Germany, Hungary, Sweden and Austria received two-thirds of the asylum seekers who were mostly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Denmark, situated between Germany and Sweden, is not as popular a destination as its neighbors, but it continues to receive an increasing number of refugees.
Earlier this year, the Danish government approved a measure to collect valuables like jewelry and cash from refugees to offset the cost of resettling them.
In 2015, there were an estimated 21,000 asylum seekers who came to Denmark, nearly double the number from the previous year and almost four times more than in 2009.
Refugees Not Welcome Denmark’s refugee policies have been criticized as “unattractive”.
A bill that extends waiting time to sponsor family members for reunification from one to three years is currently being reviewed.
In January, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a statement saying that Denmark’s policies run counter to the country’s commitments as a European Union (EU) member state and as a signatory to several UN treaties.
“These are always available for them,” she said, handing over a box filled with condoms.