Have your say: Should citizenship applicants have to prove their 'Danish values?'

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Have your say: Should citizenship applicants have to prove their 'Danish values?'
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Denmark's main opposition party has proposed interviews to test citizenship applicants for their "Danish values". We want to hear your views about the plan.


People who hope to become Danish citizens could face new application processes designed to test whether they have ‘Danish values’, according to a proposal by the Liberal party.

The centre-right party, the largest currently in opposition, wants to introduce the measures and will push for them in negotiations over new citizenship rules, newspaper Jyllands-Posten reports.

Specifically, the party wants to add five questions to the existing citizenship test on so-called ‘Danish values’. These could include questions relating to disagreements between Danish law and religious ideology or whether women should be freely allowed to choose romantic partners, according to the report.

Additionally, the Liberal party is calling for would-be nationals to write a cover letter with their citizenship application, explaining why they want to become Danish.




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