Norway: ‘The last frontier for refugees’

Norway’s largest online bookshop, Booktopia, is set to close down.

The Norwegian online bookseller is shutting down its doors after the company was sued for discrimination against refugees, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation reported. 

The company said in a statement to the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Nyheter that it has been in talks with the Norwegian authorities about closing its doors as the company has been accused of being a provider of false information and discrimination. 

“Booktopia has been a partner in the development of Norwegian publishing and we hope to continue doing so in the future.

We are proud of our long and fruitful relationship with the government and believe that the time is right for Booktopia to be closed down,” the statement read.

“We have been dealing with the problems caused by the legal system and the fact that we are unable to provide any services for refugees for years, and we have no alternative but to close our doors to refugees.”

The news comes just days after Norway became the first country to allow the resettlement of refugees from Syria. 

This story will be updated.