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NORWEGIAN POLITICS (BTNN) - BACK ISSUES
2003
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N177 Monday, 1 December, 2003
The Patriotic Spending Spree
  • Gjedrem, Foss: Spend for Jobs!
  • Irresponsible, Say Clergy and Green
  • Why Consumption, Not Incentives, if there is Macro-Economic Room?
N176 Monday, 17 November, 2003
Trapped
  • Coalition and Labour in Budget Deal
  • Labour Guarantees No Further Tax Cuts
  • Progress Party Rules Out Deal Next Year
  • What Happens Now to Tax Policy?
N175 Friday, 14 November, 2003
The Pointed Finger
  • Christians Confirming Wrong Problem Analysis
  • New Leadership to be Elected in January
  • Government Reshuffle Likely
  • Lilletun or Sanner for the MPE?
N174 Saturday, 8 November, 2003
The Fundamentalists' Squeeze
  • Hydropower Reserves as Poor as Last Year
  • General Fears of New Power Crisis
  • Majority for Minor, But Insufficient Power Tax Break
  • Green Fundamentalism Physical Obstacle
  • MoF's Fundamentalism Fiscal Obstacle
  • Distribution Paradigms Political Obstacle
N173 Thursday, 30 October, 2003
Non-Innovative On Innovation
  • Government Presents Innovation Plan
  • Insufficient on Tax and Capital Markets
  • Ignores Role of Major Clusters
  • Evades Conflicting Theories
N172 Friday, 10 October, 2003, 2003
Rerun
  • Rerun of Last Year's Budget
  • Oil Money Spending Accelerating
  • Virtually No Tax Cuts
  • Progress Party: No Growth Policy
  • Labour: Nothing for the Unemployed
  • Government Will Force Opposition's Hands
  • What's the Outlook for 2005 Tax Cuts, and Beyond?
N171 Tuesday, 23 September, 2003
The Liberator Vs the Good Helpers
  • Budget Deal or Government Crisis?
  • Progress Party Negative, Likely to Remain So
  • Labour Negative For Now
  • Socialist Left Party Wants to Negotiate
  • Government/Labour Deal Most Likely
N170 Thursday, 18 September, 2003
Suicidal Christians
  • Left Socialists, Progress Party Win Local Election
  • Natural Toll on Government Parties - But More
  • Christian People's Party Main Loser
  • Labour at Historic Low For Local Elections
  • Participation Lowest Since 1922
  • The Outlook For 2005
N169 Saturday, 13 September, 2003
Looking Out from Inside the Forest
  • Power Commission Says Politicians Lose Power; Democracy Eroded
  • Ignores Power of Consensus Culture
  • Ignores the Powerless Value Creators
N168 Tuesday, 2 September, 2003
Coalition Tax Policy
  • Low Interest in Dull Election Campaign
  • Conservatives, Christians Disagree on Tax
  • Coalition Agrees about Reduced Capital Tax for Businesses
  • Maybe Tax Reform Won't Be So Bad
N167 Thursday, 14 August, 2003
Political Sex
  • Sex Accusations Against Second Christian Politician
  • Sexual Libel as Political Weapon
N166 Monday, 4 August, 2003
Railroad Privatisation
  • Minister Wants Bidding Over Railroad Services
  • Primitive Debate For/Against Privatisation
  • Unconvincing Bureaucrats' Report Proposes Exclusive Rights
  • Risky Unless Consumers are Empowered
  • Others Solutions Should Have Been Investigated
N165 Monday, 28 July, 2003
Marrying for Knowledge
  • Danish Companies Internationalise for Innovation & Markets
  • Few Norwegian Companies on Danes' Partner List
N164 Monday, 16 June, 2003
Important Warning
  • NHO Warns About Power Rationing
  • Serious Fiscal Hurdles for Hydropower
  • Gas Power Required Soonest Possible
  • CO2 Sequestration Requires Kyoto II
  • Will there be a Kyoto II?
