Norway minority government secures backing for 2021 budget - Metro US

Norway minority government secures backing for 2021 budget

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg participates in a digital meeting with international leaders, in Oslo

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s minority government has won backing in parliament for a fiscal spending plan for 2021, the ruling Conservative party said in a statement on Tuesday.

The centre-right cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg negotiated the agreement with the right-wing opposition Progress Party.

Progress Partly leader Siv Jensen confirmed the deal, which raises overall spending and cuts taxes by a combined 14.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.66 billion) compared to the government’s original proposal.

The government and Progress had already agreed a separate package of extraordinary spending to account for costs related to the most recent shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

(Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Nerijus Adomaitis)

More from our Sister Sites