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 Sweden Democrats have backed up the Conservatives' crusade to put an end to so-called "honor culture" permeating Swedish suburbs and stressed that they are prepared to go as far as expulsion to tackle it.
With Finland experiencing record-low birth rates, Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho believes automation and digitalization will be able to offset adverse demographic trends in the Western world.
While an average citizenship request takes progressively more time to process, the Danish government is poised to make it still harder to obtain Danish citizenship. The previous tightening has resulted in a drop in the number of Muslim citizens.
Assault and threats, as well as property crimes, sex crimes and offences against migrant center staff are the most common offences for which asylum seekers are suspected, according to a pioneering survey by Finnish police. In 62 percent of the cases, the suspects were Iraqi citizens.
Ninety-nine out of the 112 people convicted of group rape in Sweden have a foreign background, a recent survey by the tabloid daily Aftonbladet has revealed. For years, ethnic profiling has been a taboo in the Scandinavian country, but recent surveys of this kind have started to emerge.
A survey by the European Commission has put Sweden in the lead EU-wise when it comes to the percentage of citizens dissatisfied with immigration politics. With three-quarters of Swedes believing that immigration has failed, it is unsurprising that this issue has become the focal point of the political debate prior to the upcoming general election.
Inger Støjberg has lashed out against what she claimed to be widespread cheating among migrants and refugees, which is aimed at securing various benefits and often goes unpunished.
A scuffle between local pensioners and a gang of youngsters caught on video has gone viral, becoming one of the most shared videos in Sweden.
Sweden, which already has some of the world's highest taxes, may well see them rise further, should unemployment among the "new Swedes" remain at an equally problematic level, national economists have warned. Currently, a staggering half of all newcomers remain unemployed after eight years in Sweden.
The Church of Norway, which is experiencing an unprecedented decline in membership figures, has called for open borders in a world with a record high number of refugees.
The Norwegian government aims to give immigration authorities the right to demand the DNA testing of persons claiming that they are related to Norwegian citizens in the family immigration process. Previously, cluster sampling revealed cheating in about 40 percent of cases.
The newly founded party seeking to dethrone the Sweden Democrats as the mouthpiece for right-wing beliefs is appealing to anti-immigrant voters by pledging mass deportations. Being the only one to suggest such a thing in the Nordic country, the party has seen a major influx of members in the past few weeks alone.
The school explained its unorthodox move as being in line with the recent trends in education prioritizing analytical skills above facts. Another reason is the rising percentage of non-Swedish pupils who have only spent several years in the Scandinavian country.
France flagged nearly 80,000 people as national security threats in a 2017 European police database, significantly more than any other country. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Niovi Vavoula, a legal scholar at Queen Mary University of London who studies how the database has been used.
The incident on the French-Italian border, where France’s guards entered Italian territory and inspected a local refugee camp, has cast a shadow over the relations between the two countries. French politician Guillaume Gontard told Sputnik that border issues have always been painful for the area.
Swedish Migration Board staff has been found to include people convicted of serious financial crimes, violent crimes and even sexual abuse of their clients, which has been party attributed to the cancelation of a "black list" for reasons pertaining to human rights.
The abductions described as "systematic betrayal" persist in asylum-related circles and are often carried out with the intention of concluding forced marriages or indoctrinating a child with their "own" culture and religion in order to prevent them from becoming Swedes.
The Nordic nation is one of the EU countries with the least number of available jobs in professions with low or no educational requirements, which doesn't rhyme particularly well with the new wave of immigration, where the skills are very low, resulting in increased gaps between the newcomers and the native-born.
Kent Ekeroth suggested that Sweden could learn from the Hungarians, whom he praised for holding their own culture and European values in high esteem. Ironically, this step would make the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrat an immigrant himself.
Following the crackdown on ghettos announced earlier this month, the Danish government is taking further steps towards tightening demands on immigrants. Denmark's hardline Integration Minister Inger Støjberg called on the "newcomers" to learn Danish - or fork out for interpreting services.
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