N163 Tuesday, 10 June, 2003
Lex Hafslund
  • Majority Strikes Hole in Competition Act
N162 Monday, 26 May, 2003
Purism Vs Opportunism
  • TBL Presents Report on Spanish State Aid
  • Extreme Creativity in Legal Grey Zones
  • Røkke Gets Finnish State Backing for Masa
N161 Thursday, 15 May, 2003
Shameful
  • Revised Budget Still Tight
  • Opposition Demands Increased Expenses
N160 Thursday, 8 May, 2003
Here We Go Again
  • Oslo Politicians May Turn Down Non-Norwegian Hafslund Buyer
  • Stoltenberg Openly Uses Symbolism as Argument
  • Nationalism Scares Away Investors
  • Interference Counter-Productive to Politicians' Concerns
  • "Isachsen Funds" a Good Solution
N159 Monday, 5 May, 2003
Ultimatum
  • Progress Party Wants to Use State as Industrial Locomotive
  • Socialist Left Party Blocks Majority for Hagen's Structure Fund
  • Majority Wants Hafslund Take-Over, But Doesn't Know How
N158 Tuesday, 22 April, 2003
Kinderbarters
  • Media Warning About Possible Government Crisis
  • No Solution Seen to Kindergarten Conflict
N157 Monday, 14 April, 2003
New Frontrunner
  • Socialist Left Party Takes Lead on Opinion Survey
N156 Tuesday, 11 March, 2003
Growing Tensions
  • Foss Backs Down From Tax Cut Commitment, Treating Tax Cuts as Luxury
  • Progress Party Warns it Could Withdraw Support
  • Christians With Ultimatum to Government
  • Labour Woos Christians on Local Government Economy
  • Labour/LO Present "New Solidarity Option" Against Unemployment
  • LO Invites Socialist Left to Closer Cooperation
N155 Thursday, 6 March, 2003
Talk to Atlas
  • Statoil, Hydro, DnB CEOs Rewarded
  • Minister Threatens Boards
  • Who is Setting a Bad Example?
  • How Long Will Trade Union Members Carry Society on Their Shoulders?
  • Incentives Should Be For Everybody
N154 Friday, 28 February, 2003
The Tempting Gas Pedal
  • Progress Party As Protagonist for the Unemployed
  • Dangerous Situation Emerging as Labour Needs to Respond
  • Can Keynes be Selectively Applied?
  • What Caused the Strong NOK?
  • And Why is it Falling Again?
  • Opposition Demands Tax Refunds for Offshore Vessels
N153 Friday, 7 February, 2003
New Fences for Old
  • Tax Commission Submits Report
  • Good Intentions: Priority to Value Creation
  • Old Fences Torn, New Erected
  • Lots of Loose Ends
  • Politicians Attacking From All Directions
  • Why Not Going to the Root of the Problem?
N152 Thursday, 6 February, 2003
New Tool for the Green
  • New Act Gives Anybody Right to Demand Information About Environmental Effects
N151 Monday, 27 January, 2003
KAF is Back
  • Many Leaks from Tax Commission
  • Reduced Capital Tax & Personal Top Tax?
  • Top Tax on Dividends Received by Shareholders?
N150 Friday, 24 January, 2003
It Is Happening Now
  • Two of Three Voters Say "Yes to EU"
  • Labour Opens Internal Debate
  • Owners of Fishing Vessels Aim at Acceptable EU Terms
  • Socialist Left Party Allows Open EU Split
  • Environmentalists Discovering the Green EU
  • WTO May Neutralize Farming Issues
  • PM Bondevik "Understands EEA Challenges"
  • A Tentative Guess: Membership From 1 January 2007
N149 Monday, 13 January, 2003
Powerless
  • The Power Crisis: "Somebody Has to Do Something"
  • Politicians Presenting Their Pet Policies as "Something"
  • Labour Demands Gas Power Initiative
  • Progress Party, Labour Likely to Gain
  • Statoil/Statkraft to Construct Temporary Gas Power Plants
  • What Really Happened - and What Should Really be Done?
N148 Wednesday, 1 January, 2003
Global Solidarity
  • What Should Be Done About Poverty and Disease?
  • The Medicine Controversy
  • Malaria and DDT
  • The Compassionate - Caring for Whom?
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