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Denmark wants to change the demographics of the suburbs

Government of Denmark Submit a bill To limit the presence of “non-Western” people in some marginal and deprived areas of cities, which you define as “ghettos”. The proposal was put forward by the Minister of the Interior, Democratic Socialist Car Dipvad Bey, and is part of a wider series of initiatives the government has taken in recent years to administer these areas. However, Beck’s proposal differs from the previous measures adopted: it is based on the idea of ​​moving away from the “ghetto” concept that has characterized government policies so far, and it expects that within 10 years in these areas, the “not Western” population is more than 30. Percent of the total.

Although the government’s proposal differs from previous measures, the goal remains the same: to reduce the risk of creating what the Danish government claims to be religious and cultural “parallel societies”, as opposed to the traditional Danish proposal. The government has yet to set a date for the law to be discussed in Parliament, but it has a good chance of getting it passed.

Although considered a progressive country, Denmark has one of the most aggressive policies in the European Union towards immigration and one of the most difficult in terms of integration. Or, more precisely, “assimilation”. In this regard, the center-left government, in power since 2019, has continued what the previous center-right administration had begun. according to Official statisticsIn Denmark, nearly 360,000 people are immigrants of non-Western origin or their descendants, out of a total population of 5.8 million: just over 6 percent.

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In fact, since 2018 in the country Came into effect Laws regulating the lives of non-Western people who lived in so-called “ghettos”, a term used by Danish legislation to call neighborhoods that suffer from serious economic and social hardship, and where crimes are punished with greater penalties than those found in other parts of the country. country.

According to Danish law, a “ghetto” is an area with more than a thousand people, more than half of the population of non-Western origin, and at least 2 out of 4 very specific criteria. The first is that more than 40 percent of the population is unemployed; The second is that more than 60 percent of people between the ages of 39 and 50 have not completed secondary school; The third is that the crime rate is not less than three times the national average; The fourth is that residents earn less than 45 percent of the regional average. Based on these conditions, 15 neighborhoods in Denmark are “ghettos”, and 25 others are “at risk” of becoming so. The list is updated every year.

A law passed in 2018 required that children from “ghettos” from the age of one year be separated from their families for at least 25 hours per week, to receive compulsory education in “Danish values”. Another has begun to drastically reduce controlled housing offers, which have been implemented by some non-profit associations that have benefited only non-Western foreigners. United nations They crossed Attention several times to the attitude of Denmark towards that part of the population of non-western origin.

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