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What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals?

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf and Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund, pictured here at the opening of parliament, have reached a deal with the Social Democrats and Green Party. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Published: 14.Jan.2019 14:44 hrs

Four of Sweden's parties have announced a government deal which could help the country out of a months-long deadlock. The proposed agreement is a Social Democrat-led government, with a right-wing-influenced economic policy. So what does that mean for internationals in Sweden?

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In total, the deal was 16 pages long, with 73 different points relating to 11 areas: economy and national finances, jobs and growth, policies relating to rural and regional growth, environment and climate, integration and honour-related violence, housing, schools, healthcare and elderly care, disability, migration, and national security.

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