We discuss and make decisions about the most trivial matters, while some of the most important thing – such as sending Norwegian men and women to war – we don’t debate in the Parliament.
Military participation is such a serious decision that it must be linked to a real discussion process. It is worrying that there is little public debate about Norwegian war participation, says SV leader Audun Lysbakken to Aftenposten.
SV presented a proposed constitutional amendment in the Parliament. The proposal involves participation in overseas operations can not happen without a parliamentary decision. The government will still be able to decide on war without parliamentary decision if the Norwegian border is threatened.