‘I want to build a bridge between newcomers and Swedish society’

‘I want to build a bridge between newcomers and Swedish society’

His life took him from a small village in Rwanda, via education and work in China, to Swedish Karlstad. This is the story of D'amour Dieudonné Nordkvist. After crossing half the world, now he's using his own experiences to help others to build their life in Sweden.

OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here’s how Almedalen could be more open

OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here’s how Almedalen could be more open

Working towards an inclusive Sweden one Midsummer at a time

Working towards an inclusive Sweden one Midsummer at a time

Sweden considers expanding mother tongue education

Sweden considers expanding mother tongue education

Opinion: Low-paid jobs for foreigners aren’t the solution to an unequal labour market

Opinion: Low-paid jobs for foreigners aren’t the solution to an unequal labour market

Sweden encouraged to improve integration in schools

Sweden encouraged to improve integration in schools

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’

Sweden’s housing shortage an obstacle to integration: report

Sweden’s housing shortage an obstacle to integration: report

‘We immigrants mustn’t silence problems of gender inequality’

‘We immigrants mustn’t silence problems of gender inequality’

Cricket is booming in Sweden, thanks to migrants

Cricket is booming in Sweden, thanks to migrants

New arrivals in Sweden ‘should be taught more about Swedish laws’

New arrivals in Sweden ‘should be taught more about Swedish laws’

Foreign-born people under-represented in Swedish politics

Foreign-born people under-represented in Swedish politics

How this tiny team from Sweden gave 1.5 million Kurds something to celebrate

How this tiny team from Sweden gave 1.5 million Kurds something to celebrate

Thousands of newcomers in Sweden at risk of homelessness

Thousands of newcomers in Sweden at risk of homelessness

Council of Europe criticizes Swedish asylum laws

Council of Europe criticizes Swedish asylum laws

Swedish media paint unfairly negative image of young refugees, researcher argues

Swedish media paint unfairly negative image of young refugees, researcher argues

Record number of foreigners registered with Sweden’s public employment service

Record number of foreigners registered with Sweden’s public employment service

Opinion: Swedish bureaucracy is slowing down integration

Opinion: Swedish bureaucracy is slowing down integration

‘Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration’

‘Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration’

Performance gap between immigrant pupils and native Swedes has grown: report

Performance gap between immigrant pupils and native Swedes has grown: report

Impact of school segregation on performances overstated, Swedish study shows

Impact of school segregation on performances overstated, Swedish study shows

11 tough-love ways to integrate in Sweden

11 tough-love ways to integrate in Sweden

‘Integration is not that simple: Swedes are shy’

‘Integration is not that simple: Swedes are shy’

Having a Swedish girlfriend didn’t help this Egyptian evade culture shock

Having a Swedish girlfriend didn’t help this Egyptian evade culture shock

How can refugee women make their mark in Sweden?

How can refugee women make their mark in Sweden?

Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens

Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens

‘Swedish media barely reaches 5% of the 160,000 refugees who arrived last year’

‘Swedish media barely reaches 5% of the 160,000 refugees who arrived last year’

‘Both newcomers and Swedes have a role to play in integration’

‘Both newcomers and Swedes have a role to play in integration’

‘Swedes have the right to decide what’s best for their nation’

‘Swedes have the right to decide what’s best for their nation’

‘Let refugees go to uni while they wait’: demand

‘Let refugees go to uni while they wait’: demand

‘A huge waste of resources’: how to fix integration
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‘A huge waste of resources’: how to fix integration

Sweden told to do more to help foreign workers

Sweden told to do more to help foreign workers

‘Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs’

‘Sweden should help foreign entrepreneurs’

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

A-kassa: The Swedish secret no one tells you
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A-kassa: The Swedish secret no one tells you

‘Segregation in Sweden will continue to rise’

‘Segregation in Sweden will continue to rise’

Integration drives wedge between Swedish liberals

Integration drives wedge between Swedish liberals

The A-Ö guide to making life in Sweden easier
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The A-Ö guide to making life in Sweden easier

Alliance pledges millions to immigrant job scheme

Alliance pledges millions to immigrant job scheme

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

‘Swedes shouldn’t accept being called racist’

‘Swedes shouldn’t accept being called racist’

Somali-Swedes to fight Russia with clubs

Somali-Swedes to fight Russia with clubs

Integration Minister in Rosengård move

Integration Minister in Rosengård move

Swedes’ integration fears top EU: study

Swedes’ integration fears top EU: study

‘Sweden’s integration debate skewed by political correctness’

‘Sweden’s integration debate skewed by political correctness’

Iraq birth blocks Swedish teen’s high school place

Iraq birth blocks Swedish teen’s high school place

‘Politicians must follow ‘hijab outcry’ with action’

‘Politicians must follow ‘hijab outcry’ with action’

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Discrimination hits one in three

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Ministers humble and hip

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50% want immigration cuts

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All kicking off

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Foreign trust

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If your name’s not Svensson, you’re not coming in

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Refugees: only 10% given residence permits

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Nine million Swedes – and counting

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Saddam’s cousin seeks Swedish asylum

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Labour pains

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Calculating foreigners

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Youth riot erupts outside Kungälv school

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What’s in a Swedish name?

