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5th Dec 2016

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Sweden requests EU permission to continue border controls

Sweden's southern borders need continued controls, according to a report from the government seen by Swedish public broadcaster, Ekot. The report will be sent to the European Commission on Tuesday with a request to continue the controls after 11 November, because the EU has not "lived up to commitments," interior minister Anders Ygeman said. More than 3 million people were controlled since August, of which only 78 were asylum seekers.

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