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- It is embarrassing that Norway will get criticism from the EU for discrimination. It does not fit with the idea we have about a Norway that is best at gender equality. But it's absolutely true that the rules for parental leave is discriminatory, " says Freddy André Øvstegård, who sits in the family and culture committee of the Parliament for SV.

In may, it was clear that the AUTHORITY , the agency shall watch that the EFTA states comply with the EEA rules, suing the Norwegian state.

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They believe the Norwegian rules for parental leave discriminate against fathers, among other things, because the fathers entitled to parental benefits depends on whether the mothers are working, while the opposite is not the case.

despite the fact that Linda Hofstad Helleland, now the ministry of children and equality minister, in 2010 called the Norwegian legislation for discriminatory, is the government's position now is that this is something the Uk must be able to decide for themselves.

They have opted not to align itself with the Authority's orders. Soon be the case up to THE court.

the Last chance

Now is the call from the SV to the Progress that they prioritise this in the negotiations on a new regjeringsplattform. It is the last chance, thinks Øvstegård.

- It is the last chance before the case will be up to THE court. It is not only embarrassing that the Norwegian gender equality policy must be dictated from the EUROPEAN union, it is also unfortunate if we get this tightened down upon us with an ESA case. The Norwegian gender equality policy is governed best from the Uk. There is an urgency to get this in place, before the matter comes up for court, saying the SV-politician to the Newspaper.

Both the Right and the Right went in last fall to the choice that the parents should get independent opptjeningsrett.

the Progress and the Left have also in their party programmes. KrF had set aside money for this in its alternative budget for 2019, but then budsjettavtalen was presented, it was clear that they had not reached through with this requirement.

- She runs away from all responsibility, said KrFs familiepolitiske spokesperson Geir Jørgen you have any questions about the equality minister Helleland in the last year.

He has not responded to questions about this is something that will now be given priority in regjeringsforhandlingene. After the Dagbladet experience can also Left can come to lift the self opptjeningsrett in the negotiations.

They have on their landsstyremøte today adopted a statement where they state that it is high time that self opptjeningsrett for fathers was introduced.

the New model the AUTHORITY will take Norway to the EFTA court for discrimination against fathers

According to the Øvstegård is the obvious reason that fathers do not have selvstening opptjeningrett already, that it costs a lot of money. They suggest that a iførste place provides independent opptjeningsrett for the fathers quota, the 15 weeks of foreldrepermisjonen that is reserved for the father.

- What we often are faced with as a counter-argument to give men self opptjeningsrett, is that it costs a lot. It is true. This is a more realistic solution than to add it in for the whole permisjonstiden, since we have little time, " says Østegård.

- Norway

the AUTHORITY discloses to the newspaper Dagbladet that it is not yet set any date for when the case will be up to the court, but that it will happen at the start of 2019, probably in February. The ministry of children and equality stand firm on its position.

the Government maintains its position that foreldrepengeordningen is in accordance with the EEA agreement. The government believes it should be up to the Norwegian authorities to decide what conditions must be fulfilled in order to have the right to parental benefits, and is now pending a legal clarification on the matter, says satssekretær in the ministry of Children and equality Tom Erlend Skaug (H) in a written comment.

the Authority's stance is that the Norwegian rules for parental benefits in derogation of the father's right to paid parental leave. Also, the equality and anti - discrimination ombud believes that the scheme is discriminatory.

- the EEA rules do not require that Norway should offer paid parental leave. But when Norway chooses to do so, must the scheme be based on equal treatment, " says ESA president Bente Angell-Hansen.

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