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.
- Fears crackdown.
- 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.
- Ombudsman: Some children said they felt like they were in prison during the conversation(1:16 min) (1:16 min)Long wait times.
Children seeking asylum in Sweden receive inadequate support, according to a report by the Ombudsman for Children (BO).
Out of the EU countries with temporary permission to carry out internal border controls, Sweden by far carries out the most ID checks.
- Refugee crisis of 2015
A Malmö church minister says his congregation could have looked after more asylum seekers, for longer, if the government hadn't stepped in.
- End of populist wave.
Swedish politicians of both centre-right and centre-left on Wednesday welcomed the Dutch election results as a sign that the populist parties which have recently gained strength in Europe can be defeated.
- Organised volunteers.
Eight out of ten Church of Sweden congregations helped asylum seekers during the refugee crisis in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report.
- Nour and Ibrahim.
Six years ago today, pro-democracy protests broke out in Syria. The events sparked a bloody war that caused millions to flee, among them Nour Rashdan and Ibrahim Muhanna.
- An important asset.
A new government report on Sweden's handling of the 2015 refugee crisis highlighted the important role played by volunteers and civil society groups.
- For employers errors.
Many non-EU citizens working in the IT sector in Sweden are worried that they will be deported because of minor mistakes with their work permits. Since this issue was first reported, several worried work-permit holders shared their stories and concerns with Radio Sweden.
- Eritrean in Sweden: People would call me in the middle of the night looking for a place to stay.(9:20 min) (9:20 min)Government report.
Government investigators will release their findings from a management review report on Sweden's handling of the 2015 refugee crisis on Thursday afternoon.
- Top concern.
One out of every five Swedes sees violence and crime as the most worrying issue facing society today, according to a survey from the polling company Sifo.