FRP leader Sylvi Listhaug demands that Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp) explain himself in the Storting about the wage subsidy. Vedum may have misinformed, she believes.
– It is very serious if the Minister of Finance has misinformed the Storting about what room for maneuver Norway has in accordance with the EEA agreement, Listhaug says to NTB.
On Sunday, it became known that the EEA’s supervisory body Esa rejects Vedum’s claim that the government cannot provide more wage support due to the EU’s competition rules.
According to Esa, up to 80 percent of wage support can be provided, regardless of the size of the salary. However, the government has set a ceiling of 30,000 kroner.
– The reason why we have come there is that this has been agreed with Esa earlier today, in an informal process, to know that you do not put the schemes in danger if you go too high, Vedum said when the wage support scheme was presented to the Storting Friday.
– That Vedum pushes Esa in front of him, and Esa refutes his claims, makes it necessary for Vedum to come to the Storting on Monday to explain the case. The Progress Party will ask the President of the Storting to ask Vedum to come to the Storting at the end of the meeting on Monday to answer questions from the Storting, Listhaug says.
– The wage support scheme launched by the government has been slaughtered by both employees and companies. We believe we can not go into Christmas with this situation, she says.
NTB has made Vedum aware of Listhaug’s statements, but he has not yet responded.