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Sweden is feeling the strain as number of asylum seekers soar

But the country is now in turmoil – gaining a grim reputation for sex attacks – as it attempts to absorb huge numbers of migrants coming to Europe to seek asylum. Violence and crime is rife with police admitting to several “no-go” zones. For years Sweden saw itself as a “humanitarian superpower” – making its mark not by fighting wars ...

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Germany wants asylum seekers sent back to Greece

Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister was quoted as saying Sunday. “I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again… we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers” later in October, Interior Minister ...

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Danish nationalists hand out cans of ‘anty refuge spray’

The nationalist Danes’ Party elicited strong reactions went it took to the streets of Haderslev to hand out cans of what it called ‘refugee spray’. The party, which was founded by a former Neo-Nazi and wants to see all non-Western immigrants kicked out of Denmark, put labels on cans of hair spray reading ‘Refugee Spray: Legal [and] effective’. The party’s ...

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Hungary PM suggests giant Muslim migrant city in Libya

The European Union should set up a “giant refugee city” on the Libyan coast to process African Muslim asylum seekers before they reach Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said. Mr Orban, who has taken a hardline stance against migration, suggested a new Libyan government run the camp. He made the remarks at a Vienna summit of European and ...

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Asylum seekers leaving Sweden in record numbers

As the refugee crisis gripped Europe and its Nordic neighbors, politicians and leaders were forced to wrestle with new laws and provisions to stop the influx of migrants arriving on their territory, or at least cope with it. In 2015, Germany opened up its doors and borders to almost a million refugees, while Sweden imposed strict identity checks for all railway passengers arriving ...

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Sweden could call police to evict failed asylum seekers

Sweden’s migration authority (Migrationsverket) could be given the power to call in police to evict failed asylum seekers no longer entitled to use their accommodation, following a new government proposal. An amendment made to Swedish asylum laws on June 1st means that adults without children who have received a final rejection on their asylum application are no longer entitled to ...

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Sweden: Fewer than 500 of 163,000 asylum seekers found jobs

Of almost 163,000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden last year, less than 500 landed a job, according to a report by a Swedish public broadcaster. Using figures from Sweden’s employment agency Arbetsförmedlingen and migration authorities Migrationsverket, SVT reported on Tuesday that 494 asylum seekers who arrived in 2015 have managed to find a job to support themselves while ...

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Swedish Mother Opens Up Home To Refugee Who Promptly Assaults Her Daughter

A Swedish mother decided it would be a good idea to open up her home to a male refugee from Eritrea, and so she kicked her daughter out of her room to make space. That refugee then In the summer of 2015, a mother of three children in Sweden brought two third world asylum seekers into her home. To make ...

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Austria passes emergency law allowing asylum-seekers to be turned away at the border

The Austrian parliament adopted a new asylum law on Wednesday that will allow the government to declare a “state of emergency” over the migrant crisis and reject almost all asylum-seekers at the border. The measure will leave Austria with some of the toughest asylum laws in Europe. It comes after a far-Right candidate, Norbert Hofer, won the first round of the country’s presidential ...

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