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14th Dec 2017

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Sweden extends border controls to February 2017

The Swedish government on Wednesday announced it will continue ID-controls of people crossing the border to Denmark for another three more months, until 4 February 2017. "Sweden received 163,000 refugees last year of which 70% came between September and December. So I believe everybody can see it was an extraordinary situation," Swedish prime minister Stefan Loefven explained at a press conference at the Nordic-Baltic summit in Copenhagen.

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