A country with morals would end the subsidy once and for all.
The closet Norway has been to cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority, was in late August when it threatened to end aid if it failed to enter into ‘peace’ negotiations with Israel. One must remember as well, that that announcement comes on the heels of the outgoing government (since recent elections) admitting that its aid (to a tune of $50 million a year) has been used to fund terrorism/terrorists.
Norway cuts Afghan aid in protest at graft
Published: 04 Oct 2013 21:43 GMT+02:00 |
Updated: 04 Oct 2013 21:43 GMT+02:00
Norway will cut its aid to Afghanistan in 2014 due to a lack of progress on women’s rights and efforts to combat corruption, a senior Norwegian official said on Friday.
Norway’s aid will be slashed from an annual 750 million kroner (92.3 million euros, $126 million) to 700 million kroner, a reduction of about seven percent.
“We warned Afghan authorities in July that the consequences (of the reform delays) could be a reduction (in aid), and now this is coming,” Deputy Foreign
Minister Torgeir Larsen told daily Aftenposten.
A member of Norway’s outgoing government that lost September 9 general elections, Larsen said the exact details of the aid cut would be outlined in
the 2014 budget his government is scheduled to present on October 14 — its last task before leaving office a few days later. The decision is not expected to be contested by the incoming government.
A new report from the Norwegian embassy in Kabul quoted by Aftenposten said 87 percent of Afghan girls and women have been subjected to some form of violence and 70 percent of policewomen have been harassed or sexually assaulted by their superiors.