Self-rule introduced in Greenland

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

The Arctic island of Greenland is assuming self-rule, in the latest step towards independence from Denmark.

The move follows a referendum on greater autonomy in November. It will see Greenland take a greater share of revenues from its natural resources.

The local government is taking control of the police and the courts. Greenlandic – or Kalaallisut – becomes the official language.


via BBC NEWS | Europe | Self-rule introduced in Greenland.