Tagged: The Local

Norway SAS

Norway to sell shares of SAS

Minister of Trade and Industry says time and price were both right The Local Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said that the government’s decision to sell its shares in joint Scandinavian...

STD ad goes viral

An advertisement for condoms has irked Norway’s tourist board with its message about venereal disease The Local “Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia,” pronounces the poster, which shows a young Norwegian couple dressed...

Immigration

Immigrants must learn Norwegian

Norway wants to make “willingness” to learn a requirement to earn government support. The Local Norway’s government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen has...

Norwegian passprot

Powerful passport

Norway’s passport ranks fourth-highest for visa-free travel The Local Norway has the fourth most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index that ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to...

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Hottest May on record

Oslo’s hottest summer, 1947, could lose its place in weather history The Local Last month was the warmest May ever recorded in eastern Norway, beating a record that has stood for 71 years. The...

Nobel Peace Prize - Trump nomination

Nobel Prize for Trump?

Republican US Congress members nominate him for Korea peace efforts The Local Eighteen Republican lawmakers from the United States have sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in which they recommend President Donald...

russ

No sex on roundabouts for Russ

“We promise not to have sex on roundabouts” say Norway students The Local Upper secondary schools in Ringsaker, Norway, have promised not to have sex on roundabouts, much to the delight of the Norwegian...

ev cars

EV cars soon will pay tolls

Exemptions for electric vehicles will be phased out over next few years The Local Drivers of electric cars will begin paying road tolls of 30 kroner ($3.75) within a year, 45 kroner ($5.65) by...

helium balloons

Balloon use deflated

Towns in Norway say they will prohibit use of helium balloons during national day celebrations The Local A number of towns in Norway have said that they will prohibit the use of helium balloons...

Swedish electric cars

Norway is buying up Swedish electric cars

TT / The Local Interest in used Swedish electric cars is surging in neighboring Norway. But that could mean that conversion to cleaner private transport in Sweden could take longer, says industry organization Bil...