A document that human smugglers use to help asylum seekers compare the different levels of benefits in Europe makes all of the criticism of Denmark’s refugee benefit cuts “ring hollow”, centre-right parties said on Thursday.
Human smugglers have a document that helps asylum seekers compare the different levels of welfare benefits they can receive in various European countries, according to a report in Jyllands-Posten on Thursday.
According to the newspaper, Danish Integration Minister Inger Støjberg was informed of the welfare comparison document when she met with officials from the EU border agency Frontex in Warsaw last week. The document compares monthly waiting times for family reunification as well as the monetary amount of monthly benefits that are available to refugees in countries including Denmark, Germany and Sweden.
Støjberg said that the document justifies the Danish government’s decision to cut benefits for refugees in an effort to deter asylum seekers from coming to Denmark.