Asylum policy, unemployment and climate change are key issues when the governing parties and the supporting parties meet for talks in Nydalen Tuesday.
The parties have agreed to have a semi-annual meeting to summarize and talk about topics that may be particularly demanding in the future.
– It is wise to have these meetings. It gives us an opportunity to talk together and make our opinions known, Christian Democratic Party leader Knut Arild Hareide said.
– Greater distance
In the last six months there have been much more conflict between the parties of the goverment and its supporting parties than previously, mainly because of disagreements over immigration policy, he said.
– There is a substantial gap between the four parties and this affects the level of cooperation and collaboration, Hareide said.
The rising unemployment will be a key issue during the meeting of Nydalen. Left have announced that they will also spend some time talking about climate policy.
The meeting will take place just before the government’s budget conference on Hurdalsjøen Hotel. The discussions will not be about the substance of the budget, because it is too early for that, Prime Minister Erna Solberg previously told news agency NTB. But Hareide will still make some clear suggestions on the government’s budget work.
– It is a good opportunity for us to say something about aid and development policy, he said.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today