Tagged: Conservative Party

Agreement reached on controversial Data Retention Directive

The Conservative Party (Høyre) and Prime Minister Stoltenberg’s Labor Party (AP) have reached agreement on including the controversial EU Data Retention Directive in Norwegian law. Høyre obtained acceptance for its view that data storage time be...

Election time in Norway

Election day in Norway is Monday September 14, 2009. Voters who live abroad can vote in advanced, in person or via mail, from July 1 until  September 4, 2009. The Storting (Parliament) is Norway’s...

Oil worth billions outside Norway’s Arctic coast

Seven billion barrels of oil equivalents are probably hidden under the continental shelf of northern Norway. The oil industry and the political opposition parties now step up pressure on government to extract the resources,...

Latest Poll: New Low for the Conservatives

The latest poll from Sentio, made for Bergens Tidende, shows a historic low for the Conservative Party (Høyre). The party now has the support of only 13.4 per cent of the electorate, according to Sentio.The...

Progress Party leader speech sparks controversy

Progress Party leader Siv Jensen’s statement in a speech on Sunday (Feb. 22), that Norway is undergoing a subtle islamification has sparked controversy. Conservative Party deputy leader Per-Kristian Foss compares it to the attacks...