Disputes remain in coalition talks

11.09.2019 - 08:38
Aktuelt
Disputes remain in coalition talks
Coalition talks have been going well, but there are still a few obstacles
The leader of Sambandsflokkurin, Bárður á Steig Nielsen, pictured left, heads the coalition talks
 

Fólkaflokkurin (the People’s Party), Sambandsflokkurin (the Union Party) and Miðflokkurin (the Central Party) have been in coalition talks since the 31 August election.

It appears that while the parties generally agree on many issues, ethical and fishery-related matters remain a stumbling block.

The fish auction continues to be a contested issue, with disagreements on whether it should be axed altogether and what should be done with the development quotas.

Chief negotiator tight-lipped

Perhaps the biggest barrier in the talks is the matter of same-sex marriage, which is one of the key topics for Miðflokkurin, a Christian-democratic party known for its traditionalist Christian stance on social issues.

Bárður á Steig Nielsen, leader of Sambandsflokkurin and chief negotiator, held his cards close to his chest yesterday:

”I will be talking to the Speaker of the House about our plans before I speak to the media,” he said.


Translated by prosa.fo

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Dagsins yrking - Andlitsfrymlar
104573
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Pressan: Søgur sigast í podvarpi
105115
Fríggjadag 21. februar
Morgunlesturin fríggjamorgunin 21. februar 2020
104418
Hósdag 20. februar
Kvørnin vitjar Kris-Stuff (2:2)
105095
Hósdag 20. februar
Breddin
105090
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Hósdag 20. februar
Hyggjuráðið
105088
Mánadag 17. februar
3-2
104948
Sunnudag 16. februar
Guðstænasta úr Árnafjarðar kirkju
104893