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Location

Oslo
Norway
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Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994; conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, Norway abandoned neutrality and became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

Norway is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Regulations
June 2017
Norway

These Regulations, established by Royal Decree pursuant to Act No. 71 of 2008 and the EEA Agreement Annex XX No. 1 letter a (Directive 2014/52/EU) and no.

Regulations
January 1983
Norway

This Decree declares that the right to undertake a real property intervention (encroachment) as foreseen in section 2 of the Act relative to the expropriation of real property may be assigned to anybody.

Implements: Act No. 3 of 1959 relative to the expropriation of real property. (2011-03-03)

Constitution
December 1814
Norway

The constitution was drafted and approved by a Constituent Assembly.

Legislation
Norway
Europe
Northern Europe

The purpose of the Act is to promote and facilitate outdoor recreation ensuring Marka's borders and preserve a natural and cultural heritage, as well as sustainability thereof. The geographical area Marka is composed by the following areas: Kjekstad Marka, Vard Åsmarka, Vestmarka Krokskogen, Bærumsmarka, North Marka, Lillomarka, Romeriksåsene, Gjellerås Marka, Østmarka and Sørmarka.

Legislation
Norway
Europe
Northern Europe

Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land (45 ° east - 20 ° west latitudes) is subject to Norwegian sovereignty as dependency land. Norwegian civil and penal laws together on the administration of justice apply to Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The King may issue regulations on environmental protection on Bouvet Island, Peter I's Island and Queen Maud Land (art. 2).

Legislation
Norway
Europe
Northern Europe

The Act partly amends Act No. 3, in particular the Title which is now reading: "Act No. 3 of 27 February 1930 relating to Bouvet Island, Peter I's Island and Queen Maud Land"; article 7 remains unchanged.

Amends: Dependencies Act on Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land (No. 3 of 1930). (1930-02-27)

Legislation
Norway
Europe
Northern Europe

"Forest for domestic use" is a forest owned in common property and which serves to satisfy the needs of supply of wood for domestic purposes of the owners. "Use for domestic purposes" seems to include use of timber for carpentry and construction of houses. Such forest shall be managed by a board of members in accordance with rules laid down by the present Act.

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