Approximately 28,000 Swedish border commuters might be forced
into becoming Norwegians. This after the introduction of new, stricter rules. According to the new rules, those Swedes who live and work in Norway more than 183 days in a year must have a Norwegian social security number and be registered as living in Norway. To be registered by the Norwegian authorities among else means that they no longer have the right to vote in some Swedish election, that they no longer are entitled to Swedish health care and other Swedish social benefits.