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Norway’s Christian Democrats: Brief pre-election overview. KrF’s core values focus on the “protection of the human being from conception to natural death”. The Christian Democrats want more time and flexibility for families and want to increase benefits and the leave available for parents. They also want to provide more support for families on low incomes to help tackle child poverty. The Party believes that health care should focus on saving lives and would therefore stop the provisions of ultrasound scanning during the early stages of pregnancy. They are also against surrogacy and the donation of eggs.

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Norway’s Christian Democrats: Brief pre-election overview

Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 20:37 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 8th September 2013 at 20:49.

KrF’s core values focus on the “protection of the human being from conception to natural death”.

Knut Arild Hareide
Christian Democratic Party leader Knut Arild HareideKnut Arild Hareide
Photo: Kristelig Folkeparti


The Christian Democrats want more time and flexibility for families and want to increase benefits and the leave available for parents. They also want to provide more support for families on low incomes to help tackle child poverty.

The Party believes that health care should focus on saving lives and would therefore stop the provisions of ultrasound scanning during the early stages of pregnancy. They are also against surrogacy and the donation of eggs.

They think the elderly should have access to safe homes whether that is their on home, a residential care facility or a nursing home.

Politicians also wish to increase aid for developing countries to help lift people out of poverty and help fight against corruption.

The Party has a strong commitment to environmentally friendly transport and believe that the way to ensure this is to speed up the expansion of both roads and railways.

Listed below are four issues picked out that the Christian Democrats regard as important.

Immigration

Integration:

  • Ensure that all immigrants learn to use Norwegian.
  • To ensure everyone granted Norwegian residency receive a welcome package.
  • To ensure that schools react and deal with reports of racism and bullying based on religion, gender or sexual orientation.
  • To increase the support for integration measures run by voluntary clubs and organisations.

Asylum

  • Ensure that all asylum seekers who are likely to have their applications granted receive courses in Norwegian and children are offered kindergarten and school places.
  • To ensure the public sector is leading the way in using ID numbers instead of names to process applications.

The Environment

  • Up energy use efficiency.
  • Replace fossil-based energy with renewables.
  • Set a target to reduce energy use by 20 per cent (expected use) by 2020.

Transport

  • Consider the environment in all transport planning.
  • To establish car free zones in cities with a high level of air pollution.
  • To introduce a government scheme ensuring the improvement of roads and infrastructure destroyed by forces of nature.

Taxation

  • To increase share of green taxes and use the increased income to reduce the tax on work.
  • Remove wealth tax on working capital.
  • To remove the tax on fruit and vegetables.
  • To maintain high levels of tax on tobacco and alcohol.


Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 20:37 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 8th September 2013 at 20:49.

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, pollingdaynorway.





  
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