Migration´s mark – Sweden

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Sweden has been the capital of immigrants in the Western World for several years, but the residents are starting to question the high migration rate.

A recent report from the Social Democrats stated: “Sweden has gone from being one of the Western world´s most homogeneous countries to the Western world´s most diverse and heterogeneous country.”

Over a third of Sweden’s population has a foreign background, marking it as the European country with the largest immigrant rate.

The leader of the Moderates in the Justice Committee, Louise Meijer, who took a stand of openness for refugees in 2015, spoke out this month, declaring her change of mind after witnessing her nation transform.

“Now, instead, I represent an even stricter migration policy than the one I opposed at the time,” she confessed. 

Louise spoke about the integration neglect: “The conditions for integrating people into Swedish society are becoming more difficult as immigration increases. It leads to an exclusion that is burdensome.”

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.