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Proposal To Help Children Taken From Sweden

Published torsdag 16 februari 2006 kl 11.34
The proposal would make it easier for children to be issued a passport with out parental consent

Swedish authorities want to make it easier for children taken out of this country against their will to return.

Minister for Public Health and Social Services Morgan Johansson’s proposal would make it easier for children to be issued a passport, as well as financial support during the waiting period.

Currently Embassies are only allowed to issue passports to children if they have parental consent.

According to the Foreign Ministry some 45 children have been sent to their native homelands against their will, dropped off with relatives.

Often parents also take the child’s passport, making it impossible to leave the country.

Authorities believe that many of the children are sent away by parents who don’t agree with the Swedish way of life.

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