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    Sweden extended on Thursday the temporary border control with the countries of the Schengen Area until February 8, according to a statement published on the government's website.

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — "Today, on Thursday, January 7, the government decided to extend the internal border controls from January 10 to February 8," the statement reads.

    The border checks in Sweden were initially introduced on November 12 for a 10-day period but have been repeatedly prolonged by the government due to an influx of refugees to the country.

    On December 17, 2015, the Swedish parliament approved a law on mandatory control of documents of travelers arriving to Sweden from the Schengen zone countries.

    On Monday, Sweden imposed identity checks on people arriving in the country from Denmark in order to reduce the refugee arrivals.

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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

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