Sweden's ruling Social Democrats have announced a bid for new asylum restrictions aimed at halving the number of refugees coming to the country, if they win the election in September.
The new migration policy promises to stop those who have had their applications rejected from receiving any social support in Sweden, and even goes so far as to ban their children from attending schools.
Immigration minister Helene Fritzon said at a press conference that Sweden should be taking in around 14,000 to 15,000 asylum seekers, much fewer than the 27,000 who came to the country in 2017, although she said she did not want to give an exact target.
"Even if the number of asylum seekers has dropped significantly in Sweden, it is significantly higher than [what it should be given] our population share in Europe," Fritzon said, according to Expressen. "Not quite double, but close to it."