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Migration deal not a success, says Left Party

Published fredag 4 mars 2011 kl 10.10
Left Party leader Lars Ohly.

The agreement between the Green Party and the four government Alliance parties, on migration politics, is a political loss for the Greens, according to Lars Ohly, leader of the Left Party.

Compared to the Red-Green migration politics presented before last years election the Greens have failed to include some of the most important issues in the deal, he told Swedish Radio News.

“These are tiny steps in the right direction. It is the fourth migration court that should speed up the process, the knowledge about different countries at the Migration Board should improve,” he said.

“When it comes to the question of healthcare that is under investigation – and has been for a long time – when it comes to education it is the same thing. The current formulation is that they should extend the rights and not that everyone should get it.”

In addition, Ohly says, the deal says nothing about preventing deportations to war zones, protecting the rights of women or LGBT people.

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