Does sweden have a death wish?

On Tuesday Sweden became the first EU member state to announce that it would grant asylum to all Syrian refugees who applied.

“All Syrian asylum seekers who apply for asylum in Sweden will get it”, stated Annie Hoernblad, the spokesperson for Sweden’s migration agency. The decision was made with the assumption that violence in Syria is not likely to end in the near future. Hoernblad also made clear that Sweden’s decision would provide refugees with permanent resident status, which would be valid until further notice.

Previously, Sweden’s immigration policy stipulated that it could temporarily house Syrian refugees for a period of three years, after which the state individually assessed cases.

It is presumed that the vast majority of Syrian nationals who currently have provisional status will apply for permanent residency. Those granted permanent status would also be allowed to bring their families to Sweden, something that was not previously permitted.

Sweden’s decision has coincided with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres’ description of the conflict in Syria as “the great tragedy of this century”.


http://theworldoutline.com/2013/09/sweden-offers-asylum-syrian-refugees/

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Interesting if there would be any legal impediment for them to then leave Sweden and go anywhere else they wanted in the EU?