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Budgetary disagreements on overtime


The political coalition government saved last years budget by agreement on a tax reorganization in 2017, providing "significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions."  Already weeks before the state budget was submitted,
the Government presented the proposal for green tax shift with increases in petrol and diesel taxes by 15 and 35 øre. Compensatory measures was to be annual fees, higher deduction for commuters and lower higway tarrifs, ensuring
that motorists collectively came oyt even or better.  Meanwhile, the government made it clear that this was as far as they were willing to go. The Left and Christian Democrats believe the proposal is not even close to living
up to the budget agreement, demanding that the partners also negotiate about this part of the state budget. The deadline for the 2017 budget was November 24'th. The coaltion partners need to
agree on the budget by Desember 5'th, when it is to be discussed and voted on.

Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates Donald Trump

Erna Solberg22 I want to congratulate Donald Trump with the victory in the presidential election. The US is our closest ally and our cooperation is based on shared values and interests.
We want a good partnership with Donald Trump and his administration once it is in place, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg. At a press conference today the Prime Minister said that Norway through changing times and administrations has given priority to cooperation with the US.
This Will continue. Close cooperation between Europe and the United States are important elements of Norwegian foreign and security policy, she said. We quickly want to go into dialogue with the incoming administration. The Government considers it important to safeguard Norwegian interests. USA is important for the Norwegian economy, Norwegian jobs and security, said the Prime Minister. International Community is facing challenges and we need US leadership in many demanding issues that the international community must resolve together,
she says.
Press release Prime Minister's Office

''TV- Aksjonen'' - NRK Teleton fundraising 2016

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The NRK Telethon is the largest information campaign and fundraising event in Norway. With the funds from this years Telethon, The Norwegian Red Cross will provide crucial aid to civilians caught behind the front lines of war and conflict. The NRK Teleton is a national voluntary effort.

Possible submarine in Norwegian waters

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he crew of a Norwegian fishing boat yesterday gave notice of a posible encounter with an alien submarine a few miles West of Bodoe. The millitary sent out the maritime surveillance plane P3 Orion searching.

Nobel Peace Prize 2016 to Colombian President

santosyoutubeThe Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.

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