Sweden: A Beggar on Every Corner

Nobody knows exactly how many of them there are, but for the last few years Sweden has been overwhelmed with Roma beggars from Romania and Bulgaria. In 2014, the newspaper Sydsvenskan reported that an estimated 600 Roma beggars lived in the country; a few months ago, the government-appointed “National Coordinator for Vulnerable EU Citizens,” Martin Valfridsson, found that there are now around 4,000.

You see beggars sitting outside virtually every store, not just in the big cities, but also in small rural villages. In the far north of Sweden, at gas stations in the middle of nowhere, patrons are greeted by beggars saying “Hello, hello!” while holding out their paper cups.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I never give money to beggars.
    I have less money than they do.

    • Me too;)

    • john700

      They don’t beg because they’re poor. It’s a very lucrative activity.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I refuse to support indolence.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Of course you have less money than a beggar, you work and pay taxes.

  • Martin B

    Can’t blame Romania & Bulgaria for dumping their garbage on Sweden if Sweden takes it and asks for more.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Sweden can’t seem to mess itself up enuff to suit the Swedes. Very strange.

  • Shebel

    When ‘Begging’ becomes an acceptable JOB—
    We know our society is fucked.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Ka-Ching!

  • ontario john

    Don’t worry Sweden, Trudeau has decided to drop visa requirements for Bulgaria and Romania. Now we can take in all their gypsy trash. They will have to fight with the muslim refugees for government hotel space though.

    • Shebel

      My Gawd– Just is really stupid !

      • ontario john

        Yes, the EU is upset that Canada had visa requirements for those countries, so little Justin caved in. Hide your children and lock your doors. The gypsies are coming.

    • john700

      He did? I haven’t seen any news saying this.

      • ontario john

        The media is reporting that Canada is in a scramble to meet this demand or the EU will require visas from Canada to all EU countries.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    I wouldn’t mind if Canada never joins the EU I guess too many beggers already in here .

  • Shebel

    The EU is on its Last legs .
    GOOD.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Let’s all hope snipers have her kneecaps in the crosshairs, and others have her “top-level brains” marked for “splatter”. Anything less will fail.

  • ismiselemeas

    It’s already here, I saw a middle aged Roma woman working the on ramp at Sheppard / DVP last week. A couple of months ago there was a Roma beggar hustling at the off ramp at Mavis and QEW. Most Torontonians wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from the usual panhandlers but after living and working in Europe for many years you can smell them around the corner.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I don’t know how the Lower Mainland will be able to accommodate this new wave of human detritus. There’s already a beggar on every corner.

    • Alain

      We always get a big influx during the summer including lots of Quebecers. I kid you not.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        We get that here, but its most noticeable in the winter when the weather attracts them like flies to crap. Have I noticed you mention you’re in Victoria?

  • DMB

    I myself have encountered beggars and most of them that I have seen are able body young men either trying to feed their drug habit or just supplementing their welfare checks. They are too lazy to work and they believe that society owes them a leaving. I have no sympathy for them.