photo: Odense Havn

Local citizens and mayors want the new influx of international workers who are moving to Denmark to live in an employee hotel. This applies to those who work on the Fehmarn Belt – the tunnel connection between Denmark and Germany. But this does not apply to the workers at the rapidly developing Port of Odense […]

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