On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) discussed a possible solution to the situation for the 19 Danish children who are in the al-Hol refugee camp, several media outlets have learned from anonymous sources.
Politiken, Berlingske, Ekstra Bladet and BT have all been able to report from unnamed sources that there have been meetings with the support parties on Tuesday about the case, in which four ministers have participated.
At the meetings, the prime minister has, according to Ekstra Bladet, offered the parties a solution for the 19 children. According to the newspaper, this must be done to ease the pressure on Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S), who has received criticism from the support parties for his handling of the case.
BT also writes that an implicit theme at the meeting has been how the support parties’ criticism of Jeppe Kofod can end.
According to Ekstra Bladet, the Prime Minister has presented various proposals to help the children. This does not necessarily include that they are going home to Denmark, the newspaper writes.
DR writes that the prime minister at the meetings opened a door ajar for a new course for the children. It is not elaborated what the new course should be.
The interpretation of the meetings has not been confirmed by either the Prime Minister, other ministers or the parties that have participated.
The government and the Social Democrats have so far refused to take the 19 children home.
On the contrary, all the government’s support parties and the Liberal Alliance have called on the government to investigate how the children can be brought home to Denmark.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, these are children between the ages of 1 and 14. Nine were born in Denmark, while the rest were born in the conflict zone. The ten youngest right of citizenship has not been established.
They are children of six mothers. Three of them have been deprived of their Danish citizenship administratively. The three other mothers, who are Danish citizens, have been cut off from assistance from the Foreign Service.
Source: The Nordic Page