‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status

‘Sweden will get much tougher on immigration’: Sweden Democrat leader on end of pariah status

Sweden is set to follow the course set by its neighbour Denmark and see a marked shift in public rhetoric and ever-stricter policies on migration and refugees, now that the populist Sweden Democrat party has shaken off its pariah status, the party's leader Jimmie Åkesson has told The Local in an interview. 

Firecrackers thrown at Sweden Democrat rallies

Firecrackers thrown at Sweden Democrat rallies

Sweden Democrats drop their call for ‘Swexit’ referendum on leaving EU

Sweden Democrats drop their call for ‘Swexit’ referendum on leaving EU

Protesters target Sweden Democrats and Alternative for Sweden with eggs and tomatoes

Protesters target Sweden Democrats and Alternative for Sweden with eggs and tomatoes

Sweden Democrats nation’s best on social media – but will it transfer to the election?

Sweden Democrats nation’s best on social media – but will it transfer to the election?

Citing ‘credibility’ issues, Sweden Democrats eye ‘compromise’

Citing ‘credibility’ issues, Sweden Democrats eye ‘compromise’

Sweden Democrat leader backs away from burqa ban

Sweden Democrat leader backs away from burqa ban

Sweden Democrats leader Åkesson: ‘I support immigration’

Sweden Democrats leader Åkesson: ‘I support immigration’

Minister blasts Sweden Democrats’ Wall Street Journal op-ed: ‘They’re lying about Sweden’

Minister blasts Sweden Democrats’ Wall Street Journal op-ed: ‘They’re lying about Sweden’

Le Pen: Sweden Democrats’ choice was a ‘mistake’

Le Pen: Sweden Democrats’ choice was a ‘mistake’

Who’s invited to Swedish nationalists’ far-right gala?

Who’s invited to Swedish nationalists’ far-right gala?

Swedes join in huge online protest against Farage event

Swedes join in huge online protest against Farage event

Nigel Farage to speak at Swedish nationalists’ gala

Nigel Farage to speak at Swedish nationalists’ gala

Åkesson: ‘Stay away, refugees, Sweden is full’

Åkesson: ‘Stay away, refugees, Sweden is full’

Sweden Democrat head: ‘I’m on antidepressants’

Sweden Democrat head: ‘I’m on antidepressants’

Sweden Democrat leader confirms return to helm

Sweden Democrat leader confirms return to helm

Jimmie Åkesson on sick leave for exhaustion

Jimmie Åkesson on sick leave for exhaustion

Why anti-EU Sweden Democrats care about European elections

Why anti-EU Sweden Democrats care about European elections

Sweden Democrat leader ambushed in cake attack

Sweden Democrat leader ambushed in cake attack

Swedish magnates fund infamous ‘hate site’

Swedish magnates fund infamous ‘hate site’

Sweden Democrats in racism row

Sweden Democrats in racism row

Far-right leader egged at rowdy election rally

Far-right leader egged at rowdy election rally

Paper uses Sweden Democrat ad money to fight racism

Paper uses Sweden Democrat ad money to fight racism

Islam ‘Sweden’s biggest threat’: far-right leader

Islam ‘Sweden’s biggest threat’: far-right leader

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‘What do the Sweden Democrats want to do with us Muslims?’

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Sweden Democrat quits over anti-Muslim views

Åkesson waits for party invites to cooperate

Åkesson waits for party invites to cooperate

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Sweden Democrats vow not to cause problems

Press reacts to Sweden Democrat ‘spectacle’

Press reacts to Sweden Democrat ‘spectacle’

Sparks fly in first Left- Sweden Democrat duel

Sparks fly in first Left- Sweden Democrat duel

Top Sweden Democrat convicted of libel

Top Sweden Democrat convicted of libel

Swedish far right not welcome at Nobel dinner

Swedish far right not welcome at Nobel dinner

Sahlin and Åkesson clash in first Riksdag duel

Sahlin and Åkesson clash in first Riksdag duel

A populist lexicon: freedom fries and the Swedish far-right

A populist lexicon: freedom fries and the Swedish far-right

Sweden Democrats urge Islam debate after blast

Sweden Democrats urge Islam debate after blast

Sweden ‘lacks tools’ to fight extremism: Åkesson

Sweden ‘lacks tools’ to fight extremism: Åkesson

Åkesson stands firm on immigration

Åkesson stands firm on immigration

Sweden Democrats caution members on Norway comments

Sweden Democrats caution members on Norway comments

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Who is really out of place when a religious service opens parliament?

The Sweden Democrats – a year in the Riksdag spotlight

The Sweden Democrats – a year in the Riksdag spotlight

Juholt to SVT: don’t have Åkesson stand so close to me

Juholt to SVT: don’t have Åkesson stand so close to me

The Sweden Democrats: a ‘normal’ political party?

The Sweden Democrats: a ‘normal’ political party?

Sweden Democrats climb in new poll

Sweden Democrats climb in new poll

Sweden Dems tout image ‘remake’ amid poll surge

Sweden Dems tout image ‘remake’ amid poll surge

Bildt bashes new Sweden Democrat poll rise

Bildt bashes new Sweden Democrat poll rise

Sweden Democrats in crisis over racist film

Sweden Democrats in crisis over racist film

Top Sweden Democrat quits after racist film

Top Sweden Democrat quits after racist film

Scandal reveals signs of Sweden Democrat rift

Scandal reveals signs of Sweden Democrat rift

‘Islam is like Nazism’: top Sweden Democrat

‘Islam is like Nazism’: top Sweden Democrat

What can other far-right parties tell us about the Sweden Democrats?

What can other far-right parties tell us about the Sweden Democrats?

‘We’re doing great’: Jimmie Åkesson

‘We’re doing great’: Jimmie Åkesson

Twelve heads roll in Sweden Democrat purge

Twelve heads roll in Sweden Democrat purge

Sweden Democrats fall in new voter poll

Sweden Democrats fall in new voter poll

Swedish anti-immigration leader slammed over border stunt

Swedish anti-immigration leader slammed over border stunt