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Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden swings right

Swedes voted on Sunday in an election dominated by fears over asylum seekers and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values. By – Simon Johnson & Johan Sennero Right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by ...

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From Sweden to Brexit, immigration is the issue dividing Europe

The message is glaring from Sweden’s election result. There is one dominant issue in Europe’s politics at present, and it is immigration. It rules in Italy and Germany. It rules in Hungary and Austria. It rules from Serbia to Scandinavia. It dominates every meeting of the leaders of the EU. It obsesses the United Kingdom, except there it cloaks itself in the euphemism of “reaching trade agreements ...

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Sweden is starting to talk about leaving the EU

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government in a vote that many commentators believe is the most contentious in decades. By – Will Martin The election is likely to see a strong performance from the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing, anti-immigration party with historical associations with the country’s neo-Nazi movement. It is expected to finish among the ...

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Sweden’s ruling party hits election low as far right grows

Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain. By – AP Scroll 4Video After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the center-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote ...

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Jimmie Akesson, the architect of Sweden’s Right rising

Sweden Democrats leader says he purged his party of neo-Nazis but critics say he merely changed the party’s official rhetoric. By – Hélène Dauschy Jimmie Akesson, the head of the far-right Sweden Democrats, is a charismatic speaker who has succeeded in attracting mainstream voters with his efforts to cleanse the party of its neo-Nazi roots. With his Sweden Democrats tipped to ...

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Malmö pulled back ‘Democracy Ambassadors’ Promoting for Vote in Wake of Shootings

With the general election just around the corner, authorities in Malmö have chosen to take precautions against possible gun violence at the expense of voters’ turnout. By – Europe  The authorities of the southern Swedish city of Malmo have called back as many as 163 so-called “democratic ambassadors” after the youngsters, who moved around the area instructing the locals on the importance of turning up at the upcoming vote, ...

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Nationalist vote set to shatter Swedish calm

Sweden has long enjoyed a reputation for moderation and balance, but is its political landscape about to change dramatically with Sunday’s election, the tightest race in decades? By – Maddy Savage Scroll 4Video  The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are on course to become Sweden’s second-biggest party, after a campaign that has focused on migration and integration. “They have the most things that ...

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87,000 New residence permits for Muslim so far this year

So far this year, nearly 87,000 new residence permits have been granted in Sweden. Here is the latest statistics from the Swedish Migration Board. By – Brünnhilde As cars continue to set on fire, so is the Muslim immigration continues it’s way to Sweden. During week 35, a total of 458 people ask for asylum in Sweden, an increase of 94 people compared ...

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Sweden’s Left Party’s Ties to Terror Groups

On his Facebook page, Said Hadrous praises the Samer Issawi, a member of the DFLP terrorist group who was convicted in Israel of possession of explosives and attempted murder. By – Tobias Petersson In a post on Facebook on August 29, Lars Adaktusson, a Swedish member of the European Parliament for the Christian Democrats, said that the EU should designate the ...

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Last weekend in Sweden: More then 40 cars set on fire at Västerås and Uppsala

In Uppsala, dozens of cars were set on fire in a couple areas. The first fire was lit on Salama’s hill  where two cars were set on fire, Fire spread to near cars. When this was extinguished, a new fire  Flames was obtained in Stenhain where Molotov cocktails were thrown in a car. By – Brünnhilde Gustavsberg and Helsingborg’s youth set on fire cars as a ...

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