The small Liberal Party wants to temporarily stop deportations to Afghanistan due to the security situation, but it is unclear whether the bigger opposition parties will support this move.
- Security fears.
- Preparation for deportation.
Staff working at migration detention centres say their workplaces have become more like prisons, and they are suffering.
- Investigated as possible theft.
The Migration Agency is investigating how 200 visas disappeared from a Swedish embassy, which was previously investigated for a series of wrongful visas issued to Afghan citizens.
- Rape risk.
The number of children seeking asylum in Europe has increased ten-fold since 2008 with many travelling unaccompanied, according to a new report by the United Nation’s Children Fund, UNICEF.
Amnesty International has accused Sweden of using bureaucratic hurdles to stop Syrians who have been granted asylum from exercising the right to bring their relatives to the country.
- Permanent residence.
Families of Syrians who have been given permanent residency in Sweden could wait two years to be reunited, according to a new investigation by Swedish Radio.
- Rare coincidence.
More than 300 people have been evacuated from in and around asylum centres in southern Sweden after three fires broke out in a single night.
- New legislation
The introduction of legislation, allowing asylum seekers to remain in the country to complete upper secondary schooling, is coming under growing criticism for being overly complicated, leaving asylum seeking students uncertain of their future.
- Discussions ahead of EU ministerial meeting
The Swedish government has indicated willingness to compromise on asylum policy, in a move that could speed an EU agreement before the summer, Swedish Radio News reports.
- President of teacher's union: This will make it possible for teachers to teach.(3:46 min) (3:46 min)Supported by teachers.
The National Teaching Union welcomes parliament's decision to extend temporary residency permits for young asylum seekers, even after the age of 18, so that they can finish their studies.
- Fears crackdown.
Sister Karin Johansson has been sheltering refugees at Alsike Kloster, a convent near Uppsala, since 1983. She is concerned that new government measures will force countless families into hiding.
- Raids and fines.
Sweden's government announced plans to give police the authority to raid workplaces across the country as part of a push to catch an estimated 33,000 rejected asylum seekers expected to go into hiding.
- Pension system report.
The first-ever figures comparing foreign-born and Swedish-born workers show that immigrants earning the same final salary will end up with lower pensions.
As Sweden grapples with getting record numbers of immigrants into work, government and business representatives met today at a seminar hosted in Stockholm by the Centre for Business and Policy Studies, (SNS), an independent think tank.
- 1 av 318-year-old Maya Joy from Syria checked the translations to Arabic for accuracy, and found that some translators had tried to distort some of the sensitive information. Credit: Karin Nilsson/Radio Sweden2 av 3Will also discuss gender equality.
Targeting newly-arrived teenagers, the website Youmo offers advice on sex, relationships, mental health, and gender equality.