Refugees prefer Germany to France

Refugees snub France in search of better life

Refugees are welcomed in France earlier this month,but many choose to seek asylum elsewhere. Photo: AFP

They dream of a better life in Germany, Sweden or Holland, but one country appears glaringly absent from the lips of refugees on their arduous journey to Europe: France.

So why are refugees skirting Europe’s second largest economy, once seen as the promised land for asylum-seekers?

“France is not good for my future, and on top of that it doesn’t have the reputation of easily giving a residence permit,” said Edward, a 24-year-old from Baghdad waiting in Stockholm for a boat to Finland.

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