In the wake of Barnevernet confiscation of children from families like Bodnariu and Nan, many Romanian families are not taking a chance, and they are leaving the country.
Barnevernet in certain counties is in full damage-control mode. They have had town hall meetings to try to educate Romanians living in Norway about their Child Protective Services. They are concerned that families are leaving from towns like Skjervøy where a sizable population of Romanians are doing farm work.
Two large Norwegian newspapers have reported on this issue. Bergens Tidende (here) and Vart Land (here) have each written articles hinting that Norway may experience an exodus of Romanian labor force.
The BT article presents an interesting spin on the situation. They interviewed pastor Beniamin Ciuciu who pastors a Romanian congregation of about 40 members in Rogaland. Ciuciu does not support the protests against Barnevernet and is critical of the work…
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