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Norway cuts 2016 asylum arrival forecast by 86 percent
October 17, 2016 / 11:01 AM / 10 months ago

Norway cuts 2016 asylum arrival forecast by 86 percent

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has cut its forecast for asylum seeker arrivals in 2016 to a 19-year low of 3,550 people, down from 25,000 predicted in a fiscal budget document in May, the country's Justice Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The government plans to inform parliament of the budgetary consequences of the 86-percent reduction in expected asylum applications, the ministry added.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche

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