Measures to tackle the refugee crisis

Sweden and Europe are in the midst of an enormous task in providing security to people fleeing war, persecution and oppression. The Swedish asylum system is facing major challenges, as the number of people who have sought asylum in Sweden has increased dramatically.

In this serious situation, the Government, the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats have agreed on necessary measures to reinforce capacity in Sweden’s reception of asylum seekers and strengthen the introduction of new arrivals.

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The aim of these measures is to create decent and orderly reception and better introduction, and to mitigate the cost increases. More countries must do more to offer people protection. Sweden will stand up for the right of asylum. In times of crisis, this is more important than ever. People fleeing war and oppression must be able to obtain protection in Sweden.

The implementation of the agreed measures will be followed up jointly.