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.
Former Conservative Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is known for his active pro-immigration stance, as part of which he once urged his compatriots to "open their hearts" and welcome more immigrants. His relentless campaign to make Sweden a "humanitarian superpower," however, has provoked a cheeky reply from the Sweden Democrats.
The percentage of non-Western immigrants' descendants who hold democracy in high esteem is falling, whereas more of their peers are prepared to override Danish law for other customs and traditions, a new Integration Barometer in Denmark's capital Copenhagen has shown.
LONDON (Sputnik) – The Hungarian Government has repeatedly criticized the European Union’s migrant policy, and defied the union by not adhering to the migrant quota it set out for each individual member state.
Current Finnish legislation doesn't limit the number of attempts to secure refugee status, an opportunity widely utilized by some asylum seekers, many of whom have claimed asylum multiple times. However, changes are underway, but may take a year to implement.
Residents of one of the Nordic nation's oldest retirement homes will have to move, as no fewer than 60 homes for "new Swedes" will be established.
A Danish historian and politician has ventured that problems with integrating "third world immigrants" are insoluble, hence the best bet is to return them to their home countries and continue to "pay them off" to stay there.
In France, almost 80 percent of Iraqi asylum seekers were accepted in 2016. In Finland, which is more mindful of the refugee inflow, the corresponding figure was only about 20 percent, prompting Iraqis to go off the grid, raising legal questions.
Swedish Christian Democrats leader Ebba Busch Thor stressed the importance of common values, arguing that the recent refugee influx had caught the Nordic nation unawares; as she put it, her country has been devoted to "dissolving the norms" instead of stressing the importance of uniting ethics.
To be able to understand the charges is the inherent right of any defendant. As more people of foreign background appear in court, the need for interpreting increases. A single case, in which the defendants cannot speak Swedish, can set the state coffers back a whopping $250,000, which leads to a doubling of total expenses.
The plan, presented by eight ministers, involves a series of drastic measures, such as doubling penalties for ghetto dwellers and inciting protests in the affected areas.
Given the fact that the organization operates under the "diversity is strength" banner and all of the founders are of foreign origin, it is no surprise that it relies mainly on support from fellow immigrants. However, the party's been off to a troublesome start.
At the height of the 2015 migrant crisis, Sweden's Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven argued that there was "no limit" to how many refugees the Nordic country could take in. Now, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson has called migration one of Sweden's biggest challenges, signaling a change in the party's rhetoric.
Ever since 2011, Baghdad has refused to accept Iraqi nationals whose asylum applications in Denmark have been rejected. Unless the Iraqi government does not change course, Danish aid will be cut, according to a recent proposal.
The steep increase in the number of "new arrivals" in recent years has triggered the need for early and clear information about Swedish society, as well as its values.
Sweden has become more or less synonymous with its generous immigration policy and was even voted the best nation in the world for immigrants. However, this still isn't good enough, as the Nordic nation, which took in the most asylum seekers per capita at the height of the 2015 migrant crisis, has come under fire from the Council of Europe.
"Our goal is that Denmark does not end up like Sweden," a Danish Liberal politician said in an interview with Swedish television, warning of a neighbor nation that is beginning to resemble the Middle East.
A renowned Swedish whistleblower policeman has once again been accused of racism for merely suggesting a link between the mass immigration of the past decade and the burgeoning gang rape problem.
The Nordic country's new-minted Interior Minister is ready to take in as many as 10,000 refugees, which is ten times Finland's share of today - if the EU agrees on a common solution.
The party, whose former leader once called on Swedes to "open their hearts" in order to accept more refugees and allow the Nordic nation to become a "humanitarian superpower," hascalled for a survey on immigration costs and admitted that introducing an immigration ceiling is also an option.
Hundreds of people registered or living in Sweden are involved in polygamist relations, despite the fact that polygamy is outlawed in the Nordic country. Although first reported at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, little has been done since to address the practice described as degrading to women.
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