Prime Minister Erna Solberg was fined for participating in a restaurant dinner plan she did not attend.
The case is being updated.
Her husband Sindre Finnes escaped punishment. The same goes for the restaurant where the dinner is.
-The police chief of the Southeast Police District, Ole B. Sæverud, said at a press conference that the law is the same for everyone, but not everyone is the same.
-Solberg is the most important store manager in the country, and has repeatedly made decisions on measures to respond to the pandemic before the government’s decision. Therefore, he believes that it is appropriate to continue to take punitive measures to maintain public trust in infection control rules.
After she personally admitted that family members who celebrated her 60th birthday with 13 family members in Geilo during the winter holidays (weekend of February 26-27) violated the rules, the police launched an investigation into the prime minister and his possible violations of infection control rules. survey.
On Friday night, the family met in a restaurant. On Saturday, they met in an apartment to eat sushi. The Prime Minister himself only attended the dinner on Saturday, but participated in the plan for the Friday dinner. Her role in this plan is now fined.
According to police chief Ole B. Sæverud, this is true.
-Now I made a real mistake. After the two family gatherings in March began, Solberg, who regretted Sol, told VG that we should never do this. She apologized for these incidents and said that even though the Prime Minister did not have an overview of the rules, she understood the frustration of people.
VG has been in contact with Erna Solberg’s husband Sindre Finnes, who declined to comment after the police made a decision on the case.
-Are Solberg and Finnes represented by a lawyer, and who was the police contact point during the investigation?
-It seems that no lawyers are involved, and we have been involved in the implementation of the agreements that actually contacted Finnis or Solberg and agreed through SMK, the police chief Sæverud said.
Earlier this week, it was known that the Prime Minister would not allow VG to access documents related to police investigations. The legal basis for the refusal is Section 15.1 of the Public Access to Information Act, which deals with documents obtained for internal case preparation.