Swedish language requirement for permanent residency to be investigated

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  • The Government announced on Wednesday that it's setting up an investigation into what level of Swedish language skills and civic knowledge should be required for a person to be granted permanent residency.

  • Potential exemptions for those with difficulty learning languages, such as children and the very elderly, will also be investigated.

  • Integration and Migration Minister Anders Ygeman said the study was aimed at creating a more inclusive society.