With Obama in the White House and Holder at the Justice Department, the Danes are on their own, and they know it. “Danish Politicians Want Stricter Checks on American Travelers,” from Politiken via Spiegel, November 20 (thanks to Joel):
Although Danish police are currently able to require airlines to provide passenger lists, the Danish People’s Party wants a more intensive cooperation with American authorities.
Two parties in Denmark’s parliament are calling for stricter checks on American travelers to the country out of terrorism concerns. Danish Justice Minister Brian Mikkelsen agrees that restrictions may be necessary.
The conservative Danish People’s Party and leftist Social Liberals in Denmark are calling for increased checks on Americans wishing to travel to Denmark, including the introduction of visa requirements and pre-travel disclosures.
“We have had to admit that the Americans have not been as effective in their anti-terrorism efforts as we thought and that the threat against Denmark has grown,” says Danish People’s Party Justice Spokesman Peter Skaarup.
According to Visit Denmark almost 500,000 Americans visit the country each year. One of those who twice this year availed himself of easy entry into the country was a man recently arrested in Chicago on charges of conspiracy to carry out an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper….