The new points system for foreign spouse immigration is the worst of its kind in Europe, according to 185 members of the European Parliament.
The statement came from the red bloc of the EU in the wake of yesterday’s agreement between the government and the Danish People’s Party (DF) on changes in immigration legislation that will lead to the implementation of a point system.
“The Danish People’s Party is being blatantly ultra-nationalistic and hostile to foreigners. They divide people into first and second-rate citizens,” Martin Schulz, Leader of the Party of European Socialists, said yesterday at a conference in Budapest, where EU’s red bloc passed a confrontational declaration against the “extreme right forces” in the EU.
DF leader Pia Kjærsgaard called the statement an “intolerable intrusion into Danish affairs”.
“Social Democrats throughout Europe are crackling as a result of foreign policy. That’s why they’re attacking Denmark in panic by mistaking patriotism for xenophobia,” she said.