"I am hard to see what this meeting will contribute to", said Helga Pedersen about the meeting with Ap Politician Willy Ørnebakk from Troms with Monica Mæland forcibly with Finnmark.
The former deputy chairman of the Labor Party, now a local politician in Finnmark, Helga Pedersen, is critical of the fact that Troms County does not act as Finnmark, such as the provincial councilor of the Labor Party in Finnmark, Ragnhild Vassvik,
Saying enough is enough and asks the government to blow up the compulsion.
Monday, congregation and modernization Minister Monica Mæland attends a meeting with provincial leader Willy Ørnebak (AP) to discuss the coercion with Finnmark.
Finnmark was invited but did not want to get acquainted.
– How does Troms relate to Mæland about mergers?
"I'm hard to see what new meetings will help in this situation, this air pollution can save Ørnebakk, save the world!" Says Pedersen to ABC Nyheter.
A day with Erna without a chat
Municipal and modernization Monica Mæland (H) Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix
Prior to this meeting, Finnmark County Council president Ragnhild Vassvik had the hope of talking to Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday with Tomannshand.
Then they spent the whole day together in connection with the Arctic Race in Finnmark.
"I saw we were going to have a chat, but it was such a tight program and I did not know that the prime minister wanted to talk to me about Tomannshand," Vassvik told ABC News.
"Troms was in a strange situation with his decision in the provincial council, so today Vassvik says that her party celebration from Troms, Willy Ørnebakk, yes said thanks to Finnmark's invitation no.
"They are determined to merge, but push it away and leave it to the minister, while the minister does not have the legal framework needed to implement what they want," says Vassvik.
Betent inside of Ap
The county councilor in Finnmark thinks that Troms should have said that enough is enough instead of meeting Mæland.
The provincial councilor in Finnmark, Ragnhild Vassvik, has no plans to contribute to district councils between Troms and Finnmark. Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix Photo: NTB scanpix
The different views also create bitterness within the Labor Party, which is leading in both provinces.
– This is also a difficult issue, party politics. It is inflamed and makes it more difficult to address the issue that we are in the same party and occupy such different positions, "says Ragnhild Vassvik.
Finnmark Ap has decided to shift the merger of the two county parties, which would of course be if the provinces merge.
"We in Finnmark can not now join the merger of the parties, we are now working on separate processes, both on nomination and provincial elections and party programs," she says.
Pedersen: – Strange
Helga Pedersen recalls that when the government submitted a parliamentary report on regional reforms in the spring of 2017, they had not proposed that Troms and Finnmark would merge.
"It was the right, the KrF, the Frp and the left of the parliament that suggested and came about without any prior investigation," she says.
In Arendalsuka on Friday, both the Mæland State Council and the KS Chairman Gunn Marit Helgesen said that the entire regional reform could rise if Finnmark was allowed to stand alone, with only 76,000 inhabitants. It will then be difficult to transfer important tasks from the state.
"It is strange that Mæland, who had not originally proposed the merger here, suddenly says that the entire reform is on Finnmark," Pedersen said.