A majority in Parliament has agreed to alter the public information law in a bid to cripple associations and groups that aim to undermine democracy in Denmark.
The law – which has the support of Venstre, Socialdemokraterne, Dansk Folkeparti, Liberal Alliance, Socialistisk Folkeparti and Konservative – means that these associations won’t be able to receive public support or rent/loan rooms in the future.
“With the changes we ensure that the municipalities won’t be in a situation where they are forced to pay out public funds, or loan or rent out rooms to associations that actively work towards scrapping our democracy,” said the church and culture minister, Bertel Haarder.
“Furthermore, we will tighten up the municipalities’ supervision of associations that receive support. The days of religious preachers propagating hate on the state’s dime are over.”
Silencing hate preachers
The decision comes as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to quell the voice of extremist preachers in Denmark.
The government hopes to present a more comprehensive package regarding the issue sometime this autumn.