Denmark and Sweden have stopped registering migrants and refugees, opening a potential floodgate to Norway and Finland.
Danish police on Thursday decided not to register the refugees and migrants who come to the country. The Danish railway company DSB followed up by offering free train rides. Hundreds of refugees and migrants is thus about to move on to Sweden.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, said that he expects Denmark to follows the rules.
- All countries should follow the Dublin Agreement, which means that all countries should register the refugees, he said.
The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, says to the news agency Ritzau that he supports the decision to let the refugees and migrants go ahead without following the Dublin Agreement's requirement to register them.
And now the Swedish immigration authorities says that the country will follow the same practice as the Danes.
- It is important to emphasize that we do not force anyone to give their fingerprints or seek asylum in Sweden, says Rexhep Hajirizi from the Migration Board in Malmö.
Thus early Friday morning 35 people crossed the border at Svinesund to seek asylum in Norway, the biggest honeypot in Scandinavia. The people came in two groups, the first of 20 and the other of 15, writes Fredrikstad Blad.
Norwegian police warns that those who help refugees and asylum seekers across the border into Norway, will be prosecuted.
- To help people without valid travel documents across the border is considered human smuggling. Thus, the matter is reported and must be investigated as a criminal offense, said police attorney John E. Skarpeid.
The warning comes after four Norwegian nationals were reported for human trafficking on Thursday.
And while Sweden criticizes the Danish handling, Finland's Interior Minister Petteri Orpo criticizes the Swedes and the state railway company SJ.
According to Orpo, SJ allows refugees and migrants to travel on to Finland and Norway without requiring ID check first.
- It can not be so that Sweden, which is an EU member, a Dublin country and a Schengen country, does not ensure that monitoring of migrants works as agreed, he says to the news agency FNB.
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