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Norway’s Johnsen Positive on New E.U. Accord, Aftenposten Says

Norway’s Finance Minister Sigbjoern Johnsen said the accord reached by E.U. leaders on Friday will lead to stronger fiscal discipline, deeper economic integration and higher growth, Aftenposten reported.

Norway is “positive” on possible new loans to the International Monetary Fund to ensure it has adequate lending capacity, Johnsen told the Oslo-based newspaper.

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