Sweden introduces border controls for refugees

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Refugees headed for Scandinavia wait on a bus at the seaport of Rostock, Germany, before catching the ferry to Trelleborg, Sweden, late 05 November 2015. Europe is contending with the biggest migration flows since World War II, with more than 750,000 migrants and asylum seekers arriving by sea this year. Many of them come from war-torn Syria.

Swedish authorities imposed temporary border controls to address the migration influx, as police believes that there is a threat against public order


Sweden introduced today temporary border controls at Oresund bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark, and at ferry terminals in southern Sweden where many asylum seekers arrive from Germany.

Yesterday evening, Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman told reporters that the government was advised to introduce the border controls by the appropriate authorities. “A record number of refugees are arriving in Sweden. The migration office is under strong pressure... and the police believe there is a th...


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