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Swampland in Svalbard? Norway buys Austre Adventfjord, ‘underscores the government mess in the archipelago’


So it won’t be a Chinese holiday village after all. And it seems implausible those 20 million tons of coal will ever be mined. So just what is Norway going to do with all that land across from Longyearbyen, assuming Parliament approves a deal to purchase it for 300 million kroner?