Why is Sweden tightening its borders after years of welcoming migrants?

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Sweden’s decision to introduce identity checks on all incoming traffic from Denmark represents a significant step away from what was, until recently, among the most generous refugee policies in Europe.

Since January 4, anyone crossing the famous bridge between the two countries (or boarding a ferry) has had to show their documents, as part of a bid to cut down on migrant and refugee numbers.

Period12 Jan 2016

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