Budget deal saves Norwegian government

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg's minority government had until Monday to secure majority support from its centrist allies in parliament, the Christian Democrats and Liberals, to pass its 2017 finance billNorway’s right-wing government narrowly avoided collapse Saturday after a last-minute deal was agreed in negotiations for the 2017 budget, which had threatened to bring down the ruling coalition. Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s minority government had until Monday to secure majority support from its centrist allies in parliament, the Christian Democrats and Liberals, to pass its 2017 finance bill. Saturday’s compromise included an extra 6 billion kroner (670 million euros) for climate and environmental measures, family policy, education and research and rail transport, according to Norwegian media.

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