Anger over border controls

Published on 8 June 2011 at 11:19


"Conflict over German-Danish border controls escalates" headlines Danish daily Berlingske. The newspaper explains how the German government, which initially refrained from commenting on Copenhagen's decision to reinstate border controls, has criticised Denmark. Yesterday Germany’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Werner Hoyer, published an opinion piece in Berlingske, in which, without directly mentioning the Danes, he argued that "those who sought to bring back borders failed to recognise the primary achievements of Europe and were playing with the fire of nationalism." The newspaper reports that his remarks were later described as "off-the-wall" by the conservative Danish Defence Minister, Lars Barfoed.

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