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  • 12 January 2016

    Nearly 163,000 people sought asylum in Sweden in 2015

    Never before have Sweden received such a large number of asylum seekers in one year –163,000. That is almost double the amount that came in 1992 during the Balkan crisis. “It has been a very difficult autumn where our ability to handle the task has been tested to the absolute limit. We managed it thanks to magnificent efforts by our co-workers”, says the Swedish Migration Agency's Director-General Anders Danielsson.

  • 9 November 2015

    Anders Danielsson: Cross-party agreement positive achievement

    The government and the alliance parties reached an agreement on migration and integration policy on Friday 23 October. "The cross-party agreement that has been reached is a positive achievement. We at the Migration Agency will now study how it will affect us," says Director General of the Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson.

  • 5 November 2015

    Prognosis very uncertain – EU actions crucial

    The recent surge in the number of people seeking asylum in Europe is historic. Since the end of July, thousands of people arrive in the EU every day, through Turkey to Greece and then through the western Balkans. This situation puts unprecedented and huge demands on both EU cooperation and on Sweden's ability to accept all the people who seek asylum here.