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Norway to become more multicultural. Approximately half of Oslo’s population will have an immigrant background within the next 30 years, calculations by Statistics Norway (SSB) show. According to the figures, there are currently 170,206 people living in the capital with a different nationality. This figure could rise to 386,979 by 2040 if the SSB’s forecast is correct. Conservative (H) city council leader Stian Berger Røsland declared, “I understand that some can feel slightly concerned the city is changing as fast as it is, but it is a worldwide trend that Norway and Oslo are both part of.”

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Norway to become more multicultural

Published on Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 at 07:03 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Approximately half of Oslo’s population will have an immigrant background within the next 30 years, calculations by Statistics Norway (SSB) show.

Oslo skyline
Oslo skyline
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According to the figures, there are currently 170,206 people living in the capital with a different nationality. This figure could rise to 386,979 by 2040 if the SSB’s forecast is correct.

Conservative (H) city council leader Stian Berger Røsland declared, “I understand that some can feel slightly concerned the city is changing as fast as it is, but it is a worldwide trend that Norway and Oslo are both part of.”

The SSB also predicts the rest of the country will also experience a rise of people with an immigrant background from today’s approximately 600,000 to over 1.5 million in 2040.

Far-Right Progress Party (FrP) leader Siv Jensen advocates a stricter immigration policy to prevent this.

She told NTB, “Norway has been an attractive country to asylum seekers and immigrants for far too long. The more immigrants there are, the harder it will be to achieve a good integration.”

Stian Berger Røsland disagrees, however.

“I feel that we have a very strict immigration policy and it’s not like we have open borders and free movement,” he said to NRK.



Published on Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 at 07:03 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwaymulticulturalism, osloimmigrants.





  
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