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Sweden has now fulfilled its commitment to the EU’s decision of 2015 that member states should take asylum seekers from Greece and Italy. 3,045 people have arrived here from the middle of June 2017 to the beginning of January 2018.
“Those who have come here have been very happy. They have been well looked after following a long and hard wait,” says Louise Weber, who has been leading the Swedish Migration Agency’s work on this assignment.
By mid-2018, those who applied for asylum prior to 2017 will have received a decision in their cases.
“We have now created the right conditions for working differently, in a way that utilises the agency’s full capabilities. We have settled a quarter of a million asylum cases over the last three years”, says Mikael Ribbenvik, Director-General of the Swedish Migration Agency.
- 2/20/2018 The Swedish refugee quota has increased from 1,900 to 5,000 places since 2016. Sweden is now the third largest recipient country. This year too, the focus of the quota is on refugees from Syria. In addition, large groups are to arrive from East Africa and along the central Mediterranean route in North Africa.