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  Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering Sweden, Finland and Russia, with territorial waters bordering Danish and British waters.
Norway was one of the signatories of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949 and was a founding member of the United Nations, providing its first secretary general – Trygve Lie.
Norway is bounded for its entire length by seas of the North Atlantic Ocean: the North Sea to the southwest and its large inlet the Skagerrak to the south, the Norwegian Sea to the west, and the Barents Sea to the northeast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norway   (2455 words)

 Norway. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway is a constitutional monarchy; executive power, while nominally held by the monarch, is exercised by a council of ministers led by the prime minister.
The history of Norway before the age of the Vikings is indistinct from that of the rest of Scandinavia.
Norway was one of the original members of the United Nations (the Norwegian Trygve Lie was the first UN Secretary-General), and it became a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/Norway.html   (2041 words)

 4. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights New York, 16 December 1966   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the view of the Government of Norway, the reservation (2) concerning capital punishment for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age is according to the text and history of the Covenant, incompatible with the object and purpose of article 6 of the Covenant.
In the view of the Government of Norway, the reservation (3) concerning article 7 of the Covenant is according to the text and interpretation of this article incompatible with the object and purpose of the Covenant.
The Government of Sweden notes that the interpretation and application of article 27 of the Covenant is being made subject to a general reservation referring to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey and the Treaty of Lausanne of 24 July 1923 and its Appendixes.
www.ohchr.org /english/countries/ratification/4_2.htm   (3790 words)

 Norway Travel Tours Cruises Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway is long, narrow, and mountainous, with more than 30 per cent of its land covered by forests, rivers, and lakes.
Norway's Parliament is called the "Stortinget." A member of NATO since 1949, Norway enjoys excellent relations with both the U.S. and Canada..
Norway's history as a nation conventionally begins with the consolidation of its many small realms into a unified kingdom by Harold I, or Harold Fairhair, in the 9th century.
www.scantours.com /travel_norway.htm   (483 words)

 Reservations, Declarations, Objections and Derogations - CEDAW - Norway
Furthermore, the Government of Norway considers that reservation made by the Government of Malaysia with respect to certain specific provisions of the Convention is so extensive as to be contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention, and thus not permitted under article 28, paragraph 2, of the Convention.
It is the position of the Government of Norway that, due to its unlimited scope and undefined character, this part of the reservation is contrary to object and purpose of the Convention.
The Government of Norway therefore objects to the reservation, as it is contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention and thus impermissible according to Article 28 of the Convention.
www.bayefsky.com /html/norway_t2_cedaw.php   (1564 words)

Norway is one of the Nordic countries, occupying the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula, with a total area of 323 878 sq km.
It is bordered by the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea in the west, Russia, Finland and Sweden in the east, and the Skagerrak (an arm of the North Sea) in the south.
Norway is a constitutional monarchy which means that the constitution decrees that the country should be ruled by a monarch.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/norway.htm   (1692 words)

 Norway (10/05)
Norway is in the top rank of nations in the number of books printed per capita, even though Norwegian is one of the world's smallest language groups.
Norway was one of the signers of the North Atlantic Treaty in 1949 and was a founding member of the United Nations.
The current government is the first majority government in Norway in over 20 years, but the governing coalition has had to bridge substantial policy differences to build this majority.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3421.htm   (2489 words)

 Country Narrative - Norway
Norway is a destination country for women trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation, mostly from Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Baltic countries.
The government achieved progress in the areas of prosecution and protection during the reporting period, mainly as a result of Norwegian political attention to the issue and sustained funding for anti-trafficking efforts.
The Government of Norway can suspend decisions to remove trafficking victims for a 45-day grace period, regardless of whether they cooperate with police or prosecutors, in order to provide assistance and counseling.
gvnet.com /humantrafficking/Norway-2.htm   (639 words)

 Norway -- The 2002 Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway boasts a welfare state and the high taxes needed to fund it.
Norway's fiscal burden of government score is 0.5 point better this year, and its wages and prices score is 1 point better.
Norway's top income tax rate is 47.5 percent; the marginal rate for the average taxpayer is 28 percent.
cf.heritage.org /index/country.cfm?ID=110.0   (895 words)

 Norway whalers praise government, expect June hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway has been sharply criticised by environmentalists and conservationist nations for its decision, announced on Friday, to restart commercial catches of minke whales in defiance of a 1985 global moratorium.
The Labour government has said it will set the quota -- expected to be in the range of 300 to 800 animals -- and timing of the hunt on Tuesday.
Norway also plans to take 136 minke whales this year for what it calls scientific research, a project described by environmentalists as ``pirate catches.'' So far, five minke whales have been harpooned.
members.aol.com /cmwwrc/marmamnews/93051501.html   (439 words)

