Sweden

Do Sweden’s refugee policies work?

Refugee's welcome on the front page of free newspaper Metro in Sweden

Refugee’s welcome on the front page of free newspaper Metro in Sweden

Malmo – Aida Hadzialic arrived in Sweden as a Bosnian refugee in 1992. She was five years old and her parents had just escaped the Balkan war.

Hadzialic learned Swedish, integrated into her new neighbourhood, graduated from high school and enrolled as a law student at the University of Lund, where she first started to get involved in politics.

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How Sweden’s Ministry of the future works

Planning the future (photo via @Linkedin)

Planning the future (photo via @Linkedin)

Kristina Persson’s job is quite an uncommon one. A life between banks, politics and think tanks, about a year ago she was nominated as Sweden’s Minister for Future Issues, Strategy and Cooperation. The position was created with the explicit objective of forcing the Swedish government to think more about the long-term, to understand that in order for the country to grow and be competitive tomorrow, it might, unfortunately, have to take unpopular steps today
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