According to recent surveys, eurosceptics are poised to join Norway’s next administration, which would be a shock to Brussels.
NORWAY’S administration is facing a major election setback in September, which could put the country’s relationship with the EU in jeopardy.
According to a new survey, centre-left opposition parties are likely to defeat the Conservative-led coalition government by a two-to-one ratio in next month’s election. As a result of the election, Labour Party leader Jonas Gah Store will have the opportunity to negotiate a power-sharing deal with left-wing parties. Current Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s chances of securing a third conservative term would be dashed.
She was commended for her fast response to the coronavirus epidemic, which resulted in Norway having one of the lowest Covid fatality rates in Europe.
Ms Solberg, on the other hand, has come under fire for her policies on economic inequality and public sector reform.
Police punished the prime minister in April after she broke social distancing laws at her birthday party.
According to the most recent polling, the centre-left might get 114 seats in the 169-member house, up from 81.
This would put them ahead of the Conservatives and minor centre-right parties, who, according to the poll, are on course to win only 55 seats, down from 88.
Kantar conducted the poll for independent TV2 between August 2 and 6, just as the election campaign gets underway.
It also validates the conservatives’ declining trajectory, which has been observed in earlier surveys.
With promises of tax relief for poor and middle-income families, Labour is campaigning under the slogan “Now it’s the Common People’s Turn.”
The party has also promised to stop privatizing public services, increase funding for hospitals, and raise taxes on the top 20% of earners.
Norway’s Green Party and the far-left Red Party are both expected to increase their parliamentary seats, giving them more clout with the Labour-led government.
This could have a big impact on the future development of Norway’s relationship with the EU.
As a member of the European Free Trade Association, Oslo has access to the European Union’s single market in exchange for abiding by Brussels’ laws.
The agreement, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, was established in 1994 and encompasses the free movement of commodities, capital, services, and people.
It also includes regulations on competition and state aid, but it is absent from the EU’s agricultural and fisheries policies.
Labour Party leader Jonas Gah Store, the party’s prime ministerial candidate, has made repeated claims. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”