Proposal: Immigrants on benefits must take Swedish classes

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The government proposes that all immigrants who are on basic welfare benefits "försörjningsstöd" must also take Swedish lessons.

The proposal is part of the compromises that the Social Democrats and Greens signed with the Liberal and Center parties in order to get their support to form a government after the 2018 election.

Social Democrat minister for health and social affairs Lena Hallengren says that by placing more demands on those who receive this welfare payment it will increase the incentive to learn Swedish and hence lead to faster integration, and hopefully a job.

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