July 24, 2015
Receiving migrating Africans is a very competitive business, as every country in Europe wants way more of them.
“Asylum seekers” are unsatisfied with Sweden’s treatment of them, and are now looking to Germany to serve their delicate needs.
Fewer asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015. One of the reasons is that the Nordic country is no longer seen as a good place to seek refuge, the Swedish Migration Board said on Thursday.
A news prognosis by Sweden’s Migration Board (Migrationsverket) brings the number of predicted asylum seekers down from the figure of 90,000 suggested in February to 74,000.
With around 80,000 people applying for asylum in Sweden in the past year, the Scandinavian country still welcomes more migrants per capita than any other EU nation.
But as news spreads about long waiting times and cumbersome bureaucracy, more and more migrants are avoiding travelling so far north, said the board on Thursday.
As The Local reported earlier this year, asylum seekers arriving in Sweden are likely to face a wait of up to six months before they can have their case heard, as migration officers struggle to cope with the workload.
“The processing times are pretty long compared to Germany, which has a fast-track lane, and integration in Sweden. It is difficult to get housing and jobs; this affects people’s choice of destination country,” Anders Danielsson, head of the Swedish Migration Board, told the TT newswire on Thursday.
In other news, African boat people have complained about the quality of the beluga caviar at the seafood buffet, as well as the jets in the jacuzzi at the Ritz-Carlton, and are now shunning it in favor of the Shangri-La.
American and European investors are throwing a fit over losing this key market share to a Hong Kong-based company, and Park Hyatt is actively courting boat people business, touting a new form of jacuzzi engineered by NASA scientists.