Speech by the Prime Minister at the opening event – Bodø 2024, European Capital of Culture
“Show the rest of Europe all that the Arctic has to offer; the natural surroundings, the colours, the resources, the people, the music, the art, the possibilities. And be brave, make full use of the wonders of the north”, said Prime Minister Støre.
New measures to ensure continued control of immigration
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is continuing with full force. More than half of the Ukrainian refugees who arrive in the Nordic countries seek protection in Norway. Norway will continue to provide support for Ukrainians, but is imposing more restrictions to bring the level of arrivals closer to that of the Nordic countries.
Changes to the regulations for displaced Ukrainians
Norwegian municipalities have done an outstanding job of settling and integrating displaced persons from Ukraine. Norway will continue this commitment, and take its share of the responsibility, but the level of arrivals must be sustainable over time. The Government is therefore implementing measures to handle the continuing situation with a high number of Ukrainian arrivals.
Attack on Ukraine
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022. On this page you will find content about the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Norway.