Author Archives: Leif Eriksson

About Leif Eriksson

Leif Eriksson has worked in the field of asylum at the Swedish Migration Agency specializing in the Middle East, Schengen and the Dublin Regulation, as Migration Attaché and head of the migration section at the Swedish Embassy in Damascus 2005 - 2008, as a resettlement consultant at the UNHCR branch office in Damascus 2008 - 2009, Consul at the Swedish Consulate General in Jerusalem 2012 - 2013 and associate RSD/RST officer at UNHCR in Beirut 2013 - 2014. He currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Snabbare lagstiftningsprocess för tillfälligt uppehållstillstånd?

Regeringens och alliansens överenskommelse om migration och integration presenterad vid presskonferens den 23 oktober innehöll bland annat ett förslag om införa tillfälligt uppehållstillstånd istället för permanent uppehållstillstånd under en tid av tre år för de som beviljas asyl. Barnfamiljer och … Continue reading

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Syrien: Fakta, inte önsketänkande, leder oss rätt hur Assadregimen och IS skall hanteras

Utrikespolitiska institutets medarbetare Per Jönsson hävdar in sin slutreplik på att jag klamrar mig fast vid en ståndpunkt om inbördeskriget i Syrien som var aktuell och relevant för tre-fyra år sedan – att Assadregimen är anledningen till inbördeskriget i … Continue reading

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Syria: Busra Al Assad’s day in Court

On 12 March 2014 the Sixth Chamber of the General Court of the European Union reached a verdict on case T-202/12. The case number does not reveal anything but if one takes the time check who is the applicant and … Continue reading

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Syria: the twin bombings in Damascus points to regime weakend by incompetence, mistrust and treason

Twin bombing rocked central Damascus this morning. The first went off at 06:55 and was followed minutes later by the second bomb. The targets – the Ministry of Defense General Staff HQ and the Airforce Command building, are in a … Continue reading

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Syria: UNSC resolution 2059 – a wrap up of UNSMIS

UNSC resolution 2059, which was adopted unanimously, extended the UNSMIS mission in Syria for another 30 days. But reading the text it is also clear the mission will end by that time if no major changes will occur, changes that … Continue reading

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Syria: the final statement for the Syrian opposition conference

Held in Cairo July 2-3, 2012 The Syrian opposition conference held under the auspices of the Arab League completed its work on the evening of 3 July 2012, with the participation of 210 figures representing the various Syrian opposition sides, … Continue reading

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Syria: Assad rejects transition plan for Syria

In an interview with Iran’s channel 4, published on the SANA homepage to coincide with the result of the Action Group of Syria’s transition plan Bashar al-Assad, among other, rejected the solution agreed upon.  The plan agreed upon by China, … Continue reading

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