Norwegian examination for immigrants

According to Dagsavisen's report, the committee, chaired by Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store, advocates for stricter requirements for citizenship for all immigrants out of EEA countries. This means that the number of mandatory training hours in the Norwegian language is doubled from 300 to 600, and 2,400 hours for passing the final test showing the required language skills.

Expecting criticism

Minister expects that some of the proposals will be perceived as controversial, and that they will arouse debate at the congress. He stressed that the proposals are a prerequisite for increased allocations to the municipalities, who are responsible for providing tuition.

The Commission would also require municipalities to provide tuition to migrant workers from the EU and their families. EEA regulations does not allow a requirement on the implementation of the Norwegian and community education.

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