Government criticises Moderate migration cuts as counter productive
The government has criticised the Moderate Party plans to cut money for the Migration Agency, saying it could be counterproductive and lead to higher costs.
Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson also hopes to cut migration costs, as fewer people come to Sweden than during the crisis of 2015. But she says to news agency TT the Moderates are going too far, and too little money for the Migration Agency could mean it takes longer to deal with migration cases, and new arrivals take longer to get settled in Sweden.
The other party in government, the Greens, have criticised the Moderate budget plans for benefits cuts. Finance Markets Minister Per Bolund says "It is clear this is a proposal which leads to increased economic divisions in society. It taxes those who have the lowest incomes and makes tax cuts that above all benefit those with high incomes."