12 Administrative and economic consequences

Three comprehensive Reports to the Storting on Svalbard have been published previously. The previous comprehensive Report to the Storting on Svalbard (Report No. 9 (1999 – 2000), Svalbard) was submitted in 2000 so that a new ten-year milestone is approaching. The Government therefore decided in December 2007 to commence work on a new Report to the Storting. The objective of the report is not only to capture the developments of the last ten years but to also put them into context with the Government’s policy on the High North. The Government will return with proposals on specification and implementation of the measures mentioned in the report, in connection with the annual budget proposals.

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