Capital Municipality is significantly lowering the subsidy for Ukrainian refugees


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The subsidy for housing Ukrainian refugees privately will be ten times smaller in Greve Municipality.

Before, private individuals received 500 kroner a day for every refugee they have living with. Now the municipality has reduced that amount to 50 kroner.

This is what Greve’s mayor Pernille Beckmann (V) tells us, which is written by journalism students at Roskilde University.

“We have to think really hard if our finances are not to run out,” Pernille Beckmann told the media.

The possibility for the municipalities to provide subsidies to private individuals comes due to the new scheme, which came into force on 10 March and which was later stamped in the much-discussed special law – also known as the Ukrainian law.

Among other things, it provides the opportunity for the municipalities to give up to DKK 500 per day per Ukrainian to host families.

However, the change in the law has led Greve Municipality to reassess the amount.

“Now the decision has been made permanent to a greater extent, and therefore we have chosen to take a political position on it. We did not have that before, “explains the mayor.

Big difference between the municipalities’ help

According to NetAvisen, Greve Municipality knows a total of 59 refugees, which are distributed to 15 private host families. They count a total of 38 adults and 21 children.

Greve is the only municipality that has paid the maximum amount of 500 kroner. According to a statement, which TV 2 have made, most municipalities are between 50 and 200 kroner.

It is entirely up to the individual municipality how much they will give in support – or whether they will give anything at all.

Not far from Greve, both Copenhagen and Frederiksberg Municipality have thus chosen not to provide any compensation to private individuals who house Ukrainian refugees.

And Frederiksberg Municipality has no plans to change that.

The refugees, on the other hand, can be accommodated at the Sandholm asylum center, it was announced two weeks ago.

“Immediately, Frederiksberg Municipality has not chosen to provide a subsidy to the provider of the accommodation, as the Ukrainians can always be accommodated in Sandholm while waiting for a residence permit – even if they have initially chosen private accommodation,” wrote Frederiksberg Municipality.

The government has previously stated that it expects 100,000 Ukrainians to come to Denmark, and several of the country’s municipalities are therefore challenged to find space for the many refugees.


Source: www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk.

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