A major migration crisis has been ongoing in European countries in the course of the last few years, with many of them struggling to cope with the growing influx of migrants.
Abuse and threats of violence against the Swedish Migration Board staff has radically increased, in lockstep with the number of rejections. Among other things, female employees report being stalked and threatened with rape. The Migration Board itself explains the applicants' violent behavior with "frustration."
In a bid to embrace multiculturalism and promote inclusion, Sweden has launched children's books that educate pre-school kids on issues such as multiple wives and traditional Islamic clothing.
A Helsinki nurse was recently caught on a YouTube video explaining her hostile attitudes toward patients with immigrant backgrounds. This disturbing scoop has triggered a hot debate on issues such as racism and xenophobia in the Nordic country.
The Swedish Liberal Party in the city of Trollhättan wants to ban hijabs in the public sector. The proposal is only part of the measures presented in criticism of the municipality's integration policy in the city recently plagued by gang crime and vandalism.
The group Ung i Sverige (Young in Sweden), which has previously organized Afghan sit-ins in Stockholm, is launching courses in Persian and Dari for Swedes in an attempt to facilitate the integration of new arrivals from the Middle East, even while the government steps up its repatriation program.
A 32-year-old Syrian citizen previously caught on camera posing with dead bodies has been sentenced to eight months in a Swedish prison for severe violations of human rights. Nevertheless, the prosecutor's deportation request was denied to due to the risk of torture in his country of origin.
Despite clearly contradicting Swedish law, underage immigrant wives have been repeatedly allowed to stay with their husbands by Sweden's local municipalities, which defend their decisions by citing humanitarian issues.
The Norwegian government claims to have reached millions of potential asylum seekers with its international awareness campaign. Depicting the local population as xenophobes was one of the tools used.
A Syrian polygamist and his family have been handed three seaside homes in Sweden, despite the Nordic country suffering from a severe housing crisis. Many locals see this as abuse of hospitality.
With the percentage of Muslims in Sweden having grown exponentially over the past several decades, it's been only a matter of time for the first Muslim party, Jasin, to pop up in the Nordic country's political spectrum.
Swedish authorities, which have long denied any connection whatsoever between the influx of migrants and the unparalleled surge of sexual attacks, seem to have tacitly admitted the problem by releasing a "sex guidebook" teaching immigrants the basic rules of consensual sex.
Gone are the days when Sweden was considered one of the world's safest countries. The everyday situation in Sweden has become so dangerous that even personnel at Swedish hospitals have to fear for their lives.
Plagued with rising crime and gang violence, and concerned about the threat of terrorism, Denmark has decided to employ its armed forces as border controls and guarding duties in order to release more police officers for other work.
Being a clerk at Sweden's Migration Board is anything but a cakewalk due to vast workloads and occupational hazards. For instance, some of the asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected choose to track down the Migration Board employees responsible.
Finland has recently seen a rise in the number of Muslim asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity. Despite the fact that the conversion has most often taken place after a refusal, the Church of Finland has faith that they are telling the truth.
In case the ECJ urges Poland to accept refugees within the country, Poland will refuse to accept this decision, country's Foreign Minister said in terms of European prolonged migration crisis.
The number of suspected cases of human trafficking in Sweden continues to rise. Most often, the victims are sexually exploited or used as an illegal labor force.
Sweden has long been seen as a Nordic bastion of domestic safety and social security. That situation has begun to change, as the Scandinavian nation seems to be poised to become the European leader in the number of shootings. If the current trend persists it may come to rival Mexico in that category.
The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled to dismiss Slovak and Hungarian actions against the mandatory quotas for resettlement of refugees.
Sweden's much anticipated refugee project in Morocco has come to an abrupt end after Germany notoriously pulls out of the project. Sweden and Germany were to jointly finance refugee homes in Morocco in order to repatriate more rejected Moroccan refugees, many of whom were known to pose a serious threat to society at large.
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