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Yearbook 1998

Greenland. G. continued during the year to work for increased independence towards Denmark. The self-government's "head of government", the country's chairman Jonathan Motzfeldt, explained that G. should have greater influence over foreign policy and more direct contact with the heads of other countries.

1998 Greenland

An old Greenlandic requirement was met in July when self-government took over the management of the island's mineral deposits. High hopes are linked to gold exploration going on in the south and gas and oil wells that started in the sea west of G. In 1999, the decisive obstacle to Greenland's liberation is the weak economy, and G. is dependent on Denmark's annual contribution of SEK 2.6 billion. SEK, almost SEK 50,000. per inhabitant.

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