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.
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.
The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years' migrant crisis.
The Scandinavian nation's leading right-wing party's proposal to earmark SEK 1 billion ($110 million) for meeting the cost of repatriation has been presented as the most important integration measure of this year's election campaign.
Largely fueled by the recent statistics on immigrants' overrepresentation in rape cases, immigration has become one of the hottest issues in Sweden, making the upcoming general election exceptional in experts' opinion.
More Iraqi asylum seekers are marrying Finnish citizens in an attempt to obtain legal grounds to stay in the Nordic country, the Finnish Immigration Service Migri said, citing marriages of convenience as the most frequent reason for rejection.
Hundreds of unaccompanied children are believed to be missing, their fate unknown following a decision by Britain's Home Office to refuse young refugees from France the opportunity to join their families in the UK without telling them why.
The recent wave of asylum immigration from Muslim countries to Sweden has coincided with a tenfold increase in Islamist extremists identified by the country's security forces.
This is the second time the 35-year-old man, whose asylum application was rejected, has avoided deportation to his home country.
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