Swedish Government proposes measures to create respite for refugee reception ⋆

Swedish Government proposes measures to create respite for refugee reception



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Stefan Löfven

 

The Swedish Government wants to temporarily adjust the asylum regulations to the minimum level in the EU so that more people choose to seek asylum in other EU countries.

The government proposes these measures because Sweden is going through the worst refugee situation since the Second World War, and Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has raised the alarm that important public services cannot cope with the strain. Sweden can no longer guarantee a roof over the head of those who make their way into the country, and in the last week people have had to sleep outdoors.

Measures proposed by the Government

The Swedish legislation will be temporarily brought into line with the minimum requirements in international conventions and EU law.

  1. Temporary residence permits for all persons in need of protection except quota refugees.
  2. Quota refugees will continue to receive permanent residence permits.
  3. Limited right to family member immigration for persons in need of protection with temporary residence permits.
  4. Tougher maintenance requirements.
  5. Persons otherwise in need of protection will not be entitled to a residence permit.
  6. The provision on residence permits on grounds of exceptionally/particularly distressing circumstances will be replaced by a provision allowing a residence permit to be granted on humanitarian grounds in certain very limited exceptional cases.

Furthermore, Sweden will soon introduce ID checks on all modes of public transport to Sweden. This will mean the ID checks already in place will be supplemented by ID checks on the ferry between Helsingör and Helsingborg as well as on trains and bus traffic across the Öresund Bridge.



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