Only two out of ten Norwegians believe integration is going well


Never before has the percentage of Norwegians who think integration is going well has been so low. The government is announcing a new integration policy.


Only two out of ten believe integration is going well. This is reflected in the authorities annual survey of Norwegians’ attitude towards immigrants.

Now the government wants a new and clearer integration policy.

“We want to make clearer demands for municipalities to deliver results,but also clearer immigration requirements to learn Norwegian and contribute good qualifications so that they get to work,” said Jan Tore Sanner of Høyre (H), Minister for Integration, to TV 2 .

Parliamentary representative, Himanshu Gulati of Fremskrittsparti (Frp) said he understands that fewer Norwegians are confident that integration is going well and referred to recent calls for a clampdown on gang crime in Oslo.He believes many immigrants should make a better effort.

“My parents came to Norway on January 19, 1977, and they went to work the following day. But there are many who have lived in Norway for many years who can’t speak Norwegian and don’t want to work, and they have themselves to thank for that,’’ said Gulati.


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