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Libyan campaign bombs Norwegian budget. Norway’s military involvement in Libya has cost the taxpayer millions of kroner, meaning revisions to next week’s interim national budget. Defence Minister Grete Faremo says 247 bombs have been released over Libya. The GBU-12 and GBU-38 500-pound US-made bombs, as well as 2,000-pounder Blu-109s sell for between 200,000 and 400,000 each, bringing the total bill for these alone to 60 million kroner. Operational costs have reached 70 million, reports Dagens Næringsliv (DN). Several sources the paper has spoken to that were present at last week’s closed Labour Party (Ap) meeting in Parliament claim Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg compared the “extremely expensive bombs” to the amount of one pensioner at a nursing home. The dearest grandpa or granny costs 900,000.

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Libyan campaign bombs Norwegian budget

Published on Friday, 6th May, 2011 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norway’s military involvement in Libya has cost the taxpayer millions of kroner, meaning revisions to next week’s interim national budget.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
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Defence Minister Grete Faremo says 247 bombs have been released over Libya. The GBU-12 and GBU-38 500-pound US-made bombs, as well as 2,000-pounder Blu-109s sell for between 200,000 and 400,000 each, bringing the total bill for these alone to 60 million kroner. Operational costs have reached 70 million, reports Dagens Næringsliv (DN).

Several sources the paper has spoken to that were present at last week’s closed Labour Party (Ap) meeting in Parliament claim Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg compared the “extremely expensive bombs” to the amount of one pensioner at a nursing home. The dearest grandpa or granny costs 900,000.

This will mean Labour, who wants to invest in the elderly, will have to suggest changes to the tune of one billion.

Deputy Minister Torbjørn Giæver Eriksen tells DN on behalf of the PM, who is on partial sick leave due to sinusitis, that “we do not comment on what has been said at internal meetings.”

Editor’s note: Sinusitis is common amongst the elderly.



Published on Friday, 6th May, 2011 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: jensstoltenberg, gretefaremo, libya, norwegiannationalbudget.





  
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