Sweden risks blowing through budget ceiling to pay for refugees

2015-11-02 Herald Democrat

"Sweden’s generous refugee policy is proving costly" the Herald Democrat writes. Lars Calmfors, IFN, is quoted saying it looks like the government is trying to circumvent rules by this year paying out an extra 10 billion kronor in refugee aid to municipalities. But most of that money probably will only be used next year. “This is very problematic, it seems like the government is trying to manipulate the ceiling in order to avoid breaking it,” Calmfors says.

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