Danish PM threatens Germany with border controls
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told Danes that the government is weighing up the re-imposition of controls along the country's border with Germany, Sputnik reported.
Denmark is considering the re-institution of border controls with Germany, following Sweden's decision to reinstate checks at its border with Denmark in November, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said in his New Year's speech to Danes on Friday.
"Sweden is stepping up checks at its border with Denmark. It is happening very soon. For the first time since the 1950s one must now have an ID card to cross the Oresund (the Sound, the strait that separates the two countries)."
"It shows what is at stake, and it creates a situation where we must introduce border controls with Germany, if we decide that that is best for Denmark."
"We don't want to see migrants and asylum seekers on our highways again. We want to ensure calm and order," said the Prime Minister.