NOK 800 million less for the reception of asylum seekers

Vidar Brein-Karlsen family reunification frpState Secretary Vidar Brein-Karlsen in the Ministry of Justice(Progress Party).Photo.

The government will reduce the budget of the apparatus for receiving asylum seekers by 800 million kroner. A tight asylum policy has lead to fewer asylum seekers, a state secretary says.

The amendment is part of the government’s proposed revised National Budget, which will be presented Wednesday morning,  Nettavisen writes. According to immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug (FRP) there is likely to be 8,000 fewer asylum arrivals this year than  the 33,000 of last year.
– Due to fewer expenses related to asylum influx in 2016, we will allocate fewer funds to the receiving apparatus. The reduction of approximately 800 million kroner is confirmed by the state secretary  in the Ministry of Justice, Vidar Brein-Karlsen . The amount will be deducted from an additional allocation of 2 billion last fall to handle the increased influx of asylum seekers.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today