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NATO summit in Madrid

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will give the opening speech at the NATO summit in Madrid this afternoon. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram and Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt will be present. On the sidelines during the meeting, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an attempt to persuade him to let them into the defense alliance.

The state takes a position on SAS

Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (Labor Party) will hold a press briefing on Tuesday morning about the state’s position regarding the crisis-stricken airline. SAS is undergoing extensive restructuring and has announced major cost cuts. Norway sold out of the company in 2018, but during the pandemic, the state provided NOK 1.5 billion in crisis assistance through loan guarantees. The government has opened up for this to be converted into shares.

Mediation deadline for pilots and offshore workers

Last day in the mediation for the SAS pilots, where mediators from all the countries in question are involved in finding a solution between the parties. A possible strike could start on Wednesday.

The offshore workers are also in their last mediation day, and the deadline expires at midnight. If the parties do not agree on an agreement for mobile offshore installations and platform drilling on permanent installations on the Norwegian continental shelf, there is a possibility of a strike from Wednesday.

Extra hearing on the storming of Congress

The committee investigating the storming of the US Congress is convening an extra hearing today. The reason and content are not known, other than that a spokesperson for the committee says that it is about “recently obtained evidence”. According to the plan, there should not have been new hearings until July.

Klaveness at a football meeting in Doha

Football President Lise Klaveness is in Qatar where she and representatives from several countries in the European Football Association (Uefa) meet the country’s authorities, the World Cup Committee and other groups for discussions ahead of the Men’s World Cup. The championship is held in the oil state of the Persian Gulf in November and December.

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