The Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration has announced the extension of the possibility for Ukrainian refugees to live and work in the country until March 2025. Although Denmark does not apply the EU Temporary Protection Directive, the majority of MPs voted in favor of similar measures, tv2.dk reports.
The decision to extend temporary protection for Ukrainians was made after a meeting of the EU Council on September 28. This will allow Ukrainians to continue working, studying and receiving medical services in Denmark. The special law in force in the country will be extended for one year until March 2025.
"There is no prospect of ending the barbaric war of aggression in Ukraine. This is an absolutely extraordinary situation, and that is why it is also the only right thing for us to extend the special law. Despite the difficult situation, many Ukrainians have managed to find work in this country. I think this is very positive." . "We will see if there is a need to amend the special law later," said Minister of Immigration and Integration Kaare Dybvad Bek.
The National Integration Barometer shows that 53% of adult Ukrainians living in Denmark are already employed.
Danish entrepreneurs have long insisted on extending the special law, otherwise Ukrainian refugees would have to leave the country in March 2024.
The special law for Ukrainian refugees was adopted in Denmark on March 17, 2022. Since then, about 40,000 refugees from Ukraine have been granted temporary residence permits, and many of them have been provided with housing.