Recent EU rulings on the matter of immigration infringe on Denmark’s sovereignty. Right-wing politicians say Denmark should be allowed to make its own immigration laws.
Efforts to bring Denmark’s legal treatment of immigrant families in line with European Union policy directives and European Court of Justice, or ECJ, court rulings are drawing ire from Danish nationalists.
Current EU policy, which stipulates that migrant workers be allowed to bring family members into their country of residence, has come under attack in recent weeks from far-right politicians calling for Denmark to take hold of its own sovereign foreign policy.
“We’re seriously hoping that this EU rule will be changed to allow for Denmark’s sovereign foreign and migration policy to continue with tighter migration laws,” said Martin Henriksen, Parliamentarian for the right-wing Danish People’s Party.