COPENHAGEN, Immigration Minister Inger Stoejberg says "the effect is hopefully" fewer asylum-seekers, calling it "a very clear goal" for the new government, which took office Sunday.

In 2014, 15,000 people sought asylum in Denmark, twice as seen in 2013.

Stoejberg said Wednesday that a single person would get nearly 6,000 kroner ($900) a month instead of 10,850 kroner ($1,625), while a...