Denmark suspends rail links with Germany to stop inflow of migrants
Sept.10, Copenhagen: Denmark has suspended all rail links with Germany as the migrant crisis escalates in Europe. Danish police have also closed a motorway between the two countries.
Police have stopped hundreds of migrants at the border. Two trains carrying more than 200 migrants are being held in Rodby, a major port with ferry links to Germany. Danish police say many migrants are refusing to leave the trains because they do not want to be registered in Denmark.
Police also closed part of the E45 motorway - the main road link between Germany and Denmark - after about 300 migrants left another train and set off on foot towards Sweden near the border town of Padborg.
Sweden has become a top destination for refugees after it promised to issue residency papers to all Syrian asylum seekers.
Denmark's new centre-right government has promised to get tough on immigration. Since its election in June it has slashed benefits for new arrivals
and restricted the right to residency.
The Oslo Times