Artikkel | Sist oppdatert: 21.09.2017 | Kommunereform
In 2014, a broad majority in the Parliament supported the government’s description of the need for a reform, and the main elements of a reform process. Further, it was decided that also the regional level would be part of the reform process. A part of the reform is also to transfer tasks to the municipal level.
A main aim of the local government reform is to reduce the number of municipalities from the present 428.
The goals for the local government reform are:
- Good, equal services for inhabitants, today and in the future
- Comprehensive and coordinated community development, in both larger and smaller municipalities
- Sustainable and financially solid municipalities
- Strengthen local democracy, and give the municipalities more power
In april 2017 the government proposes a new municipal structure to the Parliament for both municipalities and counties. The government also proposes to transfer certain tasks to the municipalities.