In case you missed it: Catch up on your weekly news with the top 10 Norway Today stories this week.
Here’s your weekly Saturday morning briefing.
Almost 180,000 people in Norway struggle to get a roof over their heads on their own. Now the government wants to tighten municipalities’ responsibility to ensure everyone has a place to live.
2. Record bust: Norwegian police find over 700 kilos of hashish worth 140 million kroner in a trailer in Skien
A Norwegian and a Lithuanian man were arrested after the police found over 700 kilos of hashish in a trailer in Skien. The confiscated amount is one of the largest in Norwegian history.
Professor Stuart Kim of Stanford University believes that people already alive today will live to be 200. According to the professor, average life expectancy is increasing by about 2.5 years each decade. He’s so confident in this, that he’s bet (with a group of scientists) the equivalent of NOK 1 billion on it!
The government says it is crucial for Norway’s security policy that people live in Northern Norway. The new report on the High North focuses on housing and entrepreneurial funds for young people.
Both Norwegians’ rights in the United Kingdom and British rights in Norway are secured in separate agreements after the transition period expires at New Year.
According to Statistics Norway, most low-income households have relatively little wealth and own their own homes less often than don’t have low incomes.
The village Fucking in Austria has decided to change its name. Residents are tired of thieves stealing the signs with the village name.
8. Norway’s Socialist Left party asks parliament to stop the expulsion of 18-year-old Mustafa Hasan from Norway
The Socialist Left (SV) is taking the expulsion of Mustafa Hasan (18) from Norway to the Norwegian parliament (Storting). The reason for the deportation is that Hasan’s mother incorrectly stated the nationality when they came to Norway in 2008.
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions stepped up the security guard strike on Saturday, and another 85 guards are now on strike. Due to the escalation, the Nyhamna gas plant has to shut down.
It is tough to get a job as an immigrant in a foreign land, but with the right preparations, it’s not impossible. On the topic, Norway Today spoke to experts at Skillhus, a recruitment agency that works to bridge the gap between skilled migrants and refugees and the Norwegian job market.
That’s all for today!
Source: Norway Today