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The – right poised for big wins in Sweden election

Riding a wave of anti-immigration feeling, the Sweden Democrats are heading for gains but are unlikely to be in government unless other parties end a boycott of the SD By – Gaël Branchereau The anti-immigration far-right is expected to soar in Sweden’s September 9 general election, capitalizing on voter discontent as Swedes punish traditional parties over immigration, integration and health care. ...

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Sweden’s pensioners ranked poorest in the Nordic countries

Pensioners in Sweden are currently ranked the most poor throughout the Nordic region according to figures from Eurostat, states  By – Brünnhilde  Sweden also holds the record for the highest number of pensioners living in poverty compared to the average number in the EU. The appalling statistics were revealed by Eurostat statistical institute, which defines poverty as “people with an ...

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Swedish Housing Minister demands that municipalities give immigrants boundless priority to housing

Lidingö municipality has terminated hundreds of immigrants as tenants from their permanent contracts. This because the benefit of housing only applies during the first two so-called “years of establishment” after an immigrants’ arrival.  By – Brünnhilde However, housing minister Peter Eriksson (MP) does not agree. Swedish municipalities have chosen to interpret the so-called settlement law differently. The act forces municipalities to ...

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355,000 Swedish pensioners below the poverty line

Older people in Sweden are at greater risk of living as poor retirees. As many as 355,000 are already below the poverty line, according to your money. Via:  It is figures from Eurostat that show that hundreds of thousands of older Swedes, namely 355,000 pensioners, live below what is considered to be the poverty line. In percentages, 18.2 percent of those 65 ...

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