Category: News

Yet another quiet May 17 for Norway

For the second year in a row, coronavirus restrictions will be in place for Norway’s national day, keeping the 17th of May a quiet celebration once again.

solberg gets the coronavirus vaccine

Solberg vaccinated

Ahead of a NATO conference in June, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and other government officials have recieved their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

wind farms

Fishermen against wind farms

As the development of wind farms along Norway’s coastline grows, the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association fears it may disrupt the fishing industry.

Solberg to pay fine

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been fined for breaking COVID-19 regulations in her planning of a dinner party for her 60th birthday.

PLU

PLU cuts programs

After an extensive budget review, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Wash. has decided to eliminate its Nordic Studies and Norwegian programs.

Bergen Engines

Sale of Bergen Engines stopped

The Norwegian government has ordered the sale of Bergen Engines to a Russian company to be stopped, citing national security concerns.

mental health challenges under covid

Young people suffer

A recent survey from the Norwegian Directorate of Health shows the pandemic has had a considerable negative impact on the mental health of adolescents.

Ole Bull

Ole Bull villa closing for two years

The summer villa of Norwegian composer Ole Bull on Lysøen, an island off the coast of Bergen, will be closed for restorations for the next two years.

AstraZeneca vaccine

Norway suspends vaccine

Amid concerns of a link with blood clots, Norwegian health authorities have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a precaution.