EU countries must share responsibility for refugees, Sweden insists

11 Mar 2014

‘EurActiv’ reports that the Swedish minister for migration has urged the European Commission to act against countries that do not follow EU rules when it comes to shared responsibility for accepting refugees. 90% of asylum seekers in the EU are currently dealt with by only nine countries. Out of the 80,000 Syrians who have sought protection in Europe so far, more than 50,000 have gone to Sweden and Germany alone. For Sweden, which has seen a growing influx of asylum seekers, the main challenges are to provide child care, education and housing for the asylum seekers.


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