The government is still working with Rwanda on a reception center for asylum processing, but would like to get more European countries on board with the idea, and this is pushing the schedule.
This is according to Minister for Immigration and Integration Kaare Dybvad Bek (S), who cannot give a concrete time horizon.
However, he believes that within five years there will be a functioning reception center for asylum processing.
“Getting more European countries on board will have some consequences for the schedule that would have been otherwise. But we didn’t have a fixed date for that.’
“Ultimately, it is a negotiation and another sovereign country, and it is difficult to make a precise plan for when it will be in place”, he says.
Kaare Dybvad said at a consultation in August that if the now former S government was allowed to sit out the election period, an agreement could be made before summer.
Since then, as you know, a new government has been formed, with S, V and M, and now it is being investigated whether more European countries can help create the centre.
Kaare Dybvad acknowledges, however, that right now it is difficult to imagine that a united EU would try the model.
“But there are also things that were difficult to imagine in the EU five years ago”.
“Now we have a lot of pressure in many places in Europe, and I think many European countries will say that we need to find a solution that is more sustainable, stop human trafficking and so on”.
“So I believe in an EU solution, also within a reasonable number of years”.
Denmark can do this because we have a reservation of rights. The others don’t. Could it not be a very long process to get other EU countries involved?
“Yes, but we reach out to European countries and not just those that are in the EU. There are also other countries that have greater degrees of freedom in relation to finding a solution here. The EU rules are like that right now, that’s true, but European rules can be changed,’ says Kaare Dybvad Bek.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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