Government with benefit scheme for foreign workers in Longyearbyen
The Norwegian government announces a fixed-term benefits scheme for foreign employees in Longyearbyen whose income is suspended due to the current corona virus epidemic. - This is good, says Governor Kjerstin Askholt.
- The measures will help alleviate the acute situation that many unfortunately have come into. It is important that people are aware that it is limited in time and that those affected will assess their situation in Svalbard beyond the benefit period, as this is temporary, she points out.