The European Union has approved the extension of border controls for another three months should Sweden want to continue them when they expire next month.
- Sweden undecided.
- Record number in 2015.
The Migration Agency has lowered its forecast again for how many people it expects to apply for asylum in Sweden both this year and next.
- Most from Syria.
The trial of three men accused of trying to smuggle refugees from Italy to Sweden began Monday.
- Due to end Nov. 12.
European Union leaders are open to allowing Sweden and other countries to extend their border checks for another six months, news agency TT reports.
- Pharmacist, architect, engineer and others.
Some 20 Swedish universities or university-colleges are adding more spots for foreign-born students to receive the supplemental training needed to put their skills to use here.
- I'm Alive.
When tens of thousands of refugees started arriving in Sweden last year, many carried with them a smart phone. The device was a vital resource and a new exhibit at the National Museum of Science and Technology looks at how it shaped the journeys of migrants to Europe.
- May be moved to another part of Sweden.
As the number of people seeking asylum in Sweden is falling, the Migration Agency is ending many temporary housing contracts, and this means disruption for children and families.
- Poor quality of housing criticised.
Tax money that should have been spent on food and housing for asylum seekers has been used to cover losses in spa and playground resorts, reveals a report seen by Swedish Radio.
- Rent out a room.
Stockholm City Council is asking people in the capital to open their homes and rent out a room or a flat to a newly arrived immigrant.
- Affects Denmark-Sweden commuters.
The Social Democrat-Green government wants to keep ID checks at Sweden's southern border, because of "serious threats against public order and inner security."
- 23 per cent are rejected.
Despite a commitment to fighting statelessness, Sweden often fails to grant citizenship to people without a country, because they cannot prove their identity.
- Benefits and housing removed.
Over a thousand people have gone into hiding after having their asylum application refused.
- Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.
The Swedish government has hailed a new repatriation agreement with Afghanistan as a success, as more people can be deported there, but Sweden's main NGO in Afghanistan says the effect may be to make the conflict worse.
- Finland, EU sign similar agreement.
Sweden signed an agreement with the Afghan government on Wednesday allowing it to repatriate failed asylum seekers back to the central Asian nation.
- Union critical of Migration Agency.
Those wanting to bring a partner or family members to Sweden from abroad are waiting for up to two years for a decision on a residence permit, over twice as long as the law dictates.