The camp in Högdalen. Photo: SVT

EU-migrants to be evicted from camp in Högdalen

The EU-migrants who have been staying at a tent camp in Stockholm suburb of Högdalen will have to move. On Wednesday afternoon, the City of Stockholm formally requested their immediate eviction, the daily Dagens Nyheter reports.

People have been staying for a few years on the site, in tents, sheds, cars and caravans. Forty people are mentioned in the eviction documents. The youngest is seventeen years old. According to Dagens Nyheter they are "vulnerable Romanians" who during the day are begging on the streets of Stockholm, or working as street musicians.

The reason given for the eviction is that the people are occupying the grounds illegally, and that they have committed environmental crimes as well as illegally tapped power lines.

According to Dagens Nyheter, the eviction request arrived at the Enforcement Office after the staff there had left for the day. It is unclear when the eviction will take place.

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