Sweden Democrats http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29515/all en Swedish minister says number of immigrants too high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/swedish-minister-says-number-immigrants-too-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden's immigration minister has told a newspaper that Sweden needs to tighten rules for asylum seekers and other would-be immigrants to reduce the number of people coming into the country.</p> <p>"Today Sweden is one of the countries that receives the most immigrants in the EU. That's not sustainable," Tobias Billstroem told the Saturday edition of the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/swedish-minister-says-number-immigrants-too-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criticism of Islam Europe Social Issues Sweden Democrats AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:17:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743998 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish immigration hits record in 2012, boosted by Syrians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/swedish-immigration-hits-record-2012-boosted-syrians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Immigration to Sweden hit record levels in 2012, boosted by the arrival of almost 5,000 Syrians, official statistics published on Wednesday showed.</p> <p>A total of 82,597 foreigners immigrated to the Scandinavian country, "the highest level ever", Statistics Sweden said. </p> <p>The number is a nine percent increase from 2011.</p> <p>Immigrants accounted for 70 percent of the population increase in 2012, with the population surpassing 9.5 million for the first time. This included 20,000 or so Swedes who returned home from abroad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/swedish-immigration-hits-record-2012-boosted-syrians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Immigration to Sweden Sweden Democrats AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:01:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761256 at http://www.globalpost.com