Denmark has attempted to throttle the culture of unemployment and criminality for 30 years, however a shocking report by the Kraks Fund for Urban Research has revealed the situation has only worsened.
When the deprived neighbourhoods emerged three decades ago the main issue facing the community was people living on or below the poverty line, unemployment and criminal thugs wrecking havoc.
And now, despite major efforts from the government to crack down on the lawless zones, 31 ghettos still remain and show no signs of disappearing as immigration without proper integration has increased.
At the time just 10 per cent of the people living in the ghettos were migrants – a figure which has increased to 50 per cent as immigration to Denmark rises.
Ms Støjberg said one of the problems was the increased level of migrants living in the country, who are refusing to adhere to Danish society.
Speaking to TV2.dk, the politician said: “[The report] shows that the integration in Denmark has failed.
“In my opinion it is because we have been too scared to set out clear demands to the people coming to Denmark.
“We have not dared to say that we expect and demand that they provide for themselves and their families, and that we expect them to adjust to Danish values.”
The government has granted the deprived areas billions of pounds in grants to lift the areas out of poverty, power the policy has so far been unsuccessful.
Ms Støjberg added: “When we make no demands and we are not ready to make laws and rules up that tighten up the labour market, we’ll see what we see today.
“So when you add that to the large influx of foreigners to Denmark, it can’t baffle anyone that we are where we are today.”
Ms Støjberg’s call for Denmark to set out tougher demands to foreigners comes as it looks likely the country’s borders will remain closed until Brussels can reestablish control over the migrant crisis and make the continent safe again.
In October, the Immigration Minister petitioned the red-tape obsessed bloc to be allowed to continue the internal border controls despite being a member of the Schengen Agreement.
The request was granted shortly after a Brussels report concluded the decision of several Schengen countries to close their borders and implement internal controls was necessary as it “provided an adequate response to the identified threat to internal security and public policy”.
The EU report said: “Maintaining temporary internal border control is still necessary and provides an adequate response to the identified threat to internal security and public policy as it contributes to restoring order in the flows of persons crossing specific internal borders and as such curbs the secondary movements.
“Commission is of the view that the temporary border control carried out by Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway pursuant to the Council Recommendation of 12 May has remained within the conditions set by the Council.”