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Norway’s Progress Party: Brief pre-election overview. FrP’s motto is ‘a simpler every day for most people’. With its ideological foundation based on liberalism, Progress say they believe in less state control mixed with personal responsibility. Family policy is to take account of what they state is parents’ better capabilities of deciding what is best for their children. At the same time, they say children have a right to a quality and safe upbringing. On the health and care front, Progress declares the public sector is responsible for everyone have access to the necessary services. They also want to see dignified elderly care.

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Norway’s Progress Party: Brief pre-election overview

Published on Monday, 9th September, 2013 at 00:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

FrP’s motto is ‘a simpler every day for most people’. With its ideological foundation based on liberalism, Progress say they believe in less state control mixed with personal responsibility.

Siv Jensen
Progress Party leader Siv JensenSiv Jensen
Photo: Frode M. Stie/FrP


Family policy is to take account of what they state is parents’ better capabilities of deciding what is best for their children. At the same time, they say children have a right to a quality and safe upbringing.

On the health and care front, Progress declares the public sector is responsible for everyone have access to the necessary services. They also want to see dignified elderly care.

The Party wishes to see Norway have a world-class education system, with more possibilities to choose private, and an open school results system.  

Progress also says they are strongly opposed to discrimination against people based on gender, religion or ethnic origin. Freedom of speech and religion are important to them.

They state all human beings are born free and equal, and should have equal rights. According to them, labour migration, and flow of goods, services, and capital across borders should ideally be as free as possible.

The Party is not in favour of those settling in Norway automatically receiving welfare benefits, though. They call for a revision of today’s immigration policies and more active integration.

Listed below are four issues picked out Progress regards as important.

Immigration

Integration:

  • Immigrants should be treated as being on an equal footing with Norwegians to prevent conflicts, and they must respect Norway’s values and laws.
  • Norwegian should be a common language for all.
  • Language testing should be introduced that must be passed before coming to Norway.
  • Voting should only be possible after ten years of residency.

Asylum:

  • Ethically irresponsible to not tighten immigration to prevent conflicts in Norwegian society.
  • Settlement of refugees should be decided by each municipality.
  • Those from areas with a high risk of disease should undergo a medical examination.

The Environment

  • Polluters must pay.
  • A responsible and future-oriented climate policy based on facts.
  • Sensible measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Cut emissions where this will have greatest effect.

Transport

  • Good infrastructure is the cornerstone to a modern society.
  • Commitment to developing roads and railways.
  • Establishing a state transport authority responsible for controlling all transportation and ensuring safety regulations are followed.
  • Develop pedestrian and cycle paths.
  • Upgrade the current rail network to allow for high speed trains.

Taxation

  • Prefer a system of low tax rates with fewer loopholes.
  • Must lower taxes to attract businesses and international expertise.
  • Low tax also makes work more attractive.
  • Intend to gradually remove both property tax and inheritance tax.


Published on Monday, 9th September, 2013 at 00:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, pollingdaynorway.





  
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