Norwegian government proposes 14.4 billion kroner Ukraine crisis package

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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The Norwegian government wants to set aside NOK 14.4 billion for a crisis package due to the war in Ukraine. Out of the total, NOK 7.1 billion should be spent on handling increased asylum arrivals.

“We are strengthening our national defense capability and security. At the same time, we enable Norwegian municipalities to receive a large number of Ukrainian refugees. 

“What we present today is a powerful signal to Norwegian municipalities that the community is standing up. This is solidarity in practice. We will enable our municipalities to manage this job. It will require more from kindergartens, schools, health care, volunteering, and many other areas,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) said.

The government will provide NOK 7.1 billion in increased allocations to the UDI, the police, and IMDi to handle increased asylum arrivals.

Furthermore, NOK 3 billion will go to the Armed Forces and NOK 500 million to civil emergency preparedness.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norwegian government proposes 14.4 billion kroner Ukraine crisis package"

  1. “Furthermore, NOK 3 billion will go to the Armed Forces and NOK 500 million to civil emergency preparedness.”

    The amounts should be reversed, since Norway is so far behind in sivillforsvars, and volunteer labor to restore and stockpile fallout shelters should be enabled and implemented immediately, since the emergency is right now … especially with Ukraine now attacking Russia and the war probably going nuclear.

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