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Sweden forced to double its spending on immigration

Sweden forced to double its spending on immigration
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By Euronews
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The sheer number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden has forced the government to more than double its spending on immigration.

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The sheer number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden has forced the government to more than double its spending on immigration.

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The amount allocated will rise to 50 billion crowns, around $6.2bn, in 2016 out of a total government budget of 950bn crowns.

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The amount is a huge increase on earlier estimates which totaled 19 billion crowns.

The increased spending on immigration will cover higher costs related to existing measures, such as housing and benefits.

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As many as 160,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden in 2015.

Sweden’s economy, driven by a high domestic demand and increasing exports, is one of the strongest in Europe.

However, the warm welcome offered to refugees has cooled as tensions become more and more evident.

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