Norway's government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, the country's finance minister has said.
Minister of Finance Siv Jensen said that newcomers to the Norway must show "willingness" to learn the country's language.
"This is a demand to immigrants that they must learn Norwegian and they should show genuine willingness to do it. It won't do to just give up and live on state welfare support," Jensen told newspaper VG.
Jensen, who is also leader of the anti-immigration Progress Party, wants to scrap a current rule ensuring immigrants to Norway receive 600 hours of classes on Norway's language and culture.