Invasion of Europe news….
Well! Well! Have the Swedes finally had enough of the joys of diversity?
It seems that the land that Bernie loves is waking up to the horrors they have created by welcoming refugees from Africa and the Middle East who now refuse to settle down to being good little Swedes.
Before I get to the latest on a ‘canary in a coal mine’ country I have followed for at least ten years, be sure to check in from time to time at Borderhawk.
Right now we are so focused on the presidential contest here in America that we might be losing sight of the continued decline of Europe as migrants continue to storm its borders.
For specifically on Europe, here is some of what you can learn at Borderhawk today.
This story about Sweden caught my eye:
‘No more migrants’ – Sweden changes its asylum policy
Sweden, a country with one of the most liberal asylum policies in the world, is drastically changing its attitude towards migrants.
Although the country will provide material aid to Greece, it has decided not to accept any refugees from the burned Moria camp or other Greek islands, unlike Germany, which has agreed to take in 1,500. Sweden has thus joined Austria and the Visegrád Four countries of Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia, which refuse to accept migrants from the camp, writes Czech news portal Novinky.
It is not clear whether the change of course in asylum policy concerns only the problem of relocating the 12,500 people from the destroyed Greek Moria camp, or whether Sweden is changing its approach to migration in general. The fact is, however, that the topic of migration dominated the 2018 Swedish elections, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is now under pressure. As Swedish media points out, his minority government coalition with the Green Party is the weakest in 70 years.
In 2015, Sweden recorded over 160,000 asylum applications, which was the highest number per capita in Europe. Sweden, along with Germany, was one of the most sought-after destinations for refugees. At the time, the country was proud of its liberal approach.
“My Europe does not build walls,” said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the time.
Oh, how the times have changed….
After five years, the country faces a dramatic increase in crime and failures in its integration efforts.
“If migration is so strong that integration is no longer successful, we risk further problems,” said Prime Minister Löfven last week.
Sweden struggles with the spread of gang-related crime in socially disadvantaged suburbs. For example, since the beginning of this year, 27 people have died during the shootings between criminal organizations. Almost all the victims were young men and members of migrant gangs, wrote the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau daily, which writes that the growth in clan violence has “shifted the discourse in the country”.
See my complete file on the Invasion of Europe, and my Sweden archive is here.
By the way, I began following Sweden more carefully years ago when one snippy little Open Borders commenter told me repeatedly that we should be like Sweden when it came to ‘welcoming’ refugees. Hmmmm……