Anna Kinberg Batra (M). Foto: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman
Anna Kinberg Batra. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman

Moderates want new political deal on migration

The leader of the conservative Moderate Party, Anna Kinberg Batra, wants a new cross-party deal to improve the country's refugee reception.

Kinberg Batra wants the Migration Agency to be able to put up tents or other temporary accommodation without having to wait for building permits. She argues that this would also mean that fewer building plans get appealed.

"The situation in Malmö is desperate. People are sleeping on floors, and some even outdoors, and it's only getting colder. Under these circumstances, it doesn't make sense that it takes months to get a building permit," Kinberg Batra says.

Kinberg Batra also says that they want Sweden to follow the Dublin convention and send back refugees who come from Denmark and Germany and let them apply for asylum there instead.

"It's unacceptable that not all European countries follow the Dublin convention, but the solution can't be that Sweden is the only country that does," says Kinberg Batra.

A spokesperson from the government tells Swedish Radio News that they plan to invite the four centre-right opposition parties to talks shortly.

The previous deal on migration was hashed out about a month ago and included more than 20 proposals to improve the country's refugee reception.

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