Ah….note this

“To counter the threat of serious cross-border crime, we are now strengthening the protection of the border against Sweden by introducing temporary border control and strengthening police efforts in border areas with Sweden,” Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup said at a news conference on Thursday.

The controls will begin on Nov. 12, he said, adding police would aim to avoid causing delays for the commuters.

Both countries are members of the European Union, which needs to approve the move.

Sovereign nations need permission to police their own borders. Very sovereign, eh?

11 thoughts on “Ah….note this”

  1. “…after Swedes were suspected of being behind a number of serious attacks this year in the Danish capital Copenhagen,…”

    Hmm, really? Are they Swedes, or the new, enriched ‘Swedes’…?

  2. I think we should have id checkpoints at every parish boundary. To stop criminals, terrorists, and paedophiles.

  3. Can Boris veto this if given an extension? If so, he needs to tell Sweden it will have to veto the extension if it wants this to go ahead.

  4. MB

    Norway is not a member of the EU, true. But it is a member (if that’s the right word) of the Schengen border-free area

    From https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/countries_en:

    Members of the Schengen border-free area
    The Schengen Area is one of the greatest achievements of the EU. It is an area without internal borders, an area within which citizens, many non-EU nationals, business people and tourists can freely circulate without being subjected to border checks. Since 1985, it has gradually grown and encompasses today almost all EU countries and a few associated non-EU countries.

    While having abolished their internal borders, Schengen States have also tightened controls at their common external border on the basis of Schengen rules to ensure the security of those living or travelling in the Schengen Area.

    List of countries in Schengen area

    Austria
    Belgium
    Czechia
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland

  5. (Not) very sovereign, eh?

    That’s the whole point and intent, the abolition of sovereignty. It’s a feature not a bug.

  6. So there can be a hard border between Denmark and Sweden – both EU members – but not between post-Brexit Northern Ireland and Ireland?

  7. @The Meissen Bison October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Norway is not a member of the EU

    Yep, and what relevance does that have to Denmark/Sweden Oresund bridge border checks?

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    @DocBud October 11, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I’m sure Johnson or UK Commissar could. Will he? – doubt it as he’s already capitulating on NI

    @RichardT

    +1

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