 Norway - Government And Defense
The kingdom of Norway is divided into twenty provinces or counties (amter), i.
There are 59 municipalities in the kingdom, twenty of these being very small, but keeping up the form of local government prescribed for such organizations.
Norway does not expend any considerable sums on her national defenses.
www.oldandsold.com /articles24/norway-508.shtml   (1049 words)

The Government of Norway stated that it believes these two counties are representative of the Atlantic salmon industry.
According to the response of the Government of Norway, the effective interest rate on outstanding loans during the review period was between 12.06 and 12.39 percent.
To calculate the benefit from the loans to salmon producers which the Government of Norway wrote off during 1989, we took the amount written off and deducted from that total the amount of lossess recovered by RDF from settlements received in bankruptcy and estate proceedings on loans previously written off.
ia.ita.doc.gov /esel/norway/90-629.html   (4971 words)

 Norway Government Information
Each fylke is headed by a governor appointed by the king in council, with one governor exercising authority in both Oslo and the adjacent county of Akershus.
From 1981 to 1997, governments alternated between Labor minority governments and Conservative-led governments.
Norway maintains an embassy in the United States at 2720 - 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel.
www.traveldocs.com /no/govern.htm   (389 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » "A day of sadness and grief", Norway's Prime Minister says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway has consistently stuck to the view that military action requires a new decision by the UN Security Council", Mr.
The Prime Minister said the Government intends to do its utmost to alleviate the humanitarian situation, which may be very difficult.
Norway's Government will increase its humanitarian efforts, and participate in reconstruction in Iraq.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/17b220c61e81db15c1256cef00555e3f   (369 words)

 The Hindu : Sri Lankan Government, Norway mum
Sri Lanka's peace facilitators, Norway, the Government, and the Opposition were today guarded in the reactions to the most serious internal rift in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The facilitators, Norway, on the scene since the late 1990s, said they would apply the same yardstick to the Tigers as they did to Colombo last year when a cohabitation crisis put the peace process formally on hold.
The Sri Lankan Government and the Opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), for their part, were restrained in their comments on the LTTE's internal rift and expressed hope that the ceasefire agreement was not under threat.
www.hindu.com /2004/03/05/stories/2004030501181500.htm   (471 words)

 CNN.com - Norway government resigns - October 17, 2001
For many years Norway's most dominant party, Labour was hammered in the September 10 election with its worst showing since 1924.
Its seats in parliament fell to 43 from the 65 it had gained in the previous national elections in 1997 as many of the country's three million voters warmed to their promises of tax cuts, feeling the Norwegian welfare state had become too big and inefficient, despite the country's vast oil wealth.
Norway, which produces 3.1 million barrels of oil per day, is the world's third biggest oil exporter and stacks away most of the surplus from oil exports in a fund for the benefit of future generations.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/10/17/norway.resign   (583 words)

 Kingdom of Norway
The Government of Ireland and the Government of Norway,
(b) Norway to grant to nationals of Ireland the exceptional tax relief which is accorded to Norwegian nationals and persons born of parents having Norwegian nationality pursuant to Section 22 of the Norwegian Taxation Act for the Rural Districts and Section 17 of the Norwegian Taxation Act for the Urban Districts.
In Norway relief is to be given by exemption of Irish income (except dividends) or capital from Norwegian tax but in calculating Norwegian tax on the remaining income or capital Norway may apply the rate which would otherwise have been applicable.
www.revenue.ie /services/tax_info/dtas/norway.htm   (4643 words)

 Wired News: Norway Says No Way to Microsoft
The government says it will not renew a contract with the U.S. software giant though it means losing discounts of up to 20 percent on public sector buys that amounted to roughly $27.8 million last year.
The contract Norway is allowing to lapse permits but does not oblige public agencies from federal and local governments to schools and prisons in Norway to order Microsoft products at a discount through the central government's management agency.
Microsoft Norway insists it is not worried, though Brynjar Skauvik, its acting director, said the public sector represents about 30 percent of the group's sales in the Scandinavian nation of 4.5 million people.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,53898,00.html   (733 words)

 Economy - India Bilateral Treaties and Agreements - Volume VII
The Government of Norway shall within the framework of the present Agreement grant technical assistance to the Government of India on the basis of equal partnership.
The Government of India shall establish procedures whereby the Government of Norway will not have to bear taxes, duties and other fiscal charges normally imposed in India on equipments brought into India by the latter in connection with activities under the present Agreement.
The Government of Norway shall render all possible administrative assistance to the Government of India for the enforcement of claims for reimbursement.
meaindia.nic.in /treatiesagreement/1972/chap470.htm   (1453 words)

