Denmark extends controls on German border until June 2

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2016 6:12 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark will extend temporary controls at its border with Germany by 30 days to June 2, the Ministry for Immigration, Integration and Housing said on Monday.

The government first implemented temporary border controls on Jan. 4 as a reaction to similar steps from Sweden in response to an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.

The government still sees control as necessary to avoid accumulation of illegal immigration in Denmark, the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ole Mikkelsen; Editing by Alison Williams)