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Krogh, Torben

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Information - Denmark | 02/11/2006

The Danish minority in Germany

Sören Krarup is an MP for the Danish People's Party - which gives the liberal-conservative government its parliamentary majority - and one of Denmark's most influential politicians. He has now sparked a wave of controversy by proposing that the German-Danish border be pushed southwards. Krarup, who was born in the border region with Germany, maintains that the Danish government should not be content with receiving financial support from the Danish minority in Germany. Torben Krogh is appalled. "Sören Krarup's proposal puts the Danish minority in Germany in a difficult position and is a pathetic attempt to turn the party's nationalist project into an expansive one."

Information - Denmark | 13/03/2006

Slobodan Milosevic's death

Torben Krogh disputes the accusations that the war crimes tribunal in The Hague worked too slowly. "The trial was to be conducted under full observance of the legal security of the accused. This is what distinguishes a society which respects human rights from the regime led by Milosevic. Meanwhile, the international community pronounced judgement on him long ago. What was missing on his death was the judge's sentence, which would have been particularly important for the families of the many victims of his brutal regime.... Nobody - excepting, perhaps, the Serb groups that continue to regard him as a hero - doubts that Slobodan Milosevic was a war criminal of the worst sort."

Information - Denmark | 09/02/2006

Free movement of labour in the enlarged EU

According to Torben Krogh, the European commission's recommendation that the "old" EU states open their labour market to east European workers comes at the worst possible time for Denmark. He points out that, owing to the ongoing row about the Mohammed cartoons, the country's politicians lack both the courage and the will to allow more foreigners into the country at present. "After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Denmark was one of the staunchest supporters of EU enlargement. However, in practice, even today we still treat the new members as if they were second-class European citizens. There are often references to how well Denmark is mastering the challenges of globalisation in official rhetoric, but in reality we're still clinging to a policy of rejection."

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