 Norway Government
The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector (through large-scale state enterprises), and extensively subsidizes agriculture, fishing, and areas with sparse resources.
Norway maintains an extensive welfare system that helps propel public sector expenditures to more than 50% of GDP and results in one of the highest average tax levels in the world.
A small country with a high dependence on international trade, Norway is basically an exporter of raw materials and semiprocessed goods, with an abundance of small- and medium-sized firms, and is ranked among the major shipping nations.
www.muchofun.com /vital/norwary.html   (1410 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Norway moves to form new coalition
Labour has been the dominant political party in Norway since the 1920s, and is the biggest party in parliament.
Now, it would appear to be the first government to fall as a result of issues related to global warming.
Natural gas power in Norway, the world's second-largest oil exporter, has caused a long and bitter debate in the nation of 4.5 million.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/europe/newsid_672000/672157.stm   (370 words)

 CNN.com - More women, younger ministers in Norway's new government - March 17, 2000
OSLO, Norway (CNN) -- Norway's new Labor Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced a youthful cabinet on Friday to succeed Kjell Magne Bondevik's centrist coalition government, which collapsed last week.
Stoltenberg, whose party controls 65 seats in Stortinget, Norway's parliament, said his only problem in forming the new government was having to choose from the long list of excellent candidates.
Norway's new minister of justice is Hanne Harlem, the younger sister of Norway's first female prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, who is now the leader of the World Health Organization.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/03/17/norway.govt   (743 words)

 > Regional> Europe> Norway> Government
Directorate of Immigration - - Responsible for implementing Norways immigration policy.
National Archives of Norway - - The Norwegian State Archives System, covering the central administrative institutions, and the eight regional state archives, covering the local branches of the state administration.
It follows that the Supreme Court is Norways most superior court, and that its jurisdiction encompasses the entire country.
www.wizzle.co.uk /dir/Regional/Europe/Norway/Government   (579 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45).
Norway opted to stay out of the EU during a referendum in November 1994; nonetheless, it contributes sizably to the EU budget.
Norway asserts a territorial claim in Antarctica (Queen Maud Land and its continental shelf); despite recent discussions, Russia and Norway continue to dispute their maritime limits in the Barents Sea and Russia's fishing rights beyond Svalbard's territorial limits within the Svalbard Treaty zone
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/no.html   (1407 words)

 Agreement Concerning Certain Aspects of Cooperation in the Area of Fisheries
Protocol between the Government of Iceland and the Government of Norway under the Agreement between the Government of Iceland, the Government of Norway and the Government of the Russian Federation concerning Certain Aspects of Co-operation in the Area of Fisheries
In order to conduct a rational longline fishery, Norway is allocated an annual bycatch quota of other species amounting to 25% of the Norwegian annual quota of tusk, ling and blue ling.
Protocol between the Government of Iceland and the Government of the Russian Federation under the Agreement between the Government of Iceland, the Government of Norway and the Government of the Russian Federation concerning Certain Aspects of Co-operation in the Area of Fisheries
www.oceanlaw.net /texts/barents.htm   (2406 words)

 Norwegian Government: Norway condemns attack by Sudan government on civilians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Norwegian Government will in the strongest possible terms condemn this attack by a Sudan government gunship on civilians, and point out that this is not a single incident, but rather an alarming pattern of behaviour.
The Norwegian Government will strongly urge the Sudan Government to uphold its agreements with the United Nations on the humanitarian operation in Sudan, and to respect the humanitarian principles underlying such assistance to the population.
The Norwegian Government is at the same time deeply concerned about the effects of this attack on the peace process in Sudan, which seemed to be at a promising stage.
www.sudan.net /news/press/postedr/88.shtml   (300 words)

 Government of Norway: Nationwide Electronic Reporting System
Norway has one of the highest Internet penetrations in the world, but government agencies have been unable to leverage this environment to create greater efficiencies.
The government estimates that businesses use more than 7,000 full-time equivalents to comply with statutory reporting for central government agencies alone.
On the government side, not only are immediate cost savings anticipated by transacting electronically, but return on investment is expected to be high due to improved accuracy and quality of information, more efficient service, less key punching, fewer mistakes, and less error handling.
www.accenture.com /xd/xd.asp?it=enweb&xd=services\microsoft\case\norwegian_gov.xml   (1104 words)

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