Government gives one extra billion to stimulus package

Press conference with Svein Flåtten (H), Hans Olav Syversen (Krf), Terje Breivik (V) and Hans Andreas Limi (FRP)OSLO.Press conference with Svein Flåtten (H), Hans Olav Syversen (Krf), Terje Breivik (V) and Hans Andreas Limi (FRP) .Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

The Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Liberal Party, and the Christian Democrats have agreed to allocate an extra one billion, becoming a total of five billion, to a package of measures against unemployment in the southwestern part of Norway.

The one billion comes on top of the four they had already agreed to. These one-time grants to the municipalities in Southern and Western Norway, which has been particularly hard hit due to the decline in the oil sector, have increased. The same has the subsidy to companies hiring apprentices.
– These billion came on top of an already aggressive investment in infrastructure and knowledge. The total additional funds in the budget is thus up to well over 5 billion, said the Conservatives’ fiscal representative Svein Flåtten at a news conference Monday.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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