Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store (August) and Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Widom (Spain) invite a press conference in Umut on Wednesday morning, but without wanting to say anything about what’s involved.
0830 – Unusually early for a press conference with the two most powerful men in the government.
Dagbladet can confirm that the timing is no accident. Oslo Børs opens for trading at 0900, and what Dagbladet understands, the news is sensitive on the stock exchange.
Therefore, Støre and Vedum must publish the news before the exchange opens.
Subject: extensive coverage
Dagbladet was also told that Støre and Vedum are bringing “very big” news, and that the launch covers a number of government ministries.
According to Dagbladet, the subject of the news is “coverage in the national budget”.
There are many possibilities, but none of them have been confirmed by Dagbladet’s sources.
It has been speculated that the state budget for 2023 contains a salmon tax targeting the farming industry.
The government also announced that taxes will be tightened for those with the highest incomes and assets. Thus, it is also likely that Støre and Vedum will launch a combined tax package tomorrow morning, eight days before the national budget is presented.
The national budget next week will be historically limited, Dagbladet previously wrote.
Both ruling parties are struggling against headwinds. The Center Party has 3.9 percent support in a new opinion poll by Vartland. Thus, the lot is less than the blocking limit.
On the other hand, Labor and Jonas Gahr Store are facing criticism for handling requests from Ukraine and for communicating about the electricity price crisis.
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