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Refugees - burden or resource?

| Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP

Refugees’ chances of getting to the Nordic countries have been dramatically reduced. Before the tightening of rules, more than 170,000 people applied for asylum in a Nordic country. Even if nany of the new arrivals will be turned down, the region will still get a solid boost of labour. Can refugees be included in working life without lowering wages and risking the creation of a new economic underclass?

In the picture above refugees are crossing the northernmost border of Europe, Storskog, between Russia and Norway. Russian rules says you can't cross the border on foot -hence the bicycles.

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