The 1990s will probably appear as the period of Norwegian history when trades and industries were really tempted to go abroad to make profits. The reasons for this were the economic boom, and the competence which we have acquired through oil extraction in the North Sea. In this field Norwegian business life has not been different from the rest of the world: the 1990s have become the decade of globalisation. Irrespective of the view one has on the globalisation, it is a fact that it does create a need for an even stronger co-operation between environmental and human rights organisations across national borders.
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