Norway Donations To Clinton Foundation To Fall Nearly 90% Off Peak
The Norwegian government’s planned contribution to the Clinton Foundation next year will be nearly 90 percent off its peak, news outlets in Norway are reporting.
Norway will donate 35.9 million kroner this year — or around $5.1 million — to the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation, according to the Norwegian news outlet, Hegnar.
The Scandinavian nation will slash its donations by 36 percent next year to 23 million kroner. That marks a 87 percent decline from the 2015 peak.
The drastic cut could be a signal that other longtime Clinton Foundation donors will reduce donations in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss.
Hegnar reported that Norway gave an average of 40 million kroner each year between 2007 and 2013. That jumped to 129 million kroner in 2014 and 174 million kroner — or $25 million — last year.
Norway’s ministry of foreign affairs said that it has not renewed pledges it had with the Clinton Foundation which ended in 2015.
“Norway has signed several agreements which aimed to help reduce maternal and child mortality in countries with high mortality burden to ensure progress on the [Millennium Development Goals],” Guri Solberg, the communications adviser for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Finansavisen.
“Most of the agreements expired in 2015, in parallel with completion of the [Millennium Development Goals]. This is why the payments were particularly high in 2014 and 2015.”