Category: News

Parliament lion salvaged

Historic coat of arms, saved from garbage in 1975, has now been fully restored Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The frame of what turned out to be the parliamentary hall’s original Coat of Arms (from...

Filippo Grandi

Norway aid praised

UN refugee commission notes Norway’s financial and peace-making contributions Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In a press conference on June 17, just ahead of World Refugee Day, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees...

Frigate will not be repaired

The KNM Helge Ingstad was too badly damaged by its November collision with an oil tanker for repair to be cost effective Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The operational capacity at sea has been weakened...

No cod fishing in eastern Norway

Recreational fishing of cod banned until stock replenishes Gerard Taylor Norway Today The cod stock in the Oslofjord is threatened. To rebuild the stock, it is now forbidden to fish cod from the coast...

Norway being out-educated

From fifth place in 2007, now Norway’s populace is 10th most educated Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Other countries are catching up to Norway when it comes to the proportion of young persons with a...

Apollon

The Nordic Model

Apollon publishes a succinct overview of economic reforms M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The cover story of the current issue of Apollon, the University of Oslo research magazine, is about the Nordic model, a...

Maud salvage

Prize for Maud salvage

Gerard Taylor Norway Today Prime Minister Erna Solberg handed out the Asker municipality’s cultural prize on May 25 to Jan Wanggaard and Tandberg Eiendom for having retrieved Roald Amundsen’s polar vessel back to Norway....

InspiredbyVIgeland

Norway is #InspiredByVigeland

Why are Norwegians making toast versions of Vigeland’s art? The Local #InspiredByVigeland is a Norwegian social media campaign that has challenged young artists to find new ways to draw and look at the work...

EU elections

EU elections affect Norway

Some of Europe’s decisions matter to Norway even though it’s not an EU member Gerard Taylor Norway Today Many electoral promises were made before the EU elections, but what exactly has the European Union...

Uhlenbeck first woman winner of Abel Prize

The mathematician developed tools and methods used to model theoretical physics concepts Abel Prize Norway Today The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2019...