Tagged: election

Norway’s Sami vote prompts discrimination claims

OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Norway’s Sami, the indigenous people of Northern Europe, vote for their own parliament on Monday, but some politicians are calling for the assembly to be dissolved, saying the Sami...

Forming a Norwegian government – no easy matter

The future government in Norway faces several tough decisions including the size of welfare expenditure and whether oil and gas drilling should be allowed in sensitive areas off the north-western coast, writes Monster and...

Main issues in Norway’s parliamentary election

Sept 10 (Reuters) – Norway holds a parliamentary election on Sept. 14 which opinion polls show could be won by either the centre-left government or the centre-right opposition. Taxes, Wealth and Spending, Environment, Foreign Policy are...

Oil windfall at heart of tight Norway election

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s ruling center-left is within reach of becoming the first government to win re-election since 1996 when the North Sea state began investing its oil windfall in an offshore fund. The...

In Norway, prisoners take part in TV debates

A pre-election TV debate in Norway was held in a jail, in front of an audience of prisoners and guards. Gwladys Fouché asks if this could ever happen in the UK “It was a...

Norway to back industry power deals with $3.3 bln

OSLO, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Norway plans to establish a state guarantee scheme next year worth up to $3.3 billion to promote long-term electricity contracts in power-intensive industries, the government said on Friday. “The...

Poll: Norway’s centre-left govt may lose majority

OSLO, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Norway’s centre-left coalition government is struggling to gather enough support to maintain its parliamentary majority in next month’s election, an opinion poll showed on Monday. A survey by Santio...

OSCE to observe Norwegian elections

All parties with which the OSCE met during their visit to Norway in June this year express strong confidence in the administrative conduct of the elections. The OSCE’s report from their visit has now...