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.
The recent grooming scandal in northern Finland involving migrant gangs has spurred a debate on harsher penalties for non-Finnish sex criminals, with the Interior Ministry proposing a crackdown referring to the "Finnish sense of justice".
According to the Red Cross and other humanitarian organisations, underage migrants are often forced to sell sex in exchange for accommodation and other basic needs. Often, older people act as "sponsors", NGOs say.
In 2009, Norway was among Europe's most fruitful countries, with an estimated 1.98 children per woman. Since then, it has rapidly gone downhill, with fertility rates falling to an alarming 1.62 by 2017. Researchers have labelled the new trend toward smaller families as "Two is the new three".
While the right-wing Danish People's Party vigorously celebrated the decision, it was also reported that the island off Copenhagen's coast will first have to the cleared of swine fever and other dangerous diseases before the new inhabitants are sent there.
Pro-refugee protesters forming a human chain and chanting humanitarian slogans failed to stop the biggest deportation from Sweden in recent years.
If it hadn't been for 35 years of mass immigration, Denmark would have been better off and less exposed to crime, writers Mikkel Andersson and Niels Jespersen claim.
Unemployment in Norway is 3.5 times higher among immigrants than among native Norwegians, fresh statistical data says. As a consequence, immigrants rank first among welfare recipients.
In categories like "mafia" and "Islamist extremism," only 6 percent and 1.9 percent of the individuals were born in Sweden and had both parents born in the same country, a report that identified 15,000 people belonging to criminal or extremist milieus found. By contrast, Swedish media chose to trump up the "rise of the far-right narrative."
In its new campaign to offset an ongoing personnel crisis, the Swedish Police emphasized the importance of having police officers with a "mixed background."
A dramatic influx of asylum seekers has placed Georgians third behind only Syrians and Eritreans in terms of the number of asylum applications received by Denmark.
The Danish People's Party wants Denmark out of an agreement it believes undermines the nation's "social and cultural cohesion." Denmark's Immigration Minister, however, defended the agreement, while stressing that the government isn't in favor of importing more Africans.
The fact that 24 percent of Swedish residents have a foreign background isn't reflected in parliament, where individual parties have as few as three percent of non-Swedish MPs, which has triggered disparity concerns.
Despite assurances from Swedish politicians that the country's economy is going strong, Sweden is forecast to show the lowest GDP growth per capita in the entire EU, which in the future may affect wage development, municipal finances and pensions.
A Muslim politician little-known even within her own party has surprisingly made her way into the Swedish parliament owing to a clever campaign reaching out to fellow Somalis in their native language.
This past weekend, hundreds of participants gathered for the first "Resistance" demonstration in Sweden's most multicultural city. Despite Sweden constantly ranking among the most "migrant-friendly" nations, the members of the "Resistance" claim that their very existence in Sweden is being questioned.
A controversial street protest conducted by the now-disbanded anti-immigrant party has led to a belated prison sentence for racism, violation of the weapons act and spreading propaganda.
The unaccounted-for persons could have either continued to stay in Denmark illegally, left for another EU country or returned to their respective home countries altogether, triggering concern among Danish politicians.
The Tibetan leader, himself almost a lifetime refugee, shocked the country that during the 2015 migrant crisis took in the most refugees per capita by saying that refugees coming to Europe will have to return home someday.
Senior members of the Norwegian Progress Party have painted a morbid picture of their neighboring country, while simultaneously opening up for more cooperation with the right-wing Sweden Democrats, who are expected to punch well above their weight in the upcoming election.
The Norwegian government rejects human rights activists' claims that this step violates international rules and undermines integration efforts.
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