PM of Norway fined for breaking COVID rules

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg has been fined for breaching the COVID-19 restrictions that have been implemented by her own government.  

The PM planned a meal with 13 other people for her 60th birthday celebrations in February, despite public gatherings in Norway being limited to 10 people. 

Police concluded the dinner organised for the Prime Minister had exceeded the number of guests allowed and fined Solberg 20,000 kroner (€1,975). 

“Even if the law is the same for everyone, not everyone is equal,” Commissioner Ole Sæverud told a press conference on Friday. 

“Ms Solberg is the country’s most important elected representative and has, on several occasions, been the leading figure in the government’s decisions on measures to curb the pandemic.” 

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