Sweden demands EU help over Iraqi refugees
TT/The Local · 12 Feb 2007, 10:08
Published: 12 Feb 2007 10:08 GMT+01:00
Writing in Svenska Dagbladet, Billström and Europe minister Cecilia Malmstöm argue that "there must be solidarity between EU member states, so that more of us share responsibility for sheltering refugees."
The ministers say it is important for there to be common rules for EU countries, citing the EU's stated goal of a common asylum system by 2010.
Sweden plans to investigate the possibility of using the EU's refugee fund to cover the country's increased expenses. The fund was created to aid member states' with costs associated with receiving refugees.