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Norwegian Ministers to have talks with Commissioner Kroes

The Minister of Finance and Minister of Local Government and Regional Development are attending a meeting with Commissioner Nellie Kroes on 14 December.

15/02/2006 :: Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Finance, and Åslaug Haga, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, will meet with European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes on 14 December. The topic for the meeting is the revision of the Regional Aid Guidelines, which are expected to be finalised before Christmas. These will i.a. have a bearing on the options available for the system of regional differentiated social security contributions in Norway. The Norwegian Government attaches great importance to this regional policy instrument.

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Minister of Finance, Kristin Halvorsen.Photo: Ministry of Finance.

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Åslaug Haga.Photo: Minister of Local Government and Regional Development.