Norway’s Red Party supports removal of alcohol-serving ban

Seher AydarPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The Red Party (Rødt) will vote to lift the national alcohol-serving ban when the matter comes up in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) on Thursday.

Parliamentary representative and member of the Health and Care Committee Seher Aydar confirmed the information to the newspaper Dagbladet.

“When the alcohol-serving ban proposal comes to the Storting, we will support a limited opening rather than a full ban,” Aydar said.

The Storting will urgently consider two proposals for lifting the ban on Thursday – one by the Green Party and one by the Progress Party. But first, the Minister of Health and Care Services, Ingvild Kjerkol (AP), will explain why the ban is justified in the Storting.

“It is important for us to use the health authorities’ knowledge as a (decision making) basis in the face of increased infection in society. In this case, there is uncertainty associated with the effect of a full ban,” Aydar said.

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