“More checks and monitoring at the border” means absolutely NOTHING!
Finland has been granting asylum to a higher percentage of Iraqis compared to Sweden — 54 percent against 33 percent in the first half of this year — explaining Finland’s increasing popularity amongst Iraqis.
“Sweden is good for Syrians, but bad for Iraqis. I read that on Facebook,” 17-year-old asylum seeker Ali, who had arrived from Iraq’s capital Baghdad, told AFP in Helsinki recently.
Checks stepped up on Sweden-Finland border
Published: 18 Sep 2015 07:29 GMT+02:00