Tagged: Labor Party

Norway PM: re-election ‘within reach’ despite crisis

OSLO, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Norway’s centre-left coalition government said on Tuesday that victory in next month’s parliamentary election was ‘within reach’ and pledged to spend the country’s oil wealth prudently to limit hardship....

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...

Arctic oil heating Norwegian politics

The Norwegian oil minister’s decision to start looking for oil and gas in the Arctic waters of the Jan Mayen island has triggered harsh reactions both from environmentalists and from the parliament opposition. Minister...

“No EU application from Norway”

The Socialist Left Party (SV) and the Centre Party (SP) have made it clear that an application for Norwegian EU membership is ruled out in the next four years, if the red-green government is re-elected in...

Norway’s Trade Union opens election campaign

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) is already now mobilising its 867,000 members with the aim to re-elect the present red-green coalition government under Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. LO has presented 41 questions to the different parties, and...

The last of the legends has passed away at 103

Haakon Lie, who led Norway’s Labor Party during its most powerful post-war period, passed away on May 25. He was 103 years old. Lie came from humble beginnings. He was born in Oslo in 1905 (then...

Labor party postpones Arctic oil decision

  The Labor Party held its annual congress this week. The congress voted over the party’s view on the opening the environmentally sensitive Lofoten and Vesterålen areas off northern Norway for petroleum industry. A...