The next post is all about sammenhængskraft, ‘cohesiveness’ – the thing on every Dane’s lips every other minute. Let me wet your lips with this tasty treat: an example of how cohesiveness still has to find its way from words to deeds.
“The message to immigrants who want integration in Denmark is that if you want and show willingness to make active efforts and respects the Danish culture and democratic values, you can become a part of Danish society (…).”
Review of Objectives, “New rules for obtaining permanent residence”, The Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs , March 2010.
“The rules for voting rights in municipal and regional elections are changed, so they only apply to resident aliens when they have resided in Denmark for 4 years. The current rules grant the right to vote to resident aliens after 3 years.”
Item 22, “New rules for obtaining permanent residence”, The Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs , March 2010.