German Press Review – part 2

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Several German papers urge action over far-right violence The and German interior minister urges extra vigilance from the public to help tackle far-right extremism.

UK: Racist crime up 155% in two years

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The number of court prosecutions over racially-aggravated crimes has risen by 155% over two years.

18 February 2003

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No need to send patients abroad for treatment Progress Party to establish branches in Spain Two women take helm at Centre Party Foss rebuts Stoltenberg criticism EU could weaken Norway’s insider-trading regulations Impossible to check all asylum seekers, says Minister NORAD hands out NOK 1 billion Still thousands of knives in hand-baggage Today’s comment from Dagbladet

UK: Officer cleared of racist attack

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A policeman has been cleared of a racist attack on a teenager.

International team to prosecute Saddam

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Australia, Britain and Spain will send their share of investigators and legal experts to Iraq to help in the trial of Saddam Hussein on war crimes charges.

14 February 2003

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Storting backs PetersenCentre Party and Socialist Left Party criticalCentre Party more radical with HagaJagland challenges dovesBest ever poll results for Socialist Left PartyNumber of welfare claimants still rising Telenor’s shopping spree has cost NOK 15 billionMerchant fleet shrinks Shipyards get NOK 300 million in emergency aid Primary GPs must be used more widelyToday’s comment from Dagsavisen

Acute psychiatric care for immigrants

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Are admission rates to acute psychiatric care higher for immigrants from non-Western countries than for the traditional Norwegian population?

‘Racist’ incident causes walkout

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Postal deliveries were delayed after more than 80 workers at a sorting office went on strike.

14 March 2003

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Socialist Left Party neck and neck with Labour Relations with USA remain good, says PMGovernment split over job relocation plansDnB boss bags a bargainGovernment pays NOK 60 million for truce with teachersNew Centre Party leader aims to ditch sourpuss image Today’s comment from AftenpostenSport

Man stabbed in ‘racist attack’

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An Asian man has been stabbed by a gang of four white teenagers in what the police are treating as a racially motivated attack.