Via the Local:
The Swedish government on Friday announced plans to step up its efforts to fight racism by appointing a special commission to survey xenophobia in the wake of electoral gains made by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats.
In announcing the appointment of former Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) leader Bengt Westerberg to head the commission, Sweden's integration minister Erik Ullenhag emphasised, however, the inquiry does not amount to an investigation of the Sweden Democrats.
"This isn't an investigation about or against the Sweden Democrats, but the need to combat xenophobia has increased since the Sweden Democrats entered the Riksdag," Ullenhag said during a press conference.
"We have a common responsibility to see that the forces for good stand up for tolerance."