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Government sorry for welfare scandal

Expectations were high when Norway's government minister in charge of labour and social welfare strode to the podium in Parliament Tuesday morning. Anniken Hauglie...

NAV scandal linked to EØS ignorance

As Norway wrestles with its biggest welfare scandal ever, legal experts claim that the real scandal extends far beyond state welfare agency NAV. They...

Welfare scandal shakes a nation

NEWS ANALYSIS: It didn't take Norwegian media outlets long to find and interview real victims of an unprecedented scandal that's still unfolding at Norway's...

Welfare recipients wrongly convicted

Norway's state welfare agency NAV has erred in its intepretation of how welfare payments can be received while residing abroad. Nearly 40 people have...

No more birth certificates

In their ongoing rush to digitalize nearly all state and local services, Norwegian authorities are no longer sending birth certificates when babies are born....

Child welfare payments rise

For the first time in 23 years, parents of children up to the age of 16 will get a raise in the monthly welfare...

Poverty grabs the political spotlight

There's been a lot of talk lately about poverty in the world's wealthiest country. It's not the poverty that Norway's huge foreign aid budget...

Norway still the best place to live

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has once again ranked Norway as the best country in the world in which to live. Norway scored...

Convicted psychiatrist’s cases reviewed

The government ministry in charge of children's and equality issues is "evaluating" whether there's reason to further review child protection cases that involved a...

New laws aid travelers, teens, parents

Several new laws took effect from July 1, including one aimed at improving the rights of consumers while out traveling. Another prevents marriage before...

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