The Norwegian Prime Minister demanded that it is not a “complex issue” for migrants arriving in her country – they must “work to sustain a living” and “cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they serve pork or alcohol” for religious reasons.
Ema Solberg said while her country is happy to accept migrants they must not expect that Norway will pay them any benefits if are refuse work.
The Scandinavian country have maintained a hard stance on the European migrant crisis and successfully challenged European Union migrant quotas, which enabled them to maintain the regular border checks that were introduced at the beginning of this year, and designed to limit the flow of irregular migrants.
“You have to work to sustain a living, you cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they will serve pork or alcohol.
“You cannot expect that the Norwegian society will pay you benefits if you are refusing to work for religious reasons.
Speaking on Euronews’ Global Conversation, Ms Solberg said: “It is part of our normal educational system that you are discussing why people are fleeing from countries, what is the convention what is the responsibilities we have, this is all part of the school curriculum in Norway.
“There is also a clear view that if you move and get refuge, you have to live by Norwegian standards, you can’t come and think you live in your home country when it comes to women’s rights, not to be puzzled if you see two men kiss on the street, because there are gay people in our countries and it is normal, it’s part of our system.”
Upon being challenged about religious differences between her country and that of arriving migrants, she rebuked: “I do not think it is a complex issue that if you are going to come to country.