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Sweden’s Green Party: Advocate for more generous immigration policy

Sweden needs to introduce a generous immigration policy again. That was the message from Isabella Lovin of the Green (Environment) Party during Ekot’s party leadership inquiry yesterday. By – Elodie Lewis After the refugee/asylum crisis of 2015, Sweden introduced a stronger immigration policy, including temporary residence permits instead of permanent permits. But the Green Party wants to go back to the ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National Interest Magazine

Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about your expectations and goals in dealing with Secretary Tillerson? Sergey Lavrov: Well, after the American ...

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Russian Foreign Minister mocks Löfven’s ‘childish’ election interference fears

Sergey Lavrov has labelled Sweden’s Prime Minister “childish” for expressing fears over Russian influence in Sweden’s election next year. Via: thelocal.se In an interview with US magazine National Interest, Lavrov said there was “no proof” Russia was involved in the US elections or has interfered in Germany and France ahead of their respective elections this year.  He then said: “By the ...

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Sweden plans to crack down on gang crime

Nobody should have to live in fear of shootings or gang crime, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told reporters after a meeting with the government’s council on security politics on Thursday morning.  Via: thelocal.se  “Common strategies against organized crime are needed. Nobody should have to fear shootings where they live or organized crime,” he said. “Criminals should be worried and sleep poorly ...

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Rattled by Russia, Sweden to Bring Back Conscription

Sweden plans to bring back military conscription to counter Russia’s military buildup in the Baltic Sea, in a move that underscores how tensions are mounting along Europe’s borders with the nuclear superpower.  Via: bloomberg.com The decision by the government in Stockholm means that some 13,000 young men and women born from 1999 onward will be called for enrollment from July 1, ...

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Sweden bribed its way to a seat in the UN Security Council

In a few days, Sweden will be occupying a seat at the UN Security Council, including the chairmanship. This was the result of a hard campaign initiated in 2015 to gain endorsement among the voting governments. For that purpose, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs spent expended 27 million SEK. The operation included the invitation to Stockholm, of UN ambassadors ...

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