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LOW VOLTAGE: The High North is APS '«most important peace project», at the same time the defense budget will be increased, NATO strengthened and the arms industry safeguarded

For the Labor Party, peace policy is linked to the concept of solidarity – in the traditional social democratic way. The Labor Party's election program for 2021–2025 begins with the statement that solidarity means taking care of each other, and that solidarity creates peace.

This program is clear that Norway should support the international legal order to prevent war, and that the party wants to contribute to low tensions in the North – the election program's most important peace project "concerns the High North. In this, the Labor Party places increased emphasis on security policy dialogue with Russia, and people-to-people cooperation – but also "to focus on a strong defense with a focus on the north". The program is then also generally positive about the military defense of Norway. The Labor Party is a defense party that goes to the polls to increase defense budgets, strengthen NATO and safeguard the interests of the arms industry. The arms industry is mentioned exclusively in positive terms. . .

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Alexander Harang
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