‘Anti-ghetto’ law in Denmark: Ruling Social Democrats take hard line on immigration
04 November 2022 | 10:20 am
Danes head to the polls on Tuesday for a general election, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of the Social Democrats seeking re-election. A plan to dismantle so-called "ghettos", begun by a previous right-wing government and continued throughout her term, is among the most radical in Europe.
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