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Restaurateur throws cheese hike Minister out. UPDATED: Food and Farming Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum refused admission to an Oslo restaurant in a spat over proposed cheese toll increases. The incident happened in connection with Centre Party (Sp) Minister Vedum opening the new food hall last month. Proposed governmental rises in tariffs paid on certain cheeses, beef and lamb, are set to take effect from January 2013.

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Restaurateur throws cheese hike Minister out

Published on Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 at 15:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 7th November 2012 at 17:29.

UPDATED: Food and Farming Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum refused admission to an Oslo restaurant in a spat over proposed cheese toll increases.

Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
The Minister pictured with Merete Furuberg outside parliament on an unrelated occasionTrygve Slagsvold Vedum
Photo: Centre Party


The incident happened in connection with Centre Party (Sp) Minister Vedum opening the new food hall last month.

Proposed governmental rises in tariffs paid on certain cheeses, beef and lamb, are set to take effect from January 2013.

Jan Vardøen, who also owns several eating establishments in the capital, calls the increased duties “undemocratic” and “backwards.”

“I would like increased variety and more Norwegian cheeses,” he told agricultural paper Nationen. “The Centre Party cannot legislate which cheeses people eat. Sp isn’t a Party, but a bunch of lobbyists for big business. [Minister] Vedum is bought and paid for.”

Calling Jan Vardøen’s statements “rubbish”, the Minister denied the restaurateur ejected him, however. He claimed he was off after arguing over the proposals anyway.

“I don’t spend my time on this type of behaviour. It happened there and then, and life’s too short to dwell on it. It was a pleasant Friday afternoon,” declared Trygve Slagsvold Vedum.

I further developments, Mr Vardøen tells broadcaster NRK, Wednesday, he "regrets" what happened being known and the Minister is welcome to come and visit one of his restaurants to have a beer.

"I didn't really throw him out, but we concluded it was best he left because of the extent of our disagreement. The cheese duty was mentioned, but we didn't discuss it in detail. We both just agreed to disagree," Mr Vardøen concludes.




Published on Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 at 15:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 7th November 2012 at 17:29.

This post has the following tags: norwaycheesetolls, importdutyprotectionnorway.





  
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