Tobias Billström

Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
Ministry of Justice

"Asylum and migration issues are global and Sweden must work activly to put these issues on the agenda. We must make it easier for people who want to come to Sweden to work here."

Labour immigration

"People who want to come to Sweden to work will be able to do so. Labour immigration gives individuals the opportunity to realise their dreams, and provides resources for developing Swedish welfare." Labour immigration

Agreement on migration policy

"The Government has reached an agreement with the Green Party that Sweden will have a humane asylum policy and be a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution and oppression. At the same time, people who want to come to Sweden to work will be able to do so. Through this agreement, the Government and the Green Party take joint responsibility for overall Swedish asylum and migration policy." Migration and asylum policy

Contact Tobias Billström

Anna Erhardt Press Secretary to Tobias Billström
Office work +46 8 405 12 90
Mobile cell +46 70 574 14 71

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The ministers interviewed: Tobias Billström

Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström talks about his involvement in politics, which began when he was at upper secondary school. In the film, Mr Billström outlines the most important challenges facing migration policy. Continuing to create good order in asylum processes is one of these.

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Sweden chairs GFMD for the period 2013-2014


The Global Forum on Migration and Development is an intergovernmental platform for dialogue and began in 2007 to deepen international dialogue and enhance cooperation between states in the areas of migration and development.