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Sweden axes funding to young nationalist and Muslim groups
The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society has rejected applications for state funding from two organizations whose activities it says are not compatible with democracy.
Sweden Democratic Youth (Sverigedemokratisk ungdom, SDU), the former youth wing of the Sweden Democrat party, and Young Muslims of Sweden, have both been awarded funding in previous years, but will lose out on cash grants in 2017, reports Aftonbladet.
"We make the assessment that SDU has statements in its political manifestos and Young Muslims of Sweden has elements in its operations which mean that these organizations do not live up to the standard we want an organization to have to get government funding," Lotta Persson, of the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF) which hands out the grants, told the TT newswire.
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