The Norwegian Government Policy for Reduced and Improved State Ownership Based on White Paper No 22 2001-02
The Norwegian Government’s new White Paper titled “Reduced and Improved State Ownership” was presented earlier this year. This Ownership White Paper discusses general issues concerning the extensive State ownership within Norwegian trade and industry, as well as measures to strengthen private ownership. It reviews the role of the State as regulatory authority and owner, and forwards proposals aimed at improving the organization and administration of State ownership. The White Paper also gives an assessment of the background for State ownership in some 40 companies. This publication summarizes the contents of the White Paper. At its formation in the autumn of 2001 the new Coalition Government emphasized the need to examine State ownership in trade and industry, and to define the intention behind the State’s ownership in each individual company.
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