During his New Year’s speech earlier, Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, called for the end of ghettos in his country. A new government plan has now emerged, with specific measures against these areas.

To battle ghetto areas, the Danish government has introduced double punishments for specific offences in these areas, Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen told newspaper Berlingske.

Poulsen said that crimes that contribute to ‘parallel societies’ will be targeted by the government’s double punishment measure. Local police chiefs will decide which areas will be suitable, Berlingske reports.

Before becoming operational, the measure must pass through the Danish parliament. The question is, if Denmark’s Prime Minister Rasmussen, is completely satisfied with the plans for the measure, as he said at the start of the year he would like to, “end ghettos completely” and “break up concrete and pull down buildings” to battle ghettos.

Rasmussen said in January that the plans are needed to “Break the chain in which generation after generation lives in a parallel society. A child has only one childhood. It must not be wasted.”