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Returnees outnumber Syrian immigrants

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post 20.Feb.2013, 11:05 AM
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Sweden welcomed record numbers of immigrants in 2012, with Syrian newcomers tripling compared to 2011, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden that also showed that returnee Swedes dominated the league table.

Last year, 103,059 people moved to Sweden, taking the country's population to 9,555,893 by the year's end, wrote Statistics Sweden (SCB) on Wednesday.

The total population increase, however, was 73,038 as almost 52,000 people at the same time decided to leave Sweden.

Of these emigrants, 69 percent were people who had at some point immigrated to Sweden. These emigrating immigrants had been in Sweden for an average of 6.6 years.

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jostein
post 20.Feb.2013, 02:43 PM
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Smoke and mirrors. To learn the truth i need but step into the street and look at the people around me.
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wabasha
post 20.Feb.2013, 03:12 PM
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step a little further and a syrian bus driver might see it differently
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jostein
post 20.Feb.2013, 03:34 PM
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Yes wabasha. I know.
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occassional
post 20.Feb.2013, 06:32 PM
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Visit any McDonalds or Max and you will see Sweden of the future in miniature.
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johan rebel
post 20.Feb.2013, 10:00 PM
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Syrian bus drivers do see it differently.
For a while last year I regularly had to take a bus, because the railroad was being upgraded. I hade a pretty tight connection at the other end, so I was always relieved when the bus driver turned out to be from the Balkans or farther afield. I then knew that I we would arrive on time or even early, regardless of traffic and traffic laws and regulations. Every time. Without fail.
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