Getting married in Sweden , you might want to have a rethink about choosing Landskrona for your destination wedding.
David Landes at The Local an english newspaper in Sweden reported . To read the entire story clink on the link.
Swedish town restricts ‘immigrant weddings’
here are a few paragraphs that will raise some eyebrows
A politician from Landskrona has said only one “immigrant wedding” can be held at the town’s local community centre every month.
“We don’t want to have too many,” Lars Svensson, the centre’s manager and Social Democratic member of the Landskrona local council, told the local Helsingborgs Dagblad (HD) newspaper.
Svensson then went on to explain what he meant by the term “immigrant wedding”.
According to Svensson, the policy comes following repeated complaints about the noise and untidiness associated with “immigrant weddings” held at Landskrona’s Folkets Hus. Svensson doesn’t see any problem with limiting the number of immigrant weddings, claiming he is simply doing his best to maintain a balance that reflects the makeup of the community.
“We try to avoid discrimination. But the alternative is prohibiting these parties altogether.”
Svensson told Local resident of ten years Habib Ramadani, originally from Kosovoa , hoping to be able to rent out the community centre’s great hall.
“He said, ‘ not for you, you all throw cake on the floor instead of in your mouths,’” .
“It’s those who live in the city. There are quite a lot of Kurds and Palestinians who get married. There’s something about having an oriental background; there can be between 400 and 500 guests,” Svensson explained, adding that “European immigrant groups” aren’t included in the term..
Having already sent out hundreds of invitations to guests around the world, Ramadani offered to pay professional cleaners to ensure the hall would be spotless following the event.
According to Ramadani, Svensson also claimed that “immigrant weddings” require advance payment because people who arrange them don’t share “our norms” when it comes to paying bills.
Svensson told the newspaper that the community centre has been criticized by accountants for accepting payments for “immigrant weddings” in cash, often in large sums the day of the event.
“We’ve discussed this a lot. The accountants say ‘either send a bill or pay in advance’. But we probably wouldn’t have received any money. Those who arrange weddings don’t abide by our conditions, by our norms. They come with wads of bills in their pockets,” he said.