Denmark Sees Colossal Drop in Asylum Requests

Populist victory attributed to Danish People’s Party

Image Credits: Kristoffer Trolle, Flickr.

Denmark has had a clear and consistent message to asylum seekers in the last two years: stay away.

The latest figures on the number of people seeking asylum in the country suggests that message has finally sunk in.

Denmark received just 3,458 asylum applications in 2017—an 84% drop from 2015 (when the refugee crisis saw a dramatic peak in the number of asylum seekers in Europe).

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