Tagged: Prime Minister

Norwegian government welcomes Ban Ki-moon to Norway

Norway’s Foreign Minister, Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, said on Sunday Aug 23 he regretted that criticism of the United Nations secretary-general by Oslo’s ambassador had been leaked days before a visit from the U.N. chief....

Latest Poll: Clear majority for the opposition

The latest poll made by Respons for Aftenposten shows a clear majority for the opposition, just one month ahead of the Parliamentary election, with 80 seats for the red/green coalition and 89 for the...

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....

Oil and gas debate over Norway’s islands

Energy companies are pressing the Norwegian government to lift the ban on exploration of the Lofoten Islands’ sea bed. Environmentalists and fishermen say it will ruin a haven of outstanding natural beauty and calm. Allan Little...

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...

Norway will increase aid to Zimbabwe

  Norway will increase its aid to Zimbabwe with NOK 42 million to a total of NOK 200 million this year, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Oslo today. The...

Government ministers may have been under surveillance

  The National Bureau of Crime Investigation (KRIPOS) is investigating reports which claim that all Government ministers and several thousand department employees have been under illegal surveillance by the Defence Security Services.  The Security...