The Nordic Page

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:05:29 +0100
Norway Extends Border Control
Border control is extended to all ferry arrivals from Denmark, Sweden and Germany until 15 March 2016, writes Aftenposten.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:02:56 +0100
The U.S. Sends New Ambassador to Norway after 869 Days
Lawyer and human rights advocate, Sam Heins is now the ambassador to Norway.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:15:09 +0100
Experts Predict Taxes Rise up to 65%
Experts predict the growth of taxes to prevent Norway from choking economic growth.

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:14:57 +0100
Opera Software to Become Chinese
A Chinese investment fund has made an offer of 10.5 billion NOK to the Norwegian technological success Opera Software.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:21:33 +0100
Record Low Asylum Applications in January
Only 389 asylum applications were received by The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in January.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:29:50 +0100
The Swan Song of the Mysterious Poet
The Theater of Cruelty to perform its (The Last Song) again after six years.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:40:37 +0100
Statoil Lost 37 Billion NOK in 2015
Norwegian petroleum giant Statoil was deprived of almost half of its operating profit in the fourth quarter compared with the previous year, writes NRK.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:00:10 +0100
Norway to Get Rid of Petrol and Diesel Cars by 2030
Norwegian Labor Party (Arbeidepartiet) wants only emission-free cars on the market in 2030.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:53:02 +0100
Norway’s Liberal Party to Move Jobs Out of Oslo
Liberal Party (Venstre) calls for a governmental plan to move state jobs out of Oslo. It will give the opportunity for the highly-educated people to find the job in any part of the country.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:50:06 +0100
TVNorge Conflict Still Deadlocked
Telenor-owned Canal Digital and Discovery Networks did not manage to find a compromise on the emergency meeting earlier today. On Monday, Canal Digital users lost 13 television channels, including TVNorge, FEM and MAX.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:50:35 +0100
Oslo: Snowy Rain or Rainy Snow?
Weather forecast for Oslo this week is confusing. Today’s snowfall in Oslo is soon to become rain. Tomorrow the opposite is going to happen.

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:04:53 +0100
Exciting Dog Sledding in Norway
Get close to nature on a dog sledding trip this winter, and travel at high speed across the Norwegian wilderness, pulled by a pack of eager huskies.

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:07:39 +0100
Six Best Railway Routes in Norway
Norwegian landscape may not offer you the best driving experience but the railway network of the country promises more than a journey.

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:47:34 +0100
Norway Is Still the 5th Least Corrupt Country
Norway is still one of the least corrupt countries in the world, according to the new Transparency International report.

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:20:59 +0100
Norway Invites World Game Communities to Make a Learning App for Syrian Refugee Children
Today Norway announced an international innovation competition to develop a game based mobile application.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:06:29 +0100
Norway Wants WHO to Take Zika seriously
Norway asks World Health Organization to hold an emergency meeting in order to beat the unknown and dangerous virus.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:13:50 +0100
Here are the Most Popular Names in Norway
Emma and William top the list of most common names in Norway.

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:49:28 +0100
Russia Will Not Accept Deported Refugees from Norway
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: We will not take the refugees back from Norway.

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:03:46 +0100
Norwegian Foreign Minister to be member of Every Woman Every Child High-Level Advisory Group
Foreign Minister of Norway, Børge Brende has been invited by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child.

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:15:59 +0100
Troms FrP Wants to Take Valuables from Refugees in Norway
Progress Party (FrP) Troms branch vows to strip refugees of their valuables to help pay for the cost of resettlement.

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:16:24 +0100
Aker Solutions Starts Pioneering CO2-Capture Project in Norway
Aker Solutions today started a five-month test program to capture carbon emissions from the municipality-operated waste-to-energy Klemetsrud plant in Oslo, Norway.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:33:21 +0100
Norway Has No US Ambassador for More than 2 Years
Norway has never gone this long without an American ambassador. The country may now face the scary scenario of Donald Trump assigning an ambassador, writes Agenda Magasin.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:14:01 +0100
British Prog Metallers Beholder Release a Single Inspired by Utoya Massacre
British progressive metal band, BEHOLDER have premiered the first single video from their third album ’REFLECTIONS’.

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:51:59 +0100
DNB to Stop Using Cash in Norway
Norway’s largest financial services group, DNB believes the dangers and disadvantages of cash make it necessary to give it up as payment method.

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:38:29 +0100
Norway’s Integration Minister: - Russia is Safe for Deported Refugees
Immigration and Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug believes that asylum seekers who will be returned to Russia will be safe.

