Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Swedish aid figures 2016

Stricter asylum policy may diminish aid cuts

With 160,000 people seeking asylum in Sweden during 2015, the aid budget came under extreme pressure. In the end, the government placed a 30 per cent ceiling on aid funds that can be spent on domestic refugee costs. More cuts are likely to be announced in the spring, but a stricter asylum policy could mean fewer arrivals.

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