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and the United States of America (USA), Europe has changed its vision
about the world as well. The North and Northern Europe are very often
seen as a periphery on the European continent. The situation can,
however, be seen from another view: Northern Europe, the Baltic region
and Northern Russia are developing into powerful industrial and financial
centres of gravity in Europe. Norway has a territory of 385,155 km² and a
population of 4.7 million (2008). The population is expected to increase by
2012 to 5 million and to 6.9 million by 2060.1 Norway is responsible for law
making, law disputes and administration for 2,311,981 km2 of the world’s
surface. The Norwegian continental shelf constitutes 30% of Europe’s total
continental shelf. Norway belongs to the leading group of the richest
countries in the world measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per
capita. With a GDP per capita of USD 43,579 (3rd highest in the world after
Luxembourg and USA) and an estimated national budget surplus, the...
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