“Norway needs more children! I don’t think I need to tell anyone how this is done,” Norway’s prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.
Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.
The Nordic countries were long a bastion of strong fertility rates on an Old Continent that is rapidly getting older.
But they are now experiencing a decline that threatens their cherished welfare model, which is funded by taxpayers.
“In the coming decades, we will encounter problems with this model,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg warned Norwegians in her New Year’s speech.