EU to relocate Sweden asylum seekers

Policemen and a group of migrants stand on the platform at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, on November 12, 2015Overwhelmed by a stream of migrants, Sweden will soon benefit from a “relocation” programme for some of its asylum seekers, the European Commissioner of Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said Monday. “Sweden is among the group of member states that has welcome the highest number of refugees this year,” Avramopoulos said at a press conference in Stockholm, adding that Sweden had made “tremendous efforts”. Earlier this month Sweden asked Brussels to relocate to other EU countries some of the asylum seekers arriving by the thousands in the Scandinavian country.

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