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Are you one of those people who shakes his head in despair? Above the cries of those in line now? I think we need to think a little bit then. For this, the law is serious.
It is rare for me to ask people to listen to FRP politician Per-Willy Amundsen, but as everyone knows, even blind chickens find grain:
– This is a human rights violation, it is very serious. We are talking about human rights violations. There is a fundamental right in the constitution, the right to freedom of movement, Amundsen tells TV2.
He talks about the growing passport crisis. Somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 Norwegians are now without the little red of Norway. Or, the new ones may be more salmon pink. Boss rows just keep growing. Delivery time is long. If you go out and travel this summer and have not yet received a passport, you may be leaving too late. The reasons are two:
- First, there are now many who apply for a new passport at the same time. Many passports that had been in the drawer for two years had expired due to the infection. Now shudder at the desire to travel again, then for many there must be something new.
- There is a shortage of materials needed to produce a passport. They contain electronic chips with a particularly high level of security, and they are not made in Norway.
You can basically travel without a passport in EU and EEA countries. But you have to identify yourself. Passport or National Identity Card are the only valid identification forms. Now both have a long wait.
So, there are many Norwegians who can sit with their beards in the mailbox instead of enjoying life in hot areas this summer. Or they may not have seen their family before the outbreak and are now finally reunited.
Problems internally are also called problems. But not getting a passport to travel is no small matter. It’s very complicated, and it’s a plunder of freedom.
To leave this country, you must keep your documents in order. It needs government. The system of national states and national borders in the world, the Norwegian government has a clear duty to issue passports to those who wish. The exception is, among other things, if you wish or be arrested.
No one can refuse to leave the empire unless it is necessary to prosecute effectively or for the effectiveness of military service. This is stated in the Constitution. If the government fails to process the documents required to leave the country, freedom of movement is restricted.
This is not the least Basic views you have in your passport. Is it a right to own one, or is it a privilege? You may not reflect much about it, but there are good reasons why you should.
This may seem like a purely philosophical debate, but how you view passports is as important as how we deal with the ongoing passport crisis in Norway and other parts of the world. Should getting a passport be easier than it is today and traveling without it? Is waiting for months and canceling foreign trips something that people have to endure or a major interference in freedom?
Freedom of movement is a fundamental right. This is not something you have to thank the government for. As long as Norway contributes to a world order based on strict border control and the identification of all who dare to cross a national border, it is important for the government to keep the documents enforcing the travel.
For our part, this crisis is fortunately temporary. For many countries this is permanent.
Not all passports are the same. There are significant differences in how powerful they are, and the differences between them are increasing. Henley Passport Index Every year, all the passports in the world are ranked according to how powerful they are. Norway Passport ranks sixth, with 186 countries accessible on or without a visa.
At the bottom of the list you will find Afghanistan. If you are very unfortunate to have an Afghanistan passport, you can only travel to 26 countries without going through a bureaucratic ban.
The difference in freedom of movement has never been greater Than it is now. The map drawn is very clear: those with less travel freedom are on the African continent or the Middle East.
For Norwegians with a proud passport history, this should taste a little extra pain. Fritzof Nansen, a polar explorer and Peace Prize winner as High Commissioner to the League of Nations, presented passports to stateless refugees. 450,000 people have their passports approved by Nansen, ensuring that they can move freely despite their previous state ban.
Long pass queues are unacceptable. In recent years there have been very few restrictions on freedom of movement. For many, this is a drop in the ocean of patience.
Opposition in Sorting has issued a march order for Justice Minister Emily Enger Mehl (SP) to take immediate action against Norwegians who wish to travel. Possible solutions that are valid for long open hours and emergency passports.
Hopefully it will be resolved in the summer, but it is not so. This is nothing but trampling on the state. Of course, it is not easy to predict that passports will suffer from a shortage of raw materials, but the presence of border restrictions and visas will make it much harder for people to travel – we know.
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