facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Denmark adds border crossing agents

July 7, 2011 at 9:43 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BRUSSELS, July 7 (UPI) -- Denmark has assigned an additional 50 customs officers to its German and Swedish borders, prompting criticism from Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

"I am against any barriers to internal free movement under the pretext of dealing with migration problems," Tusk said in Brussels a week after Poland assumed the rotating, six-month presidency of the European Union. "What Denmark is doing is a concern for anybody who thinks that free movement is going to be restricted even further."

"Undoing the European construction at this time and turning to nationalism as an answer to the crisis would be a very big mistake," Tusk said in a EUobserver report Thursday.

Germany's Jorg-Uwe Han, a minister in the Hesse regional authority, said tourists should boycott Denmark for its actions.

"I can only suggest that people turn right around and holiday in Austria or Poland instead," Han said.

The European Commission is responsible for enforcing the laws of the European Union, and Tusk's pro-union comment was warmly received by parliamentarians across Europe, the report said.

"I've always said that you should be in our political group," said Guy Verhoftstadt, a member of the European Parliament and a leader of the Liberal Party.

Topics: Donald Tusk
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
China questions Americanism in SATs
2
Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach
3
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
4
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
5
'Old Ironsides' sails across Boston Harbor before 3-year-rehab
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback