Sweden wants to follow the example of its neighbor Denmark in terms of immigration policy. This was stated by Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Christson. Danes have had a strict immigration policy for years.
According to the conservative Christerson, Denmark is 10 to 15 years ahead of Sweden in terms of immigration policy. He said in an interview with Sweden’s TV4 that he wanted to reduce immigration and improve integration. Christerson visited Denmark on Tuesday.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of the Social Democratic Party said in a press conference with her Swedish counterpart that she was pleased that her country “is an inspiration to other countries after 20 years of strict immigration policies.”
Among other things, the two heads of government exchanged views on how to return rejected asylum-seekers. According to official figures, 18,700 people applied for asylum in Sweden last year, compared to 4,600 in Denmark.
Christerson established a right-wing, three-party government in Sweden last year. He governs with the support of the radical right-wing Sweden Democrats.
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