PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Socialdemokraterne) has waded into the debate that has raged all summer concerning halal meat in public institutions and pork in the nation's daycare institutions.

In a series of interviews on Sunday, Thorning-Schmidt said that Danes should only go so far to accommodate religious customs.

"We need to remember in our zeal to welcome new citizens not to lose sight of our own culture," Thorning-Schmidt told DR Nyheder.

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