Norway Worried About Foreign Beggars

The Oslo City Council is concerned at the growth of begging by foreigners since Norway decriminalized begging last year. City Councilman Erling Lae said: “Norway cannot become a haven for international begging.” Apparently, he is less concerned with Norwegians begging but the sight of east Europeans doing it becomes very distasteful. He also claims foreigners come on tourist visas and remain to engage in begging.

Perhaps, tourists are resorting to begging due to the expense of living in Oslo.