On Friday, the police announced that Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) would be fined NOK 20,000 after her 60th birthday celebration in Geilo during the winter holidays. The restaurant and her husband, Sindre Finnes, will not be fined.
The police’s reaction shows that there is no difference between “her, who makes the regulations, and ordinary people,” Progress Party (FRP) leader Siv Jensen and SV leader Audun Lysbakken said.
Red Party leader Bjørnar Moxnes said that people – including the prime minister – have to be held accountable.
“There must be equality before the law, and powerful people are held accountable too rarely,” he told news bureau NTB.
AP demands full access to case documents
The Labor Party (AP) now demands full access to documents related to the Solberg corona case. Newspaper VG has previously reported that there was no access to the documents sent between ministries related to the case.
“The reason for not providing access was so that the Prime Minister’s Office (SMK) would not interfere with an ongoing investigation. Now that the investigation is over, I expect Solberg to put an end to the secrecy,” parliamentary representative Cecilie Myrseth (AP) said.
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