Parties Agreed on Draft Budget

After a long night of negotiation, four parties, Christian Democratic Party(KrF), Venstre (Liberals), Progress Party (FrP) and Conservatives (Høyre)  agreed on next year’s budget.

KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide said to TV2 that it’s been a good dialogue between the government parties. 

He says he is happy with the budget outline which parties will submit their parliamentary groups on Friday morning.

One major point of contention in the negotiations have been gasoline and vehicle taxes. TV 2 has learned FRP has been successful in the fight against fuel taxes not to be price adjusted. At the same time there shall be more money for hybrid cars.

Duty-free limit for online shopping has been another controversial issue. The government proposed raising the price limit for duty free exports from 200 to 500 NOK. The parties has agreed on 350 NOK, wrote TV2.

Even though, they did not reveal all the details of the outline, all four parties have gained support for important issues for them.

Before 18 o’clock on Friday, the party groups have to agree on next year’s budget to avoid delays.

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