Party leaders' meeting on the refugee crisis pushed back

A meeting among all parliamentary party leaders, except the Sweden Democrats’ Jimmie Åkesson, on the European refugee crisis has been postponed to Thursday.

The emergency meeting, called by Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven, was scheduled for Wednesday, news agency TT reports. 

But, according to government press secretary Helena Hellström Gefwert, schedule conflicts have caused the delay.

According to the prime minister's press office, Löfven will brief the party leaders on the outcome of his talks with Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and Austria’s chancellor Werner Faymann, as well as on Sweden's response to the current crisis.