Category: News

Ignoring all oil advice

Norway’s government has not listened to the Norwegian Environment Agency on new oil drills The Local Norway’s government has not taken any advice from the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet) calling for a halt to...

Norway’s gender gap

Though more equal than most countries, pay for Norway’s women has room for improvement M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway ranks consistently high in international comparisons of equality between women and men. In education,...

Google Maps error loses tourists

An error in the widely used map system sends hundreds seeking Preikestolen to a quiet village The Local An error in Google Maps has sent hundreds of tourists looking for the famous Preike­stolen cliff...

Norway may try driverless transport

Some in Stortinget think autonomous vehicles can create jobs The Local A parliamentary proposal that could lead the way to automated public transport in Norway could be in place within the next few months,...

Norway first for press freedoms

In “post-truth” era, the Nordic country’s press remains strong The Local Norway is the top country in the world for press freedom in an era in which global media freedom is coming increasingly under...

Is Stortinget hack proof?

Norwegian parliamentary committee fears election hacking this September The Local The first vice chair of Norway’s Standing Committee on Justice, Anders B. Werp, says that he fears the country is ill-prepared for potential hacking...

Norway birth rate down again

For the seventh year straight, birth rates are declining in Norway The Local Social pressure is causing women to wait longer and longer before starting families, says one expert. Birth rates of 2.1 per...

Norwegian politeness?

One researcher claims Norwegians are polite in their own special way The Local They may not say hello on the bus or make small talk in supermarket lines, but Norwegians have their own way...

Islamsk Råd Norge faces controversy

Norwegian Muslims plan replacement Islamic council The Local Some 30,000 Norwegian Muslims could change membership to a new umbrella organization set up to replace the controversy-hit Islamsk Råd Norge (Islamic Council Norway, IRN). The...