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Learning Swedish “should be compulsory”

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Immigrants ready to defend Sweden – despite bad grades

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Employment service and union take Rosa to the cleaners

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Swedish boys “more intolerant than girls”

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Sweden’s “segregated” culture sector

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5,000 rental apartments in Stockholm “lost” each year

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Employment office taken to court

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Plain clothes police to patrol restaurants and bars

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Swedish MPs seek better care for child refugees

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Swedes adopting more girls than boys

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Minister proposes ethnic registration

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Missing Borås girl found by father

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Swede kidnapped in Iraq appeals for his life

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Liberals want tougher rules on deportation

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“Harder than ever” to gain Swedish asylum

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“Over 1,000 war criminals in Sweden”

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Green party proposes state loans for immigrant businesses

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Far right seeks to infiltrate Tax Payers’ Association

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Ice cream giant slammed for

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Fewer seeking Swedish asylum

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Hospital hostage drama over

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“Sweden is racist” – government report

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Muslim schools seek funding from Saudi “fundamentalists”

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Apathetic refugee children could stay in Sweden

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Independent Swedish-Arabic school loses state funding

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Swedish-Saudi companies “violate workers’ rights”

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Senior Malmö policeman charged over racist e-mails

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Half of those refused asylum stay in Sweden

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Anti-racism organisation wastes 14 million kronor

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MP calls for Centre Against Racism funding freeze

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Roma Swedes turned away from campsites

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“Give abortion rights to illegal immigrants”

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“Honour-violence” funding missing its target

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Refugees reject Swedish towns

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Swedish passports no help abroad

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Make Swedes mentors for immigrants – minister

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Put up and shut up?

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Stockholm Syndrome: Together but slowly

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Police slam “hidden refugee” school plan

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“Wrong pupils” at special needs schools

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Prison threat for hate email policeman

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Stockholm Syndrome: Carpets and wood

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New chance for “hidden” asylum families

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Green Party leader “tried to influence police”

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Hate mail policeman freed

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Police “take women’s crime reports less seriously”

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Stockholm Syndrome: Teacher training

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Local authorities face massive rise in refugees

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Muslims face most racism in Sweden

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Anti-racism organisation faces funding cut

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Swedish police investigates Ku Klux Klan man

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Swedish PM slams French government over riots

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Editorial: No jobs, no hope

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“Mock tribunal” slams Swedish asylum policy

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“Apathetic children” families accused of neglect

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Murder believed to be ‘honour killing’

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Four out of ten Muslim groups threatened

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Stockholm Syndrome: It’s not what you say…

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Police investigate apathetic children rape allegations

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Uterus lost in translation

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Discrimination law gives “poor yield”

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Foreigners more likely to be crime suspects

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Immigrants behind 25% of Swedish crime

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Immigrant unemployment lowest in rural areas

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Swedish university guilty of discrimination

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Migration manager fired after cake celebration

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Discrimination “part of Migration Board culture”

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Migration board “blocking good asylum lawyers”

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Job applications “should be anonymous”

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Stockholm Syndrome: Ambition impossible?

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Deportations rise under “asylum amnesty”

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Racism behind suicide attempts

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More women and foreigners among homeless

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“Nothing unethical” about deportation celebrations

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Record compensation to refugee rape victim

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SVT ‘candidate’ reports hate mail to police

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SFI – can one size fit all?

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Record investment in integration

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Ethnic and economic segregation worsens in Sweden

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Immigrants exploited in risky jobs

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Bodström asylum client murdered in Pakistan

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Stockholm Syndrome: Don’t blame Sweden

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Integration Sweden’s biggest failing – survey

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Harder for immigrants to find home

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Immigrants ‘well integrated in Sweden’ claim

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Welcoming ceremony for all ‘new Swedes’

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Immigrants absent on state firms’ boards

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Sweden warms to refugees

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Young immigrants more ambitious than Swedes

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Immigrants ‘not getting enough support’

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Indian migrations baffle Arlanda police

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The four missing digits that could be fatal

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Centre wants Swedish Green Cards

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Fun park turns down headscarf woman

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Healthcare risk from cheaper interpreters

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Asylum seekers in Kiruna suicide threat

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Turkish pair end Kiruna standoff

