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Swedish government won’t close Øresund Bridge after all

The proposal was heavily criticised and eventually swept aside

The Øresund Bridge that connects Amager with Malmø will remain open (photo: iStock)
December 8th, 2015 5:41 pm| by Lucie Rychla

The Swedish government’s proposal to close Øresund Bridge for up to one month in order to get the influx of migrants under control has been swept aside, reports DR.

According to the Swedish media, the proposal was heavily criticised by different stakeholders, including the legislation council, Lagrådet.

“Following criticism from Lagrådet, the government has decided to drop the proposal,” said Annika Hirvonen Falk, the vice rapporteur at the justice committee.

Carrier liability
However, the government’s proposal for carrier liability to conduct border controls is still in play.

Transport operators have to check IDs of all passengers entering Sweden or they risk getting a 50,000 Swedish kroner fine.

A similar law is also being discussed in Denmark.