Migration and asylum
Sweden's migration policy comprises refugee and immigration policy, return policy, support for repatriation and the link between migration and development. It also includes global cooperation on these issues. This area also covers issues related to Swedish citizenship.
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Proposals to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for UK nationals in Sweden
In a memorandum, proposals are presented that aim to counter the most serious consequences of a no-deal Brexit for United Kingdom nationals currently living and working in Sweden. The proposals will only become relevant should the UK leave the European Union without an agreement on transition regulations being in place.
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Prime Minister to receive Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis
On Monday 6 March, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will be visiting for talks with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. During their talks, they will discuss current issues such as trade and increased growth, migration and security in our neighbourhood.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat visited Prime Minister Löfven
Earlier today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven welcomed Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, the current holder of the EU Presidency. The visit began with a joint wreath-laying ceremony at Olof Palme's grave.
Government decides to prolong internal border controls again
The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from 11 February to 10 May 2017.
EU leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation with Libya
Preventing the loss of lives in the Mediterranean was a top priority when EU leaders met at an informal summit in Valetta on 3 February.
Migration and future of EU on agenda as EU leaders meet in Malta
Migration, particularly the central Mediterranean route and Libya, will be the focus as EU leaders gather in the Maltese capital, Valletta, on 3 February for an informal meeting of heads of state or government.
Migration policy and EU future in focus during Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s past meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel
Sweden and Germany enjoy close cooperation both in the EU and bilaterally. Since becoming Prime Minister in 2014, Stefan Löfven has visited Germany several times for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Reforming EU migration policy has been high on the agenda since the Government took office and was also the focus of Mr Löfven's visit to Berlin in September 2015.
Hopes of stronger EU cooperation on security, climate and migration
In the midst of an extremely important time for the EU, Germany's Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Stockholm on 31 January for a meeting with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Brexit negotiations are due to begin, and a new asylum system will be put into place. Germany has a key role in both of these processes. Hans Dahlgren is State Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and he tells us more about the visit.
The Government helps municipalities place unaccompanied minors
The reception of large numbers of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in 2015 involved a considerable undertaking on the part of the municipalities to achieve a good long-term system of reception in which account is taken of children’s rights. Although the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Sweden has decreased, Sweden will probably receive a large number of unaccompanied girls and boys in coming years too.
The humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo dominated the EU leaders’ summit
The war in Syria and the terrible humanitarian situation in the city of Aleppo was one the main issues when the EU’s 28 heads of state and government met in Brussels on 15 December. The European Council decided to increase pressure to try and ensure the evacuation of civilians and the protection of hospitals and ambulances. The EU leaders also reached an agreement that will enable the Netherlands to approve the Union’s trade agreement with Ukraine. Migration, defence, economic and social issues, and future negotiations with the United Kingdom were also discussed.