EU's Shared Responsibility Important to Tackle Migrant Crisis - Swedish PM

© REUTERS / Alkis KonstantinidisA Syrian refugee couple carry their belongings as refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Nissos Rodos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 13, 2016
A Syrian refugee couple carry their belongings as refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Nissos Rodos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 13, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The settlement of the ongoing migrant crisis should be jointly established and agreed on the EU level, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It is not enough to provide refugees with shelter, but education and employment should be managed properly, the minister added.

"We have to find a way to cooperate, finally it is about shared responsibility. If we share responsibility we can handle it," Lovfen said in an Saturday interview with the Euronews TV channel.

A translator shows documents to Afghan migrants during a roam by members of The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA), at the Jules Ferry reception centre near the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, on January 14, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The recently introduced restrictive measures are the consequences of the European failure to jointly and properly tackle the crisis as cohesion to get the situation under control "was not really recognizable in Europe," Lovfen said.

Europe is struggling to find a solution to a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Many of them seek to reach wealthy European states, such as Germany, Austria and Sweden.

The EU border agency Frontex detected over 1.83 million illegal border crossings in 2015, in contrast to some 283,000 in 2014.

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