ID checks hitting companies

Border controls are an obstacle to growth and increase commuters’ journey time by over half an hour every day, which is affecting the labour market in the Öresund region negatively, comments Skåne county council in a report for the government.

Large companies, such as Ikea, view the controls as an obstacle to future growth. They “affect not only journeys across the bridge but delay other rail travel… We need to recruit in Malmö, Helsingborg and Älmhut and recruitment is affected negatively by the checks,” says Sara Paulsson, from Ikea.