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Swedish integration attempts ‘are divisive’

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‘Check all schoolgirls for circumcision’

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Centre politician quits after immigrant comments

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“Immigrant welcoming schemes reduce job chances”

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Integration minister slams integration report

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“Integration contract” for new refugees

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Citizenship delays stop immigrants from voting

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Illusory success of Swedish immigration

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More asylum seekers in Sweden

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Only one in three completes SFI

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Eight hospitalised after Ystad gang fight

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Swedish recruiters reject Arabic names

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Sweden Democrats: pay immigrants to leave

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Swedes keenest on ethnic minorities

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The Holocaust: Sweden’s complex legacy

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Concrete jungle: Sweden’s suburbs become cool

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Immigrants ‘need more help’ to integrate in Sweden

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Jobs for immigrants: don’t blame discrimination

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Cost of receiving immigrants ‘to double’ by 2010

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Swedish landlords “avoid letting to immigrants”

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Sweden signals radical shift in integration policy

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Fast-track boost for immigrant healthcare workers

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Swedish attitudes harden on immigration

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Immigrants’ purchasing power increases

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Belly dancing and hummus – Swedes fall for Lebanese

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Refugees “should support relatives in Sweden”

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Call to ban arranged marriages

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Housing market sees rise in ethnic discrimination

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Iraqi refugee to appeal controversial ruling

Minister backs discrimination test

Minister backs discrimination test

Swedes: integration is not working

Swedes: integration is not working

Norwegians shocked to learn they’re really Swedes

Norwegians shocked to learn they’re really Swedes

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More foreigners work for Swedish state

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‘Healthcare worse for immigrant women’

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Migration Board continues to grant Iraqis asylum

Government strives to turn immigrants into farmers

Government strives to turn immigrants into farmers

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Failed asylum seekers to be paid to go home

‘Ban headscarves’ say half of Swedes

‘Ban headscarves’ say half of Swedes

Social Democrats call for living restrictions for refugees

Social Democrats call for living restrictions for refugees

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Macedonia stop Kosovo immigrants on Swedish passports

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Learning Swedish: accept no substitutes

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Moderates split over refugee issue

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Migration Board slams ‘uncommitted’ councils

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‘No conflict in Iraq,’ says Swedish court

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Asylum seekers come to Sweden in record numbers

Immigration to Sweden maintains record pace

Immigration to Sweden maintains record pace

Public think police ‘doing a poor job’

Public think police ‘doing a poor job’

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Swedish Iranians protest against Tehran

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Young Swedes ‘not positive’ to foreign colleagues

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Cleaning firms willing to discriminate

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Sweden turns away asylum seekers

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Sweden rejects Somali refugees

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Asylum seeker figures soar

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Immigrant children ‘like visitors from the Middle Ages’

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Rowdy deportee stalls return to Eritrea

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Sweden slashes asylum grants to Iraqi refugees

New housing and work demands for immigrants

New housing and work demands for immigrants

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Sweden’s Albanians celebrate Kosovo’s independence

Iraq to take back asylum seekers rejected by Sweden

Iraq to take back asylum seekers rejected by Sweden

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Chad force and Swedish for immigrants stoke debate

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Foreigners can’t bank on Swedish ID

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Immigrant girls and sex education – who knows best?

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UNHCR criticizes Sweden’s Iraqi refugee policy

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The path to Swedish asylum: A smuggler speaks

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Asylum system ‘stuck in Stone Age’

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Immigration agreement for Greens and government

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Tunisian family’s dismissal delayed

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Sweden shutting door on refugees: critics

Parents to face jail for child marriages

Parents to face jail for child marriages

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‘It’s as if we immigrants stink of rotten fish’

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Sweden tightens healthcare rules for illegal immigrants

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Swedish justice: A matter of interpretation

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Immigrants hindered by Sweden’s interpreter shortage

Khat: Sweden’s forgotten immigrant drug

Khat: Sweden’s forgotten immigrant drug

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Wasting time at the Migration Board

‘Make language a fast track to a passport’

‘Make language a fast track to a passport’

The hidden lives of Sweden’s undocumented migrants

The hidden lives of Sweden’s undocumented migrants

Foreign children ‘should be taught in their own languages’

Foreign children ‘should be taught in their own languages’

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Sweden’s welfare programmes hinder Iraqi integration

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UN slams Sweden’s deportation policy

Fewer Danes migrate to Sweden

Fewer Danes migrate to Sweden

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Immigrant traders shun banks

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Iraqis in suspected repatriation grant racket

‘How do you like it here in Sweden?’

‘How do you like it here in Sweden?’

