Archive: Anders Ygeman, Minister for Home Affairs

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Government decides to prolong internal border controls again

The Swedish Government decided today to prolong internal border controls from 9 February to 9 March 2016.

Today, the Swedish Government decided to prolong internal border controls again, from 9 February up to and including 9 March 2016. The Government's assessment is that the conditions on which the earlier decisions were taken still apply.

– Because of the internal border controls we now have better knowledge about who enters the country and are able to maintain order and security, says Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs.

The Government intends to review whether there is still a need after 9 March to further prolong the internal border controls.