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Norway’s Socialist Left: Brief pre-election policy overview. The Environment and equality are the main priorities for the Socialist Left Party (SV) Regarding the environment, SV wants to put an end to climate change through improved environmental choices. On equality, the party wants to build a Norway with equal opportunities for all, through shared benefits and smaller economic differences. Listed below are four issues picked out that the Socialist Left regards as important. Immigration

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Norway’s Socialist Left: Brief pre-election policy overview

Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 09:14 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last Updated on 8th September 2013 at 23:28.

The Environment and equality are the main priorities for the Socialist Left Party (SV)

Audun Lysbakken
Socialist Left Party leader Audun LysbakkenAudun Lysbakken
Photo: Stig Marlon Weston/SV


Regarding the environment, SV wants to put an end to climate change through improved environmental choices. On equality, the party wants to build a Norway with equal opportunities for all, through shared benefits and smaller economic differences.

Listed below are four issues picked out that the Socialist Left regards as important.

Immigration

Integration: 

  • Increase female immigrant’s participation in the labor force. Strengthen education in Norwegian, and bring about an authentication scheme for existing skills and expertise.
  • Quicker asylum seeker/refugee settlement. Municipalities that secure long-term settlement agreements should be rewarded.
  • Reinforce efforts against discrimination.
  • Allow dual nationality.

Possibilities: 

  • Introduce better control and regulation of migrant workers. SV wants to pull out of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Schengen.
  • Offer Norwegian lessons for all migrant workers. Costs of tuition should be shared equally between the state, the worker, and their employer.

Asylum:

  • Create better directives for child asylum seekers who are on the waiting list. This to ensure that the child’s best interests and attachment to Norway are prioritized regarding immigration policy’s interests.
  • Discontinue the system of temporary residence for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers.
  • Introduce temporary work permits for asylum seekers without documents and asylum seekers that are nonreturnable.
  • Reinforce asylum seekers’ legal rights by replacing the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) with a separate court model based on the Swedish one.
  • Reduce the time of application processes. Upon final rejection, asylum seekers should be sent home faster.

The Environment

Emissions: 

  • Reduce emissions both nationally and abroad.
  • Replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.

Oil drilling: 

  • Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Senja should remain free of oil. The Party believe Norway needs to focus less on oil and more on the environment instead.
  • Reduce the pace of production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. SV believes the oil industry is holding skilled labor, research and investment back, when these should be used for future environmentally-friendly industrial developments.

Transport:

  • Cities should be built for people, not for cars. There should be an increase in public transport, cycling and walking.
  • Safer roads with yellow center-markings in rural areas.
  • Rush hour fee and parking limits should be put in place in the center.
  • Prioritize trains and the development of railways towards the big cities.
  • More freight should be carried via ship and rail.

Taxation

  • To secure a fair tax system whereupon difference will be evened out and the environment will benefit more. Everyone must contribute according to his or her abilities.
  • No tax reductions for those who have more.
  • Tax revenues are regarded as essential to the welfare state. Use tax revenues to improve public welfare rather than cutting them.


Published on Sunday, 8th September, 2013 at 09:14 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.
Last updated on 8th September 2013 at 23:28.

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, pollingdaynorway.





  
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