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Norway’s Liberals: Brief pre-election overview. The Liberal Party (V) has two important tasks prioritized for the next four years. The first is an ambitious effort to make Norwegian public schools the best in the world. Politicians plan to achieve this by providing more support towards knowledge and teachers, and by encouraging teachers to spend more time with each and every student by reducing bureaucratic tasks.

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Norway’s Liberals: Brief pre-election overview

Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 12:09 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 8th September 2013 at 20:13.

The Liberal Party (V) has two important tasks prioritized for the next four years.

Trine Skei Grande
Liberal Party leader Trine Skei GrandeTrine Skei Grande
Photo: Christoffer Biong/Flickr


The first is an ambitious effort to make Norwegian public schools the best in the world.

Politicians plan to achieve this by providing more support towards knowledge and teachers, and by encouraging teachers to spend more time with each and every student by reducing bureaucratic tasks.

Second on the Party’s political agenda is the environment. The Party wants to ban oil-drilling activities near Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Senja. They also hope to reduce national CO2 emission levels.

Their aim is to create a society where it will be more expensive to pollute and cheaper to be environmentally friendly.

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

Immigration

Integration:

  • Evaluate and improve current Norwegian and introductory programs.
  • Provide more support to volunteer organizations with a focus on integration, and prioritize assistance for organizations with a focus aimed at women.
  • Allow dual nationality.
  • Applicants for a Norwegian citizenship should at least master a minimum of spoken Norwegian.
  • Increase integration grants.

Asylum:

  • Reduce asylum application processing times by setting deadlines.
  • Faster incentivized return after application rejection.
  • Increase the UN refugee quota.
  • Provide work for asylum seekers.
  • Children and their families who have lived in Norway for more than three years, but whose applications have been rejected, should be granted right of abode.
  • The Child Welfare Service should take responsibility for unaccompanied asylum seekers between the ages of 15 and 18 in the same way that do for those under 15.
  • Allow children to attend secondary education while they wait for their application to be processed.

The Environment

  • No to oil drilling of Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Senja.
  • Large-scale investment in renewable energy.
  • Provide tax credits for environmental measures installed in private homes.
  • Invest a larger portion of the pension fund in environmentally friendly projects.
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions in Norway by 40 percent by 2020.
  • Build more bike paths in cities and towns.

Transport

  • Encourage electric transportation by retaining the current tax, VAT, and road toll exemptions on tax for electric and hydrogen vehicles.
  • Install more charging stations for electric vehicles and implement fast recharge points for stretches between the big cities.
  • Increase revenue requirements for biofuels from five to 10 percent by 2020.
  • Aim to build high-speed rail lines between Oslo and Bergen and Trondheim and Stavanger.
  • Build intercity trains to Halden, Skien and Lillehammer by 2025.

Taxation 

  • Reduce and eventually eliminate capital tax.
  • Remove inheritance tax.
  • Increase the threshold for VAT duty on imports of goods to Norway by NOK 500.


Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 12:09 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 8th September 2013 at 20:13.

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, pollingdaynorway.





  
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