The contemporary political history of the Kingdom of Norway
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- An Astonishingly Bad Idea
- By Mary Haour-Knipe, 23 August 1996. Health department
authorities have decided to stress a risk of HIV
transmission between Norwegian heterosexuals and African
immigrants in the country. Stressing this link is an
astonishingly bad idea. Xenophobia.
- King apologized to Samis
- Victoria Times-Colonist, 8 October
1997. King Harald V publicly apologized to the Sami people
(once called Lapps) for the repression they suffered under
Norwegian rule. In recent decades, that policy has been
replaced by a program of nurturing the Sami culture.
- Norway Proposes Partial Statoil Sale
- By Doug Mellgren, Associated Press, Thursday 14 December
2000. The government proposed a plan to reduce the
state's stake in oil fields and privatize as much as 25
percent of the state-owned oil company Statoil ASA.
- Norway poll sparks power struggle
- BBC News, Tuesday 11 September 2001. Norway's Labour
Party has suffered its worst election result since 1924,
after an election campaign dominated by anger at high
taxes. Weeks of horse-trading are now thought likely to lie
ahead, as three parties try to form a government.
- Norway's formula for a happy
- By Lars Bevanger, BBC News, 9 September 2005. The UN has
ranked Norway as the most prosperous country in the world,
but there is a downside. Why is the governing conservative
party trailing in the opinion polls a few days ahead of the
general election, when everything is going so well? Oil
wealth only goes so far to explain why this country keeps
coming out top of the United Nations' ranking. The
welfare state ensuring social equality is another.