Germany to tighten asylum rules as Sweden, Finland plan deportations

Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, took in more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, putting it among the EU states with the highest proportion of refugees per capitaGermany moved Thursday to toughen its asylum policies, as Finland and Sweden announced plans to deport tens of thousands of people in a bid to contain the migrant crisis. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced that Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on a list of "safe countries of origin" — meaning their nationals would have little chance of winning asylum. Some migrants will also be blocked from bringing their families to join them in Germany for two years, Gabriel said.

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