EU Hands Sweden Cash to Tackle ‘Hate Crime’ as Violence Remains High

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Sweden is set to receive 7.5 million Swedish Kronor (738,248 euros) from the European Union for victims of “hate crimes” after the country saw a record number of fatal shootings in 2018.

The programme is aimed at providing better support for those who are victims of hate crimes across the country while their cases are being investigated or prosecuted, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

Eva Sund, who works with hate crime cases for the National Operations Department (NOA) of the Swedish police, said the project would help support victims in various ways including how to properly file a hate crime report to the police.