Tagged: Democracy

Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Egypt

“Egypt is in a critical phase after a historic revolution, in which the younger generation has played a decisive role,” says Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. “Now the people’s demands for democracy and...

Norway invites OSCE to observe e-voting

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has invited the OSCE to observe pilot electronic voting during the municipal and county council elections this autumn when voters in 10 municipalities will be given...

Norway pledges to work for reform in Swaziland

Norway pledged Wednesday to work for democracy in Africa’s last absolute monarchy — tiny Swaziland — while comparing the initiative to its role in the fight against apartheid in neighboring South Africa. Swazi King...

Barry B. White confirmed as new Ambassador to Norway

On September 22, Barry B. White was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Norway. White appeared in a confirmation hearing before the...

Ambassador-designate White in SFRC hearing

Designated Ambassador to Norway Barry B. White appeared in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sept. 15, reports The American Embassy in Oslo. “I am very pleased and honored to...

International election observers in place

Observers from twelve countries of the former Soviet Union, among them Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan will observe the Norwegian Parliamentary elections. The observers were invited to Norway by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. During the 2005...