Via the Local:
The Swedish government has launched a "sweeping" reform of integration policy, shifting the main responsibility for immigrant "establishment" in the country on the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).
"We will move from a handholding mentality where people from the other countries have been considered weak individuals to a focus on people quickly finding a job," integration minister Erik Ullenhag said on Wednesday.
The reform comes into force on Wednesday and promises the ”most radical changes to Swedish integration policy in 25 years”.
According to the reform, the Public Employment Service will take over responsibility from municipalities for coordinating establishment efforts. The Service will together with the individual immigrants develop a personal establishment plan to ease the move into work and into society.