Spotify makes harsh criticism of Sweden’s immigration administration

Several key people on Spotify are facing deportation, writes Di Digital, referring to a letter Spotify has written to the Ministry of Justice. “We are losing key people in the business, individuals who are very difficult to replace. They have their work permits cancelled because of technicalities and are forced to leave Sweden. This is unreasonable and constitutes a significant risk to our operations in Sweden”. Spotify writes that 15 key employees are currently at risk being expelled from Sweden and Spotify’s Global HR Director, Katarina Berg, calls the situation “absurd”. Spotify also sent a specially composed playlist to the Ministry of Justice. When pieced together, the names of the songs on the playlist form a special message to the government: “S.O.S, Please, Stop The Madness, Change The Rules, So We Can Stay Alive, Our Business, Depends On, Smart People, Who, Come Over Here, We Need Brain, Power, Thank You, Keep Up the Good Work.”

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and television. Jessica is a Member of the Board of the Swedish Cricket Federation.