Norway becomes a secular state!

Finally Norway becomes a civilised state. Today new legislation puts an end to the “State Church”. This has been a long way to go for the Norwegian Labour party who has enjoyed appointing the Norwegian State Church leaders and thus in their own opinion had an influence over the signals to be expected to come from them. In many ways obviously right, but totally unacceptable in a modern civilised world.

All religious socities in Norway benefit from grants from the goverment. This year the amount per person is GB£ 42.75 per registered member.  The State Church has officially 3,850,000, members. Around 400.000 belongs to other religous socities and about 80,000 are members in The Norwegian Humanist Association.

It will be interesting to see for how long the population will accept so much funds being spent on the churches!


Lars Johan Myrtroen, has 40 years experience in international financing and runs his operations from London, England. He established M-broking in the early 80′s and running Stavanger Bank in the Eastern part of Norway. Euro Export Invest AS was established in Oslo in 1998 owning four IT and security companies, with KSD as the leading company holding offices throughout Europe and he has been participating in several start-ups in the US, Philippines, Norway and the UK, among others British Armouring Manufacturing Inc, and Birdstep Technology ASA (Public, Norway). Also major investor in “Norges Energi AS“. He has experience from the bio-metric industry, serving as chairman of BioPrint AS, Norway, and adviser to and Director in GenKey Inc, San Francisco. Acting today as Executive Chairman in EC Capital Management Ltd, trading as Economic Consultants. He enjoys golf and started Grenland Golf Club in Skien Norway in 1980 and served as a Board Member in the Norwegian Golf Association for 4 years.

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