Migrant flow into Sweden drops after border checks brought back

Migrants arrive on a rubber dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 21, 2015The number of new migrant arrivals in Sweden has dropped by a third since it reinstated border controls earlier this month, the country’s migration agency said Saturday. “The number of (new) asylum seekers has decreased from 1,500 a day to some 900 since border controls were reintroduced” on November 12, the Swedish Migration Agency said in a statement. Worsening weather conditions may have also contributed to the decline, it added.

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