Tagged: Parliament

Norway fights for professional boxing

Medical professionals oppose the government and boxing associations about the sport Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly If all goes according to the government’s plan, the New Year will bring the return of professional boxing...

Authorisations to borrow in 2010

On Nov. 6, Norway’s Ministry of Finance presented a proposition to the Storting (Parliament) concerning authorisation for central government borrowing in 2010. The government’s gross financing requirement for 2010 is NOK 44.2 billion. The...

Sigbjørn Johnsen appointed Minister of Finance

County Governor Sigbjørn Johnsen was today (Oct. 20) appointed to Minister of Finance. Johnsen, a veteran Labor Party politician, replaces Kristin Halvorsen of the Socialist Left Party (SV), who will move over to head the Ministry...

Labor lands top posts in Norway’s Parliament

Labor Party veterans will be taking over top posts when Norway’s Parliament reconvenes next week. The Labor Party’s Dag Terje Andersen leaves the post as Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion to become the...

A step closer to opening Lofoten/Vesterålen

The results of Norway’s general election clearly indicate that the Socialist Left and Liberals failed to win support for rejecting petroleum activity off the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands. This conclusion has been drawn by...

Liberal Left leader steps down

Following the poor results for his party at Monday’s elections, leader of the Liberal Left (Venstre), Lars Sponheim announced that he would take responsibility and step down next spring. Sponheim said he would resign...

Norway’s red-green government to continue

“We have received the voters’ confidence to govern for another four years. With a red-green majority in Parliament we intend to renew and intensify our policy. We shall respect the confidence shown to us,”...

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...