Denmark must not be a gavebod for foreign students
When the government a year ago presented a plan for enhanced recovery of SU-debt, the message was clearHere a year later it turns out, however, that several of the government's new initiatives to a strengthened debt recovery, is not taken in use yet. It shows a range of responses, which has grown Karsten Lauritzen (V) has sent to The uddannelsesordfører, Mette Reissmann. The government takes no inddrivelsesopgaven seriously enough, and it is very disputable. It is offensive to people's retsfølelse, and I am deeply provoked by the fact that many foreigners do not pay their debts. They are not social bastards, says Mette Reissmann to the TV. It is a sharp increase in the foreign student's SU debt, which last year prompted the government to launch a series of new initiatives. Since the non-performing SU-denominated debt from foreign nationals from EU EEA countries increased by around percent, so in stood at million.
It is of course, a drop in the ocean
About half of the approximately debtors have moved home again. On the background announced by the government in February last year that it would try to conclude agreements with other european countries on the mutual recovery of debt, but it is not yet managed. Germany has said no, Poland does probably the same, and the Uk is on hold because of Brexit, it sounds in one of the answers from the has grown at Karsten Lauritzen.
It was also the plan to get private-debt-collectors to recover the SU-debts to the Danish state abroad, but despite two attempts, the government has not yet found one.
July a law came about that foreign SU-debtors must disclose their address when they move from Denmark, also in force, but in spite of the new law is not a single address registered yet.
In the constraints of the rules was also that to run the test cases by the Danish courts on the possibility of enforcement through the already existing EU-rules, but no test cases have been brought yet. In a further response to the Socialists Mette Reissmann informs has grown Karsten Lauritzen, also, that a special unit under the Gældsstyrelsen, which was created in July, to take care of the SU and the debt has recovered approximately ten million dollars.
You will need to put far, far more powerful in selenium to get this stuff driven into.
And it can do, it is only a question of priorities. The government's it requires that the Danish government is slamming the box in and stops on the SU-loans to foreign students, as long as the recovery is not better. The Denmark may not, however, says Henning Fuglsang Sørensen from the Department of law at the University of Southern denmark. If we stop the payment to the foreign students, it will break the EU rules, which say we must treat everyone equally, he says to TV. If the EU can't help us to get the money into, so is it absurd that they can require, we must borrow money to someone who can just go their way without paying back. It holds nowhere, then we must stop with the loans and take the action that must now come,"says Jens Henrik Thulesen Dahl.
The Danish SU-system is generous compared with many other european countries, and it is probably the reason why many foreign students borrow money here.
For Denmark, however, it is difficult to get the money again. So long as the debtor is in Denmark, the state may try to get the money in by, for example, to seize a house or a car. But if the debtor has moved home, the Danish state did not force the money home because of the lack of penalties.
It is, therefore, the government will make agreements with other countries.
However, they have not so much interest in it, because the problem is not so big for them, says Henning Fuglsang Sørensen.
He refers to a country such as Belgium hardly bother to trouble themselves with the law of fifteen persons. And even if the largest debtor, Germany, persons with defaulted SU-denominated debt in Denmark, the figure is so low, that the government in Berlin is not interested in a deal, he says. It may well be, it is tiresome to Denmark, that we have this problem with the SU-debt, but it is not a problem for the other countries. They get absolutely nothing out of it here, says Henning Fuglsang Sørensen. Has grown Karsten Lauritzen has not wanted to run up to the interview with TV, but the old ruling party skatteordfører, Louise Schack Elholm, recognizing that it could go better with recovery.
I wish we got indkrævet al SU-debts, but we have a mountain, we must go through, and it will take time, says Louise Schack Elholm to the TV.
She mentions that the government is negotiating with the other nordic countries on bilateral agreements on mutual SU-recovery. However, they are not in place yet. It is their sovereignty, and it must be cooperation agreements, but it does not come from one day to the other. But the initiatives were struck up on that now something is being done, and here a year after there's not really been something - how do you think it goes. I would wish it went even better. But there is no doubt that the problems we have had, is very serious, and it takes time to build it all up again, says Louise Schack Elholm and adds that the government has invested ”heavily” in the tax purposes. The social democrats had power from to, where SU-the debt also rose significantly. Uddannelsesordfører Mette Reissmann recognize also a responsibility.
We have, and we assume also the like, but now it's just not us who have serveretten, says Mette Reissmann. I can simply not answer I also think it is crazy.
It should have been tightened up a long time ago.
There are many different political parties, who have a responsibility here, she concludes.