Swedish Towns Facing Economic Crises After Migrant Surge
Multiple municipalities in Sweden are facing economic crises due to an overloading of welfare-dependent migrants and reduced federal support, according to local media.
“Like many other Swedish municipalities, Filipstad has received thousands of immigrants from the Third World – almost all of whom live on grants,” Fria Tiderreports. “Filipstad will soon no longer be able to cope with the cost of social assistance.”
Filipstad, a locality in south-central Sweden which had only about 6,000 residents as of 2010, now boasts a population of roughly 10,000, including some 2,000 “overseas” migrants, according to Expressen columnist Anna Dahlberg.