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 12:20:47 +0100
Royal Couple of Norway Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The royal palace square and University square in Oslo will host celebration of the royal couple’s 25th anniversary. Ski games, ski jumpings, snowboarding and gala concert to be held.

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:00:58 +0100
Norway Eases Sanctions against Iran
Following today’s announcement from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Norway eases sanctions against Iran.

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:15:28 +0100
This is What Happens in Norway, When A Car Blocks the Way of a Tram
When a tram in Oslo could not run because of a wrong parked car, tram passengers and pedestrians took initiative.

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:47:34 +0100
Oslo to Play David Bowie Song from City Hall Tower
To honor David Bowie´s passing, the bell tower in the Rådhuset (City Hall) in the Norwegian capital is going to play "Changes" every night at 19.00, starting today.

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:09:38 +0100
Chinese Set Eye on Voss of Norway
A Chinese company will pay NOK 1 billion to become majority owner of Voss of Norway, which produces luxury bottled water.

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 06:44:36 +0100
Save The Children Norway: Watch Out Your Children on the Internet
Save the Children (Redd Barna) believes that parents need to keep a better eye on children’s internet activity.

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:22:53 +0100
Record Number of Deportation from Norway
Police Immigration Service (PU) sent 7825 persons out of Norway in 2015. Never before PU deported so many.

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:23:13 +0100
Oil Price War between Russia and Saudi Arabia Pushes Norway to Uncertainties
The world’s two largest oil exporters fiercely compete for the European oil market. Norway loses its advantages, writes Aftenposten.

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 06:24:50 +0100
Kårstø gas leak stopped
The gas leak occurring at the Kårstø processing plant Thursday night has now been stopped.

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:19:26 +0100
Norway to Expel Thousands of Refugees to EU Countries
Norway prepares to deport asylum seekers who are first registered in other countries in Europe.

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:20:36 +0100
A Record Seafood Export from Norway
Norwegian seafood export has doubled in 10 years. Seafood export in 2015 totaled 74.5 billion NOK, which is the highest level ever.

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:36:46 +0100
Breivik’s "Human Rights" Court Case against Norway to Take Place in Prison
22 July terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s court case against the state over his prison conditions will take place in Skien prison where he is being held.

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:47:57 +0100
Doctors Association in Norway Want to Ban Tobacco and Smoking
The Norwegian Medical Association (Legeforeningen) proposed a ban on the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000 as a first step of a smoking-free society.

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:22:29 +0100
Scottish Haggis Can Be Norwegian Viking Food
A Scottish award-winning butcher claims Scotland’s famous national dish haggis is not originally Scottish, but a Viking dish.

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:30:53 +0100
Norway is the Second Best Country for Journalists
Norway keeps its top position in the index of the Reporters Without Borders.

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:04:06 +0100
Former Norway PM and NATO Leader Compares IS with Breivik
The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg believes individuals who are misusing religions and ideologies are responsible for both July 22 terror and IS terror.

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 06:03:25 +0100
Norway Sent 60 Tons of Uranium to Iran
Norway assisted financing and transportation of 60 tons of uranium from Kazakhstan to Iran, as part of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:21:53 +0100
Can the AEC be a success?
In this week’s global outlook, Murray Hunter brings an insightful account to the newly developed AEC.

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 23:06:48 +0100
Having a “Gledelig Jul” in Norway
Feel Norway at its warmest this Christmas; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences.

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:32:31 +0100
Baking it Norwegian Way: Christmas Recipes from Norway
Norwegian Christmas is experienced best with real Norwegian Christmas food.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:49:25 +0100
Fisheries Minister of Norway: To Educate Immigrant Girls is Wasteful
Progress Party (FrP) deputy and the newly appointed Fisheries Minister, Per Sandberg believes it is wasteful to educate women with immigrant backgrounds.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:29:09 +0100
The Human Sushi: Old but Still Funnily Weird Fish Ad Campaign from Norway
Three ads from 2013 promote the health benefits of sushi and fish food in a funny way.

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:16:21 +0100
What Happens If Americans Try Norwegian Christmas Food
See the staff at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo try traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes and the way they react.

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:54:44 +0100
Stricter Requirements for Residence in Norway
A group of Conservative Party (Høyre) MPs have proposed to introduce stricter requirements for granting permanent residency in Norway: Residence at least five years, permanent job and language and civics.

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:43:09 +0100
Christmas Mood on the Isolated Island in Norway
On this island, only four people live among polar bears and they celebrate Christmas in a special way.