Sweden to end temporary border controls: Swedish radio

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2017 10:13 AM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden will end temporary border controls introduced in 2015 to stem a large influx of asylum seekers, Swedish radio said, citing sources.

More than 160,000 sought asylum in Sweden in 2015, straining the country's capacity to feed and house new arrivals, many from Syria, to breaking point.

Numbers dropped sharply after the imposition of the controls.

(Reporting by Simon Johnson, editing by Anna Ringstrom)