Daniel Bjerkeli

Norway and corruption

I have always imagined that we in Norway are inspired by a sense of justice that, among other things, puts a stop to corruption. As a shop steward for many years, also with partly decisive input in relation to appointments, I was unfortunately often exposed to input where relationships with acquaintances, families, etc. were meant to be of decisive importance for appointments to public positions. My conscience forbade me to circumvent rules / and legislation in order to cover individual interests.

Is Norway corrupt? The question is raised because one sees that cases, for example in public, are often decided or decided in the “back rooms” before the case becomes known or comes to the decisive forums. I have therefore for many years argued that Norway must be one of the most corrupt countries in the world that has little or no corruption.

An acquaintance of mine told me the other day...

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