Sweden and the Iraqi immigration

Article published on Aug. 7, 2007
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Article published on Aug. 7, 2007
Café Babel Stockholm provides its first content to cafebabel.com. It is Waldemar Ingdahl that writes the View from the ground section Demonstrations against closing the door to Iraqis in Not another Nordic Malta- yet by Thomas Huddleston. In the article Huddleston and Ingdahl write about the Iraqi refugees in Sweden.
While the Iraqi refugee crisis is global in scope, only 4% have sought protection in Europe, mostly in historical safe-haven Sweden. Recently Sweden called for help from the EU and tightened its asylum rules, fearful of shouldering the burden for a migration crisis on a potentially Mediterranean scale. Why should Europe’s small share be such a big deal?