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How to punish a terrorist? The Norwegian court’s judgment for Anders Breivik

How to punish a terrorist? The Norwegian court’s judgment for Anders Breivik

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Friday deliverance of the judgment for Anders Breivik was accompanied by huge emotions, emotions utterly reasonable given the enormity of tragedy which Norwegians experienced from him slightly over a year ago. The trial, which had been under way in Oslo for few months, was unprecedented and ended with a verdict of 21 years in prison […]

Abdication of the Church

Abdication of the Church

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On Monday, May 21, an overwhelming majority of the members of the Norwegian Parliament decided to separate the Lutheran Church from the state. During another voting session on Thursday, the earlier decision of the chamber was reaffirmed. This is certainly one of the more important developments in the last few decades in Norway, and it […]

Where does Iceland’s national interest lie? Iceland and the European Union

Where does Iceland’s national interest lie? Iceland and the European Union

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What is the European Union for Iceland? Opinions are divided on that matter. Until recently a satisfying choice for Icelanders was a membership in EFTA and since 1994 in the European Economic Area that guarantees their access to European home market without necessity of membership in the EU. Yet this access did not include fishing […]

Crisis on the island

Crisis on the island

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The financial collapse of 2008 forced Icelanders to reach for total revaluation of methods according to which the country has been run. The most revolutionary changes are of constitutional kind; they are to introduce new constitutional model. Where the road taken by Iceland will lead it? The very word “crisis” became meaningful in 2008 as […]

Victory of Finnish Conservative

Victory of Finnish Conservative

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Last evening Finns elected their new president. As it was expected almost from the beginning, Sauli Niinistö from the National Coalition Party came with the majority of 62,6% of the vote to 37,4 % for his opponent, the representative of the Green League, Pekka Haavisto. The evening of the 5th of February, despite frozen weather […]

Finnish choice

Finnish choice

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This year’s presidential election will without any doubt be a crucial event on Finnish political arena, though as it seems its importance would be of a symbolic dimension. Indeed, the results will show Finns’ attitude to the security doctrine and their view on the role of European Union in their politics. They will also decide, […]

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