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Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. Via: Johannes Hellstrom   The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for the system to be operational by 2025 ...

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Sweden has 65,000 nuclear shelters, Now it wants more.

Scandinavia may not be right in the path of a future nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea, but given the latest threats between the two countries, it’s not taking any chances. Via: Rick Noack Last month, Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize Committee handed a group dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons its award. Now, the Swedish government is looking into ...

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Sweden’s getting ready for the election-year information war

While the US debates to what extent Russia influenced its presidential election, a small country in northern Europe is already gearing up to fend off foreign interference in its next election. Via: Emma Löfgren  The debate about foreign interference in the US presidential election has dominated global news for the past year, including the recent release of a trove of social ...

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Over 1,000 unaccompanied children homeless in Malmö

There are more than 1,000 homeless children in Malmö city alone, reported by a survey from the municipality, according to Sydsvenskan. In addition, the figure increases rapidly. Via: friatider.se Last year there were 887 children who were homeless in Malmö. this last year, the figure risen sharply. Now there are over 1,000 unaccompanied children homeless in the city. This corresponds to one and a half percent ...

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Sweden’s Älmhult municipality Want to raise tax for Swedes – so that more immigrants can stay

The municipality council in Älmhult Eva Ballovarre (S) wants to raise the tax so that the municipality can afford to take care of all “unaccompanied refugee children”. In that case, several millions may be invested in the so-called children Via: friatider.se When so-called single-born refugees reach 18, it is no longer the responsibility of the municipalities to take care of them. Instead, ...

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Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

Sweden plans to use digital ‘geo-fences’ in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks. Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth hopes to introduce the ‘geo-fences’ in urban areas next year and which use technology that can digitally stop large vehicles  or reduce their speed. Via: Lee Roden  In April, a stolen van was used to mow down pedestrians on a Stockholm street ...

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Stockholm’s metro art sparks row

The Swedish capital’s metro, or tunnelbana, has been described as the world’s longest gallery, with art permanently on display at 90 of the 100 stations along the 68-mile tunnel system. The decades-old permanent works grapple with issues from women’s rights to inclusivity and deforestation. Via: Elle Hunt But a provocative new exhibit has proved particularly controversial among commuters, sparking debate about the role of ...

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Sweden: criticism of the Migration Courts

The fact that asylum assessments are now taking place in court has not increased the security of the assessments – on the contrary. It shows new research: asylum seekers are silenced during oral talks, judges have difficulty reporting their credibility assessments and the Migration Board’s processor is sitting on double chairs.  Via: Jaqueline Balcer Bedanarian For more than ten years, the ...

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Sweden paying millions to immigrants to leave the country

Record-hi  sums are paid to immigrants in Sweden to make them return to their home countries. Many of those returning are Afghans. So far this year, more than 67 million kronor have been paid in different return Funds. Via: svd.se So far this year, SEK 67 million has been paid in financial Funds to immigrants to get them to leave Sweden and ...

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The Swedish Democrats wants to place new Muslim immigrants in separate schools

The Swedish Democrats want new arrivals to be placed in special and separate schools. It writes SD Stockholm in its shadow budget. Via: friatider.se Stockholm Direkt report That the party recognize that immigrants are slowing down the classroom. As it today, newly arrived Arab immigrants enter the schools too early, say in  the Swedish Democrats in Stockholm, who, in their shadow budget, presented possible measures. ...

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