Tagged: Asylum seekers

New proposal for asylum bill

Hardline asylum and integration proposal was presented to the parliament April 5 The Local The final version of the bill saw the Norwegian government scaling back its controversial requirements on family reunification for refugees,...

PM proposes “safety net”

Solberg is proposing a law that would prevent asylum seekers from non-conflict areas entering Norway The Local Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is proposing emergency legislation that would allow Norway to deny entry to...

Norway to send refugees back to the EU

4,000 to 5,000 refugees may be returned to other countries, including some 860 to Hungary The Local Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that Norway will begin returning asylum seekers to other countries in Europe....

Asylum seekers want to leave

An increasing number of asylum seekers are interested in taking Norway’s offer of a return trip home The Local Long family reunification waiting times and barriers to taking work or starting an education are...

Norway tightens border controls

Ferries and other transport arteries into the country are subject to closer inspection Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Norway’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security says that the announced “temporary border control” move is to...

New controls stop Syrians

Four asylum-seekers turned away in Denmark The Local A group of Syrians were stopped from boarding a Norway-bound ferry in the Danish port of Hirtshals as a result of new Norwegian border controls. Four...

Sweden border security upped

Norway boosting checks on Swedish border as asylum seekers pour in The Local Norway is stepping up police monitoring of migrants on its border with Sweden following a record rise in the number of...

Eritrea return agreement unlikely

An interview with Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers Secretary General Anne-Magrit Austenå after the Justice Ministry’s visit to the country Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Michael Sandelson: What is your view regarding a return agreement...

969 asylum seekers in August

6304 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year, which is almost a half compared to the same period in 2009. In August, 969 people searched for asylum, which is a small...

Sharp increase in voluntary returns

1,019 people returned voluntarily to their home countries in 2009. That is an increase of 79 percent. In order to protect the right to asylum and protection, it is important that persons who have...