Røe Isaksen alerts of the dramatic consequences of immigration

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen,Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen ( Conservative Party )

Høyres (Right) Torbjørn Røe Isaksen believes that the low level of occupational participation among many immigrants will undermine the welfare state.


During a seminar at Høyres country meeting this weekend, Minister of Industry, Røe Isaksen drew up what he calls a ticking time bomb in the welfare system.

“If more immigrants do not come in to work, the Norwegian welfare system will not be sustainable,” says Torbjørn Røe Isaksen to Dagens Næringsliv.

Røe Isaksen has worked with management in Høyre for a long time to analyze what is needed to preserve and what threatens a sustainable welfare system in Norway.

He says it has entered an acknowledgment in all parties that it does not help with liberal minds and good intentions if it creates new social problems in Norway with high immigration.

– I have said this for many years. High immigration is not compatible with a sustainable welfare system. That’s what he says.

The right-wing minister refers to the low employment rate among immigrants with African and Asian backgrounds.

Statistics Norway’s latest updated figures from March 13 this year show that only 48.6 percent of the population between the ages of 20 and 66 with African background is employed. Corresponding figures for those with Asian backgrounds are 56.1 percent. For the entire population, including immigrant groups, 75.3 percent are employed.


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3 Comments on "Røe Isaksen alerts of the dramatic consequences of immigration"

  1. The DRAMATIC consequences of migration REALLY ! What would you all do if you took in as many per head of population as New Zealand or Canada and especially Australia. You have to be joking, you have taken barely half as many as the most generous nations. They haven’t hit the panic button so why would you ? I wont say why you have ! Because it is so obvious.

  2. xenophobia is the issue re’ unemployed immigrants…..increase the tax payable by Norwegian Employers who refuse to employ immigrants..watch the statistics change!
    Have a mechanism in place where job applicants can make a formal complaint to an approved authority, with documentation to prove their rejected application..plus documentation of their qualifications and/or work experience.
    Talking ‘statiscally’..the Norwegian birthrate is in serious decline and has reached the point of no return..be nice to the immigrants Røe they will be running Norway in a generation or two.
    Cheers !

  3. Many immigrants want to work but most Norwegian business do not want to interview much less employ immigrants.

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