Red Party (Rødt) leader Bjørnar Moxnes believes the Norwegian government violated the Constitution and then tried to hide it from the Norwegian parliament (Storting).
According to newspaper Nettavisen, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) did not inform the Storting when she signed the so-called JPA agreement in March last year. The Corona Commission’s report states that the act violated the Constitution.
The framework agreement applies to Norwegian participation in an EU initiative (JPA) for joint procurement of medicines, medical equipment, and protective equipment.
In matters of “particularly great importance,” the Storting must consent to the government entering into agreements or treaties. The Attorney General has stated that JPA is such a case.
Moxnes believes that power is being gradually transferred from Norway to the EU at the expense of Norwegian independence.
In a written response to the Storting, Minister of Health Bent Høie apologized by saying that “there was an urgency to establish support for the JPA” at the start of the pandemic.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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