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NORWEGIAN POLITICS (BTNN) - BACK ISSUES
2012
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N377 Saturday, 15 September 2012
Christians in Place
  • Christians Confirm Non-Socialist Commitment
  • Will Ensure New Government after Red-Green Loss
  • Prefers to Govern with Conservatives and Liberals
  • May also Join Broad 4-Party Government
  • Considered Unlikely
  • No Prioritised Issues Relating to Petroleum
  • Means LoVe Impact Study Will Go Ahead
N376 Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Two Steps Ahead, One Step Back
  • Climate Deal without Progress Party
  • Yet, Much Non-Socialist Convergence
  • But Mostly about "Doing More"
  • Shape of Deal Better than in 2008
  • "Home Cut" Target in Reality Relaxed
N375 Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Deal or No Deal?
  • Climate Deal Negotiations Break Down
  • Surprising Non-Socialist Convergence
  • Too Expensive for Government Parties
  • All Non-Socialists to Coordinate Further
  • Absence of Deal Advantage for Policy Flexibility
  • Will Facilitate Non-Socialist Government
  • But Last-Minute Deal Still Possible
N374 Friday, 18 May 2012
Climate Dealings
  • Conservatives: Climate Report "Good Starting Point"
  • Want to Avoid Rematch after 2013 Election
  • Interpreted as Invitation to New Climate Deal
  • Red-Greens, Centrists Positive to Deal
  • Progress Party Ready to Talk
  • New 2008-Pattern Deal a Bad Idea
  • Also for the Conservatives' Objectives
  • Believed to Facilitate Non-Socialist Government
  • But Standard Procedure Likely to Work Better
  • Progress Party: Must Relate to Majority Anyway
N373 Monday, 14 May 2012
More Convergence
  • Christians Choose Non-Socialists
  • Follow Liberals
  • Disappointed over Closed Door to Labour
  • Non-Socialist Government now Very Likely
  • Four-Party Coalition Unlikely, but Not Impossible
  • Christians/Liberals Could also Join Later
N372 Monday, 30 April 2012
New Anchoring
  • Progress Party Proposes New Fiscal Rules
  • Removes Obstacle to Non-Socialist Cooperation
  • Aims at Increasing Profitable Onshore Investment
  • Accepts Constraints from Stabilization Policies
  • Rejected by Prime Minister
  • Positive, Say Conservatives
  • Should be Taken very Seriously
  • Needs Further Refinement
N371 Friday, 27 April 2012
Comme ci, comme ša
  • Parliament Report on Climate Submitted
  • Moderately Alarmist
  • Not a Firm Domestic Reduction Commitment
  • New Forest Strategy for Capture
  • Doubling of Offshore Carbon Tax
  • Parliament Report on Petroleum Not Affected
  • Research Fund for Onshore Industry
  • More Investment in Collective Transportation
  • Ambitious Requirements for Buildings
  • Conditional Support for Higher Biofuel Mandate
  • Domestic Bio Energy Production Mostly from Waste
  • Silent about Gas-for-Coal Substitution
N370 Monday, 12 March 2012
A New Fiscal Rule
  • Can Non-Socialists Agree On New Fiscal Rule?
  • Stabilization Must Be Overarching Consideration
  • Routine State Expenditures Limited by GDP Growth
  • Would Alone Reduce Need to Save for Deficits
  • After that, separate Process for Capital Management
  • Convert Financial to Real and Knowledge Capital
  • Good Room for Investments also under 4% Fiscal Rule
N369 Thursday, 8 March 2012
The Future with the Fiscal Rule
  • State's Deficit 8% of 2060 GDP with Current Policies
  • All Accumulated Oil Revenues Needed to Cover It
  • State Set For Crash Landing in 2060
  • Even if Society Will Be 3-4 Times Richer
  • Problem Lies in State's Budget Management
  • State Cannot Benefit from Improved Productivity
  • This Must Change at the Latest Well before 2060
  • Better to Do it as Soon as Possible
  • Several Kinds of Investments Can Help
  • Marginal Risk in Releasing Funds for Investment Now
  • Crash Landing at Worst One Year Earlier
  • A 30-Year Planning Period Must Be Very Prudent
N368 Thursday, 1 March 2012
Fiscal Rule in Play
  • Central Bank Governor Wants Lower Fiscal Rule
  • Supported by Many Economists
  • Rejected by Government, Opposition More Open
  • Rule Stricter then Justified by Saving Objective
  • Much Too Lenient for Stabilization Objective
  • Revision in Next Election Period Inevitable
  • Statement Has Widened Opinion Space
  • Can Facilitate New Non-Socialist Solutions
  • Would Remove Major Obstacle for Government
N367 Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Convergence
  • Liberals Open for Progress Party
  • Christians Still Split and Undecided
  • Promise Clarity, but Don't Know about What
  • Leaders Pulling Softly to the Left
  • Ineptitude and Lack of Coordination?
  • Tactical Play to Tempt Stoltenberg?
  • Or Investment in Negotiating Chips?
  • Will Probably Follow Liberals In the End

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