Norway will not give Halti mountain to Finland as a present on centenary of Finland’s independence

Norway will not give Halti mountain to Finland as a present on centenary of Finland’s independence

Norway will not give Halti mountain to Finland as a present on centenary of Finland’s independence, since it can cause many problems, announced the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

 

According to her any change of borders between the countries will raise complex legal issues, including those connected with the country's constitution. At the same time the Prime Minister promised to look for another present for Finland on the coming anniversary, reports the Reuters. The authorities of Kåfjord planned to give Halti mountain to Finland on the centenary of their independence since July of 2016. For the ridge of the mountain to appear in the territory of Finland, it is necessary to move the border at 40 meters.

 

Halti mountain is located between two countries, and it is the highest mountain of Finland - 1324 meters above the sea level. However, the mountain is legally a part of the Norwegian territory. Finland will celebrate the centenary of its independence on December 6 of 2017.

 

 

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19.10.2016

 

 

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