Immigration in Scandinavia

In this section, West selects the most up-to-date news, accompanied by regulations, data and studies on immigration and immigrants: those who, regardless of whether they have citizenship or not, live and work in a country different than the one in which they were born.

Afghan refugee becomes Danish soccer star

2017.08.04

Nadia Nadim went from being a refugee to a soccer star in Denmark. In fact, it was her goal against the Germans that qualified Copenhagen for the European Championship in women’s soccer, to take ...

Sweden is the world’s best country for immigrants

2017.07.10

Sweden is the best place in the world for immigrants. The Nordic country is followed by Canada and Switzerland in the US News & World Reports' list of "Best Countries to be an immigrant". ...

Sweden is a true laboratory of immigrant integration

2017.06.14

It will be interesting to see what unemployed Swedish citizens (5%) think about the recent official estimates regarding the integration of immigrants in the workplace. In fact, it has been declared that 80% of ...

To avoid problems with fanatics blasphemy law is abolished

2017.06.06

A sign in favor of secularism and against religious extremism. This was the motivation for which the Danish Parliament abolished a blasphemy law dating back to 1683, with an overwhelming majority. The so-called paragraph ...

Here refugees work rather than twiddle their thumbs

2017.05.23

Denmark leads the way with respect to occupational integration of refugees. Given that, compared to the year before, in 2016 the number of refugees aged 18-59 with an employment contract in fact doubled. So much ...

Denmark bans marriage for under-18s

2017.01.24

The Danish government has approved a bill that will prohibit people under the age of 18 from getting married. The bill, which also states asylum-seeking minors who were married abroad will not have their ...