Polish diplomat Sławomir Kowalski has to leave Norway. Norway decided that he is no longer welcome.
Sławomir Kowalski has helped 150 Polish families living in Norway, that were subject to Barnevernet investigation. Barnevernet is Norway’s child welfare service, it has made some controversial decisions in the past, leading to the separation of children from their parents.
“The reason behind the decision on the diplomat’s expulsion is his involvement in some matters, which are not in line with his official duties and his inappropriate behaviour towards some public officers,” explained from MFA Norway.
The Barnevernet has been accused of being excessively interventionist on many occasions.
The Polish consul in Oslo has three weeks to leave Norway.