Swedish Foreign Minister laments that country is ‘collapsing’ due to muslim migrants
- Margot Wallstrom says Sweden cannot cope with the influx of refugees
- Says country is facing collapse as 190,000 asylum seekers arrive each year
- Has called on other EU member states to share burden in taking in migrants
The Swedish Foreign Minister has claimed her country is facing collapse due to the mass influx of refugees as the migrant crisis deepens.
Margot Wallstrom has said that Sweden cannot cope with taking in refugees at its current level, without it affecting services.
She says that Stockholm will now have to pressure the European Union in a bid to force other member states to share the burden of those coming from the Middle East, mainly Syria.
A large group of migrants walk down a a highway in Denmark, headed for the Swedish border. The Swedish Foreign Minister has claimed her country is facing collapse due to the mass influx of refugees
Margot Wallstrom, pictured, has said that Sweden cannot cope with taking in refugees at its current level, without it affecting services
It is expected that Sweden will take in around 190,000 migrants by the end of 2015. In the first nine months of the year, more than 73,000 people applied for asylum in Sweden.
And Mrs Wallstrom said in an interview: ‘I think most people feel that we cannot maintain a system where perhaps 190,000 people will arrive every year – in the long run, our system will collapse.
‘And that welcome is not going to receive popular support.
‘I have to admit that there have been moments recently of very great disappointment. I have heard statements from member states that have been completely
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