Category: News

Erna Solberg

“Better days are coming soon”

Prime Minister Erna Solberg reflected on the challenges of 2020 and offered hopeful thoughts for the year ahead in an address on New Year’s Day.

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Bergen’s gingerbread town opens

With coronavirus precautions in place, and after a delay, Pepperkakebyen, the gingerbread town, opens in Bergen, one of the world’s largest.

Yule stars over Norway

True to tradition, the Norwegian Air Force flew in a poinsettia formation over Northern Norway, likely the second to last time it will occur.

Money for cultural life

Arts Council Norway has distributed another aid package to arts organizations, notably Hanne Krogh Productions, to help weather the pandemic.

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Plan B for Christmas

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, announcing new COVID restrictions, encouraged Norwegians to have a “Plan B” for holiday travel this year.


Seven of 10 would get vaccinated

In a recent poll conducted by Respons, seven of 10 Norwegians expressed they would likely take a vaccine agianst COVID-19 when available.


Hope is this year’s Oscar hope

Norway’s Oscar candidate for best international film in 2020 is Hope (Håp), directed by Maria Søhdal, a love story amid a battle with cancer.