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Dagens Nyheter - Sweden | Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sweden must abolish modern slavery

Sweden's government wants to introduce stricter regulations for work migrants. In view of the unscrupulous exploitation of many immigrants the red-green cabinet's plans are a welcome initiative, the liberal daily Dagens Nyheter comments: "In the Sweden of 2015 we keep slaves. This is where the debate must begin. Because we're talking about slavery: people being illegally exploited for profit. … The state of law must be given more options for stopping all forms of trafficking in Sweden. The result would be that many migrants would lose their jobs and have to return to their home country. But Sweden can help them most with trade that brings growing prosperity. We won't help them by closing our eyes and allowing people to be exploited by semi-legal construction firms or as 'personal assistants' for slaveholders."

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