Norway’s parliament sends 21 questions to the government about the appointment of Stoltenberg as central bank governor

Jens StoltenbergPhoto: Fred Tanneau / Pool Photo via AP
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The Norwegian parliament’s (Storting) Control Committee has a number of questions for the government regarding the appointment of Jens Stoltenberg as the new Governor of Norges Bank.

The Committee has now agreed to send letters to Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (SP) and Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) about the appointment.

Committee leader Peter Frølich from the Conservative Party (H) believes that the main question in the case is whether the recruitment process has been tilted in favor of Stoltenberg.

“I am very happy that the entire Committee has gathered around the questions, which are pointed at both Vedum and Støre. The entire Committee sees the benefit of these thorough questions being dealt with and answered by the government,” Frølich said after the Committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

He emphasized that the letter and the questions do not mean that a control hearing has been initiated. Frølich says the government’s response will determine what the Committee does next.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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