Norway: A roundup of the latest news
UDI uncovers fake diplomas in work permit applications
Last year, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration uncovered the use of hundreds of counterfeit credentials from those from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reports.
It detected the bogus education certification when it began receiving abnormally large applications from a few countries.
It began with applications from a number of Turkish citizens who claimed to be trained chefs. However, further investigation revealed that the applicants’ documents were fake, and they were not trained as chefs.
A random check of 20 applications filed under similar circumstances revealed that 11 were fake, prompting increased scrutiny. Several applications from India were also uncovered with fake vocational certificates for training as a car mechanic, in addition to bogus documentation filed by applicants from Iran and Kosovo.
A growing number of Norwegians choosing between food and energy
More than 400,000 households in Norway are facing severe financial problems or are struggling financially, a new report has shown.
According to a report by the Consumer Research Institute (SIFO), just over a third of households are in a vulnerable financial position, while 49 percent are safe.
Public broadcaster NRK reports that SIFO has identified a trend of more people choosing between food and heating. Around one in six households has saved on food to free up money for energy bills.
“This is not sustainable long-term,” Christian Poppe from SIFO told NRK.
New tax on fish farms and hydroelectric power
The community needs greater income in the coming years so that we can together protect good welfare for all. the contribute more,” Prime Minister Jonas Gehry Store said at a press conference