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Sweden in the world – bilden av Sverige är förändrad

En del av rapporteringen i världen om de våldsamma upploppen i Husby och andra förorter runt Stockholm. Bilden av Sverige är förändrad.

The Washington Post, 21 maj 2013: Swedes shaken by second night of riots in Stockholm suburb triggered by police shooting

Washington Post LogoKnown for its strong welfare state and egalitarian society, the country has nonetheless had the biggest surge in inequality of any OECD country over the past 25 years, according to a recent publication by the global economic watchdog.

Hufvudstadsbladet, 21 maj 2013: Tid finns att rädda Helsingfors från upplopp

HBL logoDet här är en utveckling som politikerna i Finland följer med oro. Visserligen har Finland hittills klarat sig undan upplopp, men Helsingfors har liknande problem som Stockholm.

Helsingfors har de facto redan vidtagit flera åtgärder för att undvika misstag som gjorts i Sverige, säger både SFP-politikern Marcus Rantala, som sitter både i Helsingfors stadsfullmäktige och styrelse, och biträdande stadsdirektören Ritva Viljanen.

The Telegraph, 22 maj 2013: Stockholm hit by third day of rioting

The Telegraph logoThe unrest has proven once again that Sweden is not immune from the rioting which swept London in 2011, raising questions over how the country is integrating the immigrants who make up 20 per cent of the population.

News Online Australia, 22 maj 2013: Swedish capital hit by third day of riots

News Online AustraliaJustice Minister Beatrice Ask said it was necessary to ”stem the violence and vandalism”.

”Many have lost their cars, preschools have been burned, fires are lit here and there, youths are running amok,” she said on Swedish television.

Ask said stone-throwing at police or staff from emergency services was unacceptable.

CNBC, 22 maj 2013: Riots Erupt in Sweden: The Nordic Welfare Myth?

CNBC logoThe Scandinavian model is more commonly associated with progressive policies such as promoting stay-at-home dads; much less with cars set ablaze and schools trashed.

But Sweden has a higher unemployment rate than you might expect, David Lea, analyst for Western Europe at Control Risks, told CNBC. The country has seen a huge influx of immigrants, with many asylum seekers drawn to its reputation for openness and tolerance.

AlJazeera, 22 maj 2013: Sweden riots continue after police shooting

aljazeeraAround 80 percent of the roughly 11,000 residents of the suburbs are first- or second-generation immigrants.

Police have refused to give the nationality of the victim of the shooting.

Many local residents see the shooting as an example of police brutality, and the violence has stirred debate in Sweden.

MailOnline, 22 maj 2013: Stockholm burns as rioters battle police after three days of violence in immigrant ‘ghetto’

Mailonline logoYesterday’s violence, which has intensified over three days of rioting, saw gangs torch dozens of cars and attack two schools and a police station.

It is Sweden’s worst disorder in years and has shocked the country and provoked a debate on how Sweden is coping with youth unemployment and an influx of immigrants.

BBC News Europe, 22 maj 2013: Riots grip Stockholm suburbs after police shooting

bbcRioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by police.

Incidents were reported in at least nine suburbs of the Swedish capital and police made eight arrests. On Sunday night, more than 100 cars were set alight, Swedish media report.

Times of India, 22 maj 2013: Sweden’s capital Stockholm hit by worst riots in years

5580817An anti-immigrant party, the Sweden Democrats, has risen to third in polls ahead of a general election due next year, reflecting unease about immigrants among many voters.

Some 15 percent of the population is foreign-born, the highest proportion in the Nordic region. Unemployment among those born outside Sweden stands at 16 percent, compared with 6 percent for native Swedes, according to OECD data.

Among 44 industrialised countries, Sweden ranked fourth in the absolute number of asylum seekers, and second relative to its population, according to UN figures.