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The Northern political elite joins the protection zone

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

The following reader post about the conflict between Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea was rejected by Aftenposten, right enough after the newspaper had first said it would publish it. They claimed that lack of space was the reason why they changed their minds. However, the newspaper has hardly published any critical article regarding the conflict, opposite for example Dagbladet. Nevertheless, it can hardly be said that there has been any real debate about Norway's policy in the Svalbard area. The reason is the great power of what I call "the northern political elite", cf. Terje Tvedt's expression «the southern political elite» (those who want Norwegian politics to revolve around the third world, immigrants...

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