Archive: Anders Ygeman, Minister for Home Affairs

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Government decides to prolong internal border controls again

The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from 10 March to 8 April 2016.

Today, Thursday 3 March, the Swedish Government decided to prolong internal border controls again, from 10 March up to and including 8 April. The Government's assessment is that the conditions on which the earlier decisions were taken still apply.

"Europe has not managed to maintain its external borders. Until we see a joint European solution, Sweden will be forced to use short-term national measures. Internal border controls continue to offer us better control over who is entering the country and the possibility to maintain public order and domestic security," says Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman.

The Government intends to review whether there is still a need after 8 April to further prolong the internal border controls.

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