Government to invest in language learning for immigrant mothers

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If you're a foreign-born woman in Sweden and planning to be on maternity leave next year, the government wants to help you learn Swedish.

Their proposal aims to get more immigrant mothers into work through language development. And the government has earmarked SEK 65 million for the project, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson tells Swedish Television News on Tuesday.

The language push will be presented in the autumn budget next week. Andersson says the government plans to boost its spending on the project to SEK 80 million in 2021 and 2022.

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