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 9 April to 8 May 2016.

Today, Thursday 7 April, the Swedish Government decided to prolong internal border controls again, from 9 April up to and including 8 May 2016. The Government's assessment is that the conditions on which the earlier decisions were taken still apply.

– The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls until 8th of May. Our authorities make the same assessment as previously regarding how order and security could be affected if we abolish the controls, says Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs.

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

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