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Sweden to introduce temporary border controls to halt flow of migrants

Published 11/11/2015

Migrants have travelled across Europe from the Mediterranean to reach Sweden
Migrants have travelled across Europe from the Mediterranean to reach Sweden

Sweden says it will introduce temporary border controls to stem the flow of migrants.

The border controls will be introduced at noon on Thursday local time and last initially for ten days until November 21, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said.

Sweden says migration authorities are overstretched and nearly 200,000 asylum-seekers are expected this year. Relative to population size - Sweden has 9.7 million people - no other EU country comes close.

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