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Swedish Refugee Inflow Risks Complicating Budget Talks

A predicted surge in asylum seekers risks complicating budget talks as the Sweden Democrats balk at covering costs for the highest inflow of refugees into Sweden since World War II.

Higher costs for immigration are one of the factors that could bring down the new government’s budget, according to Mattias Karlsson, acting party leader of the Sweden Democrats. The party hold the balance of power in parliament and will soon have to decide on which budget to support.