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Old October 26th, 2016, 03:44 AM   #4501
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Both the Euro and the Dollar are used by countries not part of the respective Union and Federation.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 07:59 AM   #4502
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Both the Euro and the Dollar are used by countries not part of the respective Union and Federation.
I do not believe Norway is in such a desperate situation.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 07:56 PM   #4503
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It's not really about currency, but that we can't spend so much domestically that we're exceeding the economy's capacity leading to high inflation (which would usually have a devaluing effect on the currency) and other related illnesses.

People misunderstand. We do use a lot of "oil money", but it's restricted by the "handlingsregel". It says that the budget deficit when petroleum-related revenues are not included can at maximum be 4% of the value of the oil fund. This rule has now become too lenient and we usually spend less. But it also means that there's more than enough room for investment should it be necessary and it means that if necessary we will tap from the oil fund. But the oil fund won't invest directly into Norway. That defeats the entire purpose of having the handlingsregel in the first place.

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Old October 26th, 2016, 08:16 PM   #4504
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Iceland did consider adopting euro or dollar following 2008 financial crisis.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 08:55 PM   #4505
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Iceland did consider adopting euro or dollar following 2008 financial crisis.
Because the example of a bankrupt microstate ruled by clueless politicians is always great...
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Old October 26th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #4506
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Iceland's economy is 1/20 of that or Norway. And they were in the middle of a catastrophic financial crisis where banks holding deposits equal to 700% of their GDP collapsed, and the stock market lost 97% of its value.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #4507
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And, just because they had their own currency that plummeted to approximately 50 % of its pre-2009 value, the country instantly become far more competitive which has help them bounce back. Greece is an excellent example of how cutting costs is immensely much tougher when you do not have your own currency. Hence, switching to Euro could have been a good idea for Iceland after the collapse, but certainly not before.

With regards to Norway, switching to Euro would not have helped galloping inflation in case of public overspending. The only difference would have been how Norway could have dealt with it, see my paragraph above. The factor that mostly has worked against inflation in Norway is that is part of EEA, and hence is open for labor immigration from the EU, and, at least before, low prices of imported goods from the far east.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 09:53 AM   #4508
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Iceland did consider adopting euro or dollar following 2008 financial crisis.
In your own words, how does that fact correlate to the situation of Norway?
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Old October 27th, 2016, 03:09 PM   #4509
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Are there active pro-EU-membership movements in Norway?
I know that fishery policies are the main reason of Norway's non-membership.
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Europabevegelsen is the most famous one: http://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&rct...NQR36JDHeTgXtg

Even though EU-membership is popular with the political parties (the main parties all support EU-membership), it's at a record low with the general public. After 2007 the share of people who wants membership has gone down to about 20-25 %.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #4511
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A trucker is overtaking two other trucks in a curve in the Stalheim Tunnel (E16), with absolutely no visibility of oncoming traffic

Video here: https://www.nrk.no/sognogfjordane/he...one-1.13198861

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Old October 31st, 2016, 09:14 PM   #4512
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E16 Oslo - Hønefoss

Breakthrough has been achieved for tube A of the new Bjørnegård Tunnel (2260 m) in Sandvika. These tunnels are part of the E16 upgrade just north of E18 west of Oslo. It will replace one of the most overloaded two-lane roads in Norway.

https://www.ncc.no/vare-prosjekter/b...elen-sandvika/

http://www.bygg.no/article/1292536

It's part of the Sandvika - Wøyen segment:
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Old October 31st, 2016, 09:36 PM   #4513
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A trucker is overtaking two other trucks in a curve in the Stalheim Tunnel (E16), with absolutely no visibility of oncoming traffic
Do I see hazardous cargo -warning labels (or just empty spaces reserved for those)? The picture is blurry.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 09:04 PM   #4514
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E6 Gardermoen - Minnesund

Some photos of E6 from Gardermoen Airport to Minnesund. This is a fairly new motorway, it opened in two stages in 2009 and 2011. It has a 110 km/h speed limit.

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E6-31 by European Roads, on Flickr

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E6-34 by European Roads, on Flickr

3. Ecoduct

E6-36 by European Roads, on Flickr

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E6-40 by European Roads, on Flickr

5. The landscape becomes more forested, with low hills. The motorway has a parkway character.

E6-42 by European Roads, on Flickr

6. Tolls

E6-44 by European Roads, on Flickr

7. Eidsvoll. They recently opened the largest Tesla supercharger in the world here, with 20 stalls.

E6-45 by European Roads, on Flickr

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E6-47 by European Roads, on Flickr

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E6-49 by European Roads, on Flickr

10. The 1,193 meter long Eidsvoll Tunnel. It is the first tunnel on E6 north of Oslo.

E6-50 by European Roads, on Flickr

11. Minnesund. With a weigh station exit.

E6-52 by European Roads, on Flickr

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E6-54 by European Roads, on Flickr
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 03:12 PM   #4515
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Progress construction motorway E39 Kristiansand-Stavanger

Nye Veier AS (governmental organization for motorway construction) has taken over the work of planning, construction, operation and maintenance for the new motorway E39 Kristiansand - Lyngdal West. The remaining part of E39 Kristiansand-Stavanger (Sandnes) of 130 km is still the responsibilty of NPRA. According to schedule, 4-lane motorway E39 Kristiansand-Stavanger will be ready in 2023. It will be possible to travel from Stavanger to Oslo all the way over motorways E39 and E18.


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Old November 2nd, 2016, 03:43 PM   #4516
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More snow every day on 134 Haukelifjell





NPRA has given warnings for danger of slippery sections. There is reduced accessibility and speed is reduced to 50 km / h, while there is also narrowing and dimming due to maintenance work. In July there was big road accident and people had to be transported to Odda for serious medical care.

This will feed the need to start construction of the new E134 Haukelifjell tunnels soon.


You can see why there is a need for a snow free pass of Haukelifjell


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Old November 2nd, 2016, 08:40 PM   #4517
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According to schedule, 4-lane motorway E39 Kristiansand-Stavanger will be ready in 2023.
What schedule? Only a lesser part of this road is prioritized for (a possible) construction start by 2020, and that depends on how the government (and future government) will prioritize money. There`s no way there`s a motorway all the way from Kristiansand to Stavanger by your date. Not even before 2030. And it has been stated even by Solvik-Olsen himself that some of the stretches might be built with two lanes - although easily expandable - at first.
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Alternatives for the planned upgrade of E39 from Knarvik to the Eikefett Tunnel, which is just north of Bergen.



Is this stretch really so in need of upgrading? Traffic volumes taper off from 6,500 to 2,800 vehicles per day here, the road has two regular lanes and a lot of tunnels, it has clearly already been upgraded in the past.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 10:42 PM   #4519
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It will be possible to travel from Stavanger to Oslo all the way over motorways E39 and E18.
Is this faster than Rogfast and Haukeli? (Assuming no winter closures, of course.)
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 11:40 AM   #4520
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Is this faster than Rogfast and Haukeli? (Assuming no winter closures, of course.)
Depends on the speed of the upgrade of the E134 Haugesund-Drammen. At this moment Stavanger-Oslo via Kristiansand is more than 1,5 hours faster, but 10% longer.
In 2023 both Rogfast and motorway E39 Stavanger-Kristiansand will be ready. The E134 will be a winner on Stavanger-Oslo when the new Haukeli tunnels and the new expressway via Rauland will become available. Traveling time will go to 4 hours for Rogfast and Haukeli, making it a favorite for any GPS powered autopilot
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