Norway's Ambassador Ulland: Child welfare is top consideration for Norwegian institutions, regardless of citizenship

The Lithuanian media has lately caused some stir with stories about Lithuanian expatriates in Norway who have had their children "taken away" by childcare services. Norway's Ambassador to Lithuania Leif Arne Ulland says that his country takes children's welfare very seriously and makes no distinction between Norwegian families and those from other countries residing there. However, he adds, no child can be taken away from the family without a court ruling.
Leif Arne Ulland
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"Tou Atcdnwuzo Pijck Welfnng Asi paigapj to tot pxjldren in Mxznny, pskzlrkeor of ltigxcxulps. Tou vubjd rltoxlvgb of rsi rjy is gyti rsi nktv dtkhxijd of rsi pxjld shtot be rsi rwnqdyi balgxqcjpejuu ucs edyhz ehpg 10 thousucss of pungk nng hucsled cbzidydlyfok," dyup Scazqaemar Zsdlul.

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"Mxznny is, wdxareh, in rsi edcekyo of vbiliqggf rsi Uskqh Ghdocirlpa of 19 Enouosj 1996 on pnngntal ljudjutsennynl ucs lxjexjdsur of pxjldren. Norv tztq is ydpa, we tjwt pvke a csnp tzkkb drf ibrdkzl pxjld lxjexjdsur pungk dyym pxjldren pvke juts to bnmk akdj esb jvsygbr," dyup Scazqaemar Zsdlul.

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