Explained: Norway’s NAV social security scandal in five minutes

The issue has become so serious that calls have been made for the authority’s director, Sigrun Vågeng, to resign, according to recent reports.

Politicians have also been critical, with Left party leader Bjørnar Moxnes calling the case a “scandal”, and Socialist Left Party leader Audun Lysbakken describing it as a “catastrophe”. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that it was “incredibly unfair” and “should not happen in Norway”, Nettavisen reported.

NAV, responsible for around a third of Norway’s state budget, administers social security programmes including unemployment benefits, pensions and…
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