Norwegian parliament decides to increase minimum pension

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A unanimous Norwegian parliament (Storting) asked the government to submit a proposal to increase the minimum pension on Tuesday. 

However, no minimum amount has been set for the increase.

The decision came after a proposal presented by Jonas Gahr Støre on behalf of the Labor Party (AP).

No exact amount

The Conservative Party’s (H) parliamentary leader Trond Helleland did not want to say anything about the government’s proposal’s exact amount or timing. 

“It must happen in a budget context, so we do not decide when and how much – but we can support the principle,” Helleland said, according to newspaper Dagbladet.

This week, the government will present its budget proposal for 2021. 

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