New funds to integrate Sweden’s immigrants

New funds to integrate Sweden’s immigrants

New integration role for Sweden’s jobs agency

New integration role for Sweden’s jobs agency

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Woman collapses after self-immolation threat

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Swedish texts ‘filled with ideological bias’

Student receives damages for headscarf slight

Student receives damages for headscarf slight

Segregation ‘widespread’ for Swedish immigrants

Segregation ‘widespread’ for Swedish immigrants

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‘Relax restrictions’ for asylum seekers with Swedish kids

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Migration Board ‘putting pressure on deportees’

Frosty reception for vulnerable refugees

Frosty reception for vulnerable refugees

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Sabuni offers to meet with Rosengård youth

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Five charged over Iraqi human smuggling ring

Sweden mulls mandatory classes for refugees

Sweden mulls mandatory classes for refugees

New measures to help speed up integration

New measures to help speed up integration

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Swedish integration policies ‘a failure’

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Jobs agency tapped for greater integration role

Workers pick Sweden’s shrubs and data hubs

Workers pick Sweden’s shrubs and data hubs

Sweden risks facing severe labour shortages

Sweden risks facing severe labour shortages

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence

Sweden to tackle ‘ticking bomb’ of Islamic violence

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Refugees staying put in problem spots

‘Force councils to accept refugees’

‘Force councils to accept refugees’

Top flight club bans foreign language use

Top flight club bans foreign language use

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Gothenburg man arrested over Somali terror plot

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Somalia terror suspect remanded

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University in quest to return Sami bones

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Terror suspect arrested in Rinkeby

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Honour killing brother gives account of murder

Swedes cite integration issues as a ‘problem’

Swedes cite integration issues as a ‘problem’

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals

Sweden considers healthcare for illegals

New arrivals need more than a ‘pat on the head’

New arrivals need more than a ‘pat on the head’

Sweden launches integration policy reform

Sweden launches integration policy reform

Non-European execs scarce in Sweden: study

Non-European execs scarce in Sweden: study

‘Integration a fiasco’: Gothenburg official

‘Integration a fiasco’: Gothenburg official

Sweden looks to combat Islamophobia

Sweden looks to combat Islamophobia

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Sweden best at integration: study

Schools at centre of new anti-racism efforts

Schools at centre of new anti-racism efforts

Sweden’s <i>hemspråk</i>: teaching kids their parents’ language

Sweden’s hemspråk: teaching kids their parents’ language

Think tank: cut wages to boost immigrant jobs

Think tank: cut wages to boost immigrant jobs

Swedish language skills no prerequisite for a job

Swedish language skills no prerequisite for a job

‘Immigrants in Sweden are treated as a homogenous, deviant group’

‘Immigrants in Sweden are treated as a homogenous, deviant group’

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Refugee jobs reform ‘not working’: report

Silence won’t solve the problems with a multicultural society

Silence won’t solve the problems with a multicultural society

‘Sweden can’t afford to lose clever immigrants’

‘Sweden can’t afford to lose clever immigrants’

‘Swedish society forces ‘immigrants’ to emigrate’

‘Swedish society forces ‘immigrants’ to emigrate’

Woman didn’t want help from ‘dark-skinned’ clerk

Woman didn’t want help from ‘dark-skinned’ clerk

‘Swedishness can’t only be about herring and potatoes’

‘Swedishness can’t only be about herring and potatoes’

Sweden boosts support to immigrant students

Sweden boosts support to immigrant students

Job programmes ‘unfair’ to foreign-born women

Job programmes ‘unfair’ to foreign-born women

Somalis fare better in the US than Sweden: report

Somalis fare better in the US than Sweden: report

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

Older immigrants face lower Swedish pensions

Older immigrants face lower Swedish pensions

Sweden’s minimum wages ‘too high’: OECD

Sweden’s minimum wages ‘too high’: OECD

Education key to Balkan refugee integration

Education key to Balkan refugee integration

‘Northern Swedes are the real Swedes’

‘Northern Swedes are the real Swedes’

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

‘Do expat friends make it harder to integrate?’

‘Job market integration won’t come for free’

‘Job market integration won’t come for free’

‘Let’s solve integration, not fight about racism’

‘Let’s solve integration, not fight about racism’

Why I finally decided to seek Swedish citizenship

Why I finally decided to seek Swedish citizenship

National Day ‘important’ for new Swedish citizens

National Day ‘important’ for new Swedish citizens

What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?
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What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?
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How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

New citizens should all speak Swedish: expert

New citizens should all speak Swedish: expert

‘Love immigrants’ need more support adjusting to life in Sweden

‘Love immigrants’ need more support adjusting to life in Sweden

Sweden in bid to ‘define Swedish citizenship’

Sweden in bid to ‘define Swedish citizenship’

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Sweden ‘best at helping foreigners integrate’

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Swedes and foreigners still poles apart