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Syrian refugees speed into top jobs in Sweden

Syrian refugees speed into top jobs in Sweden
More than two-thirds of them had skills which matched graduate job vacancies. "It's easy to get stuck on problems and challenges, but it's also a great possibility for Sweden," said Nylander, adding that the country was dependent on foreign labour to …
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Press Release
Historical experience is that the employment rates of migrants rise toward the high level of Swedes, but this integration process is lengthy. Unemployment rates among the foreign born, as with the low skilled, are notably higher than the overall …
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'In the long run our system will collapse'
Sweden's outspoken foreign minister, Margot Wallström, has hit out at fellow EU member states over the refugee crisis, saying the union needs to do more to relieve the pressure on her country. Refugee homes made 'secret' amid attack fears (28 Oct 15) …
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Three dead, two hurt in Swedish school attack
“The group is composed of seven municipal employees, whose job it is to provide comfort and support during the emergency situation,” said Per Ivarsson, internal communications manager at Trollhättan's local council. Sweden's Social Democrat Prime …
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Danish minister patches up 'plastergate' with gift
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen made the tongue-in-cheek peace offering to his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström during a climate conference in Alaska, Denmark's Politiken reported. “I brought a small box of heart-coloured plasters to Margot …
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Denmark rejects Sweden's refugee appeal
After Sweden appealed to other European nations to take some of its refugees, Denmark's foreign minister made it clear on Thursday that the only thing it would offer the fellow Nordic nation was inspiration from its more hard-line approach. October set …
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Swedish police on alert in wake of Paris attacks
“It's partly so we can keep an eye on the security situation for Sweden and talk about how we can help France. (…) The situation requires that the EU unite and show that we do not accept terrorism claiming power and spreading even further,” Foreign …
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Sweden 'worst country' for making friends
But while the Nordic nation scores highly in areas such as its famous work-life balance, job security, health, generous childcare and quality of family life, Sweden fails spectacularly when it comes to being a good place in which to strike up new …
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More Swedes go abroad to escape daily stress
But despite Sweden's reputation as top in the world for work-life balance, with its generous holiday allowances and (some) companies even enjoying six-hour working days, 47 percent of Swedish tourists admitted they were travelling abroad to escape …
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Foreign minister: EU's 'credibility' is at stake
Speaking as she landed in Luxembourg for a two day meeting with other European foreign ministers, she said: "Both we and Germany will point out that we take a disproportionately large responsibility and unfortunately there are other countries doing …
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Danes and Swedes at odds over 'racist' plaster
The 'racist bandage' story quickly made the rounds in the Danish press, where it is something of a national sport to portray the Swedes as massively overly-sensitive. Danish politicians also jumped in to the fray. Most notably, Foreign Minister …
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