Diyar Molaei fled to Denmark in 2012, but today he is working in the supermarket ALDI as a manager. He is very satisfied with Denmark and contribute with 7.000 Danish kroner in taxes every month.
By: Hamid Mukhtari
A lot of refugees in Denmark are very useful for the country’s economy. Diyar Molaei, a Kurdish refugee, is one of those successful refugees, who passed Danish language course and joined the Danish labour market. He came to Denmark in 2012 and for more than two years he hasn’t received economic support from the government, because he can take care of himself.
“My salary is about 14.000 kroner and I pay about 7000-8000 kroner in taxes per month. But sometimes I work extra hours and get 24.000 kroner and then I pay 14.000 kroner in taxes to the government,” tells Diyar Molaei.
What is your duty in the Supermarket?
“I do everything here like arranging goods, taking the money, teaching the new staff and employees, everything. I almost have the manager role when our boss is not here”.
All of us are responsible for Denmark
With regards to those people that are in Denmark for a long time as refugees and do not work, Molaei criticizes them and says:
“This is a very ugly action, because I believe all of us are responsible for Denmark and should help to flourish the economics of this country”.
Less money might have a positive effect
After the election in Denmark in June, the new government’s policy towards refugees has changed the life as an asylum seeker. In order to reduce the number of asylum seekers in Denmark, the government decided to reduce the refugees’ economic support with 50 percent. Diyar Molaei is both positive and negative about this:
“This decision can have a positive dimension, because it makes refugees go to work, but on the condition that this policy encompasses all Denmark people – and not only refugees. Otherwise, this decision is the sight of apartheid and to the detriment of democracy that is the column of Denmark.”