Denmark should be exempt from EU immigration regulations, according to Danish People’s Party candidate
Messerschmidt, a candidate for the European Parliament for the Danish
People’s Party, has proposed that Denmark seek permission to be
excluded from EU immigration regulations.
currently discussing eliminating the country’s four existing EU
opt-outs – including not using the euro – but Messerschmidt says
conflicts between the country’s strict immigration laws and the EU’s
freedom of movement regulations require a fifth.
‘We can see that there are a number of policy areas where Danish
regulations are watered down by the EU. We’ve seen the European Court
of Justice get involved in our immigration policy and I think it is
important that we stop that sort of thing with an opt-out.’
said secrecy surrounding new regulations for the free movement of
labour expected to be announced by the European Commission this summer
meant the opt-out was necessary.