Discussion in 'Europe' started by Annie, Apr 17, 2005.
No not that...
In Denmark has reduced the immigration by a large percentage due to some new restrictions. Since we are neighbours there is a slight tension between the countries where some Swedes think Denmark is to harsh and some Danes believe Sweden acts as a transit country for refugees.
Both Denmark, Sweden and Norway are Kingdoms where the Royal family has no political powers at all. Sometimes they cross "the border" and actually say something, wich always raise protests and dabate if the monarchy should be put to rest! Our King, Carl XVI Gustav made a statement 1989 where he adressed the fact that Norway kills seal babies for the fur. He managed to put it as it was due to lack of competence of the Norweigian Prime Minister.
These thing never carry to any depth...
I was well aware that the monarchy is for 'tradition' only, doesn't mean that she doesn't 'get it.' Whether or not the government does, well it probably wouldn't.
Yeah, she "Got it". They always do, and then they blindly walk in to the next embarresment. One thing that has been good, having a King was after the Tsunami hit Thailand. The King were the only official who could adress the people without causing more pain. All other where in the middle of throwing pies at each other on how the matter had been handled.
Doesn't seem like it's a bad thing for her to speak out. Well that's from here of course.
Now I see what you mean! No, what ever said is rarley the problem. It is that it is said at all. They who disagree calls for the destruction of monarchy and those who approve says nothing. But the politicians get frustrated in any case.
The royals violate some sort of quiet arrangement. Is there a constitution like this in USA? Some spokesman for the Church?
I don't think there is anything close to a monarchy/figurehead at any level of US gov't. Certainly no 'church person'. (Constitution against establishing a state religion.)
Well maybe Teddy Kennedy-just a joke!
A little off topic, but I had a job interview at the Danish Embassy here in Ottawa a few years ago, really nice people - the ambassador was really cute too!
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