Europe IS the next big battleground

Europe’s IS the next big battleground. A year ago exclaimed IS a caliphate, are now planning the next step: to smuggle fighters over asylum flows which go to Europe. This writes the German newspaper Die Welt (29 June). “It is an alarming situation,” says Michele Coninsx which is the EU’s chief prosecutor and head of Eurojust, working against serious cross-border crime (AP July 6). Abdul Basit Haroun, Adviser to the Libyan government, has talked with smugglers in North Africa and even he says the same thing (BBC 17th May). Also in Italy and Egypt, officials have warned that the IS smuggle terrorists in the asylum flows

And Sweden? Here Sapo warned officers at the Migration Board that the jihadists who fought for the Islamic state were suspected of trying to get asylum in Sweden, with the help of forged or stolen passports. Due to the drastic increase in the number of applications has increased the workload for the Migration Board, which makes that there are resources for proper investigations to detect suspected jihadists.

In 2014 went asylum-trial expert around and lectured for asylum units of the risk that criminals and terrorists from Syria are trying to get a residence permit in Sweden. In the material, they declare that “Syrian affairs poses particular challenges – thorough investigation important”.

But when you read the Migration Board’s own quality monitoring reveals that there are shortcomings precisely in Syria Matters. Migration Board’s management has implemented production targets that make the quality decreases, which, among other things, the Migration Board’s internal report “How we govern?” Shows. Instead of investigating thoroughly chasing officers “sticks”, that is to finish as many cases as possible. Although the number of linguistic analyzes of Syrian asylum seekers is low. Administrators’ time constraints of safety concern for Sweden. But at the Migration Board seems to want to show a different picture outwards. In the annual report from 2013 states that one reason that it takes less time to themselves with matters in comparison with 2011 and 2012 is “[…] that the cases that the Migration Board has considered during the year, such as the large number of unfounded cases from Syria and extension matters , has not been so intense investigation. ”

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