Denmark authorities increases time period of internal border regulations for 6 months

The authorities of Denmark have made the plan to extend the ongoing rules and regulations at the borders with the other Schengen Areas nations for more than six months.

On November 12, 2021, the same was extended and was set to expire in the month of May 2022.

The checks at the borders that Denmark shares with the other Schengen nations were first introduced n 2016 in a bid of the government to improve the security in the midst of terrorist and organized criminality threats.

Currently, the Danish Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (SOC) has declared that the border controls will be extended until the month of November 2022, once again because of the concerns related to threats that have been posed by organized crime in Sweden.

Moreover, the minister mentioned in the letter that has been shared with the EU Commission, which is also the portion of the procedures to extend the border controls, “Against this background and after careful consideration, the Danish government considers that the temporary internal border control is a necessary and effective means to counter these threats.”

The minister also highlighted the other alternative methods that would not achieve the same effect as the border controls.

As per the sources, an assessment of the Danish Center for Terrorism Analysis, which is the part of the police intelligence service PET, has also conducted that because of the wave of the refugees reaching the nation from a war-torn country, there is a high risk that the individuals who are a threat to the security of Denmark can use the situation to enter in the nation.

Along with this, it has been over five years that Denmark has continuously, every six months, extended the border controls.

Furthermore, the Schengen Borders Code (SBS) has allowed the Member States to reintroduce the measure in order to minimize threats to public policy or internal security.

Meanwhile, it strongly emphasizes that the reintroduction of travel border control must be the last alternative to be applied.

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