It is unnecessary to call in the parliamentary leaders at this point in the budget negotiations, SV leader Audun Lysbakken says.
“I am dissatisfied with where we are now,” a clearly annoyed Lysbakken told the press on Monday morning.
“I think we don’t have to meet at this level now. Our negotiators have the power to represent us, and we are nowhere near the final round (of negotiations,” he stated.
On Sunday, Lysbakken agreed to meet the parliamentary leaders of the Labor Party and the Center Party, Rigmor Aasrud and Marit Arnstad, for a status discussion on Monday about the budget negotiations. The governing parties invited him to the meeting.
“We are not close to an agreement. The distance (in positions) is still too great, and the main reason why it has taken so long is that the government parties have not moved enough in our direction,” Lysbakken added.
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