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Norwegian cabinet

New governing coalition agreed

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented her new cabinet with Progress and Liberal parties The Local Norway’s rightwing coalition was confirmed on Jan. 14, more than four months after September’s general elections. Prime Minister...

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Norway’s election is over, and everyone lost

Veronika Brokke Olsen Oslo, Norway The opposition did not get majority votes, leaving Norway’s current government in charge. The government also received fewer votes than previously, leaving it weaker for the upcoming term. Another...

KrF says no to coalition

Norway’s Christian Dems won’t work with Progress Party, quit negotiations The Local The Christian Democrat Party (Kristelig Folkeparti, KrF) will no longer participate in multilateral discussions about the new government with Norway’s other conservative...

Norway’s huge church change

The Church of Norway is no longer an agency of the state, but a confusing relationship remains in place The Local On January 1, the Church of Norway and the Norwegian government formally divorced...

Cabinet reshuffled

Conservative (H) Prime Minister Erna Solberg shakes up cabinet for the first time since the 2013 General Election Michael Sandelson The Foreigner The post-swapping, approved by HM King Harald V of Norway according to...

NGO criticizes Syria response

Norway Peace Council organizes demonstration in Oslo as increasing numbers of refugees seek asylum Michael Sandelson & Sarah Bostock The Foreigner “Norway is known for its humanitarian record. It is inappropriate and baffling that...

Norway tops prosperity index

Press Release Legatum Institute The Legatum Institute named Norway as the most prosperous country in the world for 2012, followed by Denmark and Sweden respectively. The index is a unique annual assessment of global...

Acting political adviser in KUD

The Office of the Prime Minister has from Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Kjersti Stenseng (35), manager, Vinstra, as acting political adviser in the Ministry of Culture for the duration of Mr. Roger Solheim’s service...

Sveaass re-elected to the UN Committee Against Torture

“Nora Sveaass has done an excellent job in the UN Committee Against Torture, and she has demonstrated a high level of integrity and strong personal commitment,” commented Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre on hearing...