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21:56:29 — Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015

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There’s more to kroner than oil

Thousand-kroner notes

Oil is terrifyingly below $50 a barrel. Norwegian unemployment sits at a ten-year high. More than twelve kroner buys a Pound.

Published on 2nd September, 2015 at 21:56 under columns by Ilan Kelman.

DNB's HQ in Bjørvika, Oslo

DNB regrets anti-Semitic card

Norway’s banking major apologises for routines breach.

Published on 1st September, 2015 at 18:20 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 2nd September 2015 at 07:04.

Stavanger Cathedral from the East

Stavanger Cathedral organ renewed

The repaired Baroque Period-inspired instrument is to undergo reinauguration following a punch-up over pipes.

Published on 1st September, 2015 at 10:28 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 1st September 2015 at 12:07.

Natalia Strelchenko death: Suspect played with Stavanger, Trondheim Symphony Orchestras

The Norwegian citizen, understood to be the Late international concert pianist’s husband, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Published on 31st August, 2015 at 22:15 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 31st August 2015 at 22:35.

Sami Parliament (illustration photo)

Mineral extraction, renewable energy threaten Nordic Sámi rights, UN says

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz expresses concern about their land rights situation in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Published on 31st August, 2015 at 12:12 under news by Marit Fosse and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 31st August 2015 at 12:25.

Schlumberger-Cameron purchase may spawn more Norway M&A

Some USD 3bn will get oil service company leaders thinking about following suit on the Mergers and Acquisitions front, an analyst thinks.

Published on 27th August, 2015 at 13:59 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th August 2015 at 14:16.

 

Eni-Coast Authority Arctic oil spill deal greenwashing, environmentalists say

Goliat
Italian energy company Eni and Norway’s Coastal Administration agree to share emergency response resources in Northern Norway. Greenpeace has no time for PR…

Published on 26th August, 2015 at 12:48 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

British Airways increases Norway routes

Sola airport apron
Stavanger gets two new services that franchise partner SUN-AIR is flying on behalf of the UK airline.

Published on 25th August, 2015 at 10:18 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norwegians eye Arctic exhibition park

Inside the Svalbard Museum
Svalbard could get its own ‘Jurassic Park’, showcasing fossils found in the archipelago.

Published on 24th August, 2015 at 10:46 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 24th August 2015 at 12:28.

UN: Norway racist, Islamphobic trends links need further research

The UNHCR’s Elimination of Racial Discrimination Committee has concluded considering Norway’s reports on implementing the Elimination of All Forms of…

Published on 21st August, 2015 at 10:57 under news
by Marit Fosse.

 

Exploring Nansen’s humanitarianism

The book cover
Uncover the multifaceted life of Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen in a new book on the world-famous voyager.

Published on 20th August, 2015 at 10:15 under columns
by Molly Jones.

Welfare Minister’s immigrant statements problematic, researcher says

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Robert Eriksson
Robert Eriksson states the number of immigrants on welfare is too high and wants to address the issue. Statistics Norway (SSB) forecasts a rising population…

Published on 19th August, 2015 at 11:29 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th August 2015 at 18:07.

 

Norwegians in 2015: what do they do?

Beer in fridge (illustration photo)
Do we shower or bathe, are we rich, as equal as we claim to be, and do we read papers or not? Statistics Norway (SSB) has the answers.

Published on 18th August, 2015 at 12:42 under columns
by Tove Andersson.

Authorities lop the Lupine

Lupines in a field with cows
They are easily visible along the roads and loved by many. But colorful lupines do not impress Norway’s Environment Agency.

Published on 17th August, 2015 at 12:33 under news
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 17th August 2015 at 22:37.

 

Will the next UNSG be a Norwegian female?

Portraits of UN Secretary-Generals
All eight United Nations Secretary-Generals so far have been men. Two Norwegian leaders have the potential to be the first female head.

Published on 14th August, 2015 at 10:16 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Auf Wiedersehen Stavanger, Lufthansa says

A Lufthansa CRJ900
The German airline ceases flying the Sola-Frankfurt route after some 12 years.

Published on 11th August, 2015 at 01:17 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 11th August 2015 at 10:32.

 

Hunt for escaped Norway prisoner continues

Bastøy island and prison
A 23-year-old sex offender who ran away from Vestfold County’s Bastøy Island Prison remains on the run.

Published on 7th August, 2015 at 14:17 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

Oslo University in suspected bomb operation

UPDATED: Police in the Norwegian capital sealed off four buildings and the entrance to Blindern underground station. Some university staff and students were…

Published on 5th August, 2015 at 11:15 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 5th August 2015 at 11:54.

 

Lilyhammer comes to Notodden

Steven Van Zandt
It was Steven Van Zandt as Frank Tagliano who presented this year’s NBF Notodden Blues Festival Blues Award to Daniel Eriksen, also winner of the Spellemann…

Published on 31st July, 2015 at 23:13 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 5th August 2015 at 13:01.

New from Nesbø: “Blood on Snow”

'Blood on Snow' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: Jo Nesbø, Norway’s reigning King of Crime, has a new protagonist.

Published on 30th July, 2015 at 15:58 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

Tough Blues ladies in print

Cover of the book
‘Crazy Cryin' Blues – Tett på Bluesens kvinner’, is a Norway-produced book portraying central female blues musicians in history.

Published on 29th July, 2015 at 14:43 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.

Stavanger’s Riviera: Curl up with a book on sandy Solastranden

Solastranden
You’re daydreaming about that sandy beach, where you can spend your summer days lounging under the warm sun with a captivating novel in hand.

Published on 24th July, 2015 at 11:19 under columns
by Molly Jones.

 

PACE’s Brasseur to 22 July commemoration

The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly President will participate in the ceremonies commemorating the 77 victims of the Oslo and Utøya terrorist…

Published on 22nd July, 2015 at 00:02 under news
by Sarah Bostock.

A Catalyst for growth

Catalyst
Garage Technology Ventures and Startup Lab work together to incubate new technology companies.

Published on 18th July, 2015 at 23:23 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

 

New way to measure blood sugar

High blood sugar reading
A Norwegian company’s intravenous measuring could significantly improve hospital outcomes.

Published on 16th July, 2015 at 09:09 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Migration is not all about climate change

Moonrise over Durham and the conference
Research on climate change and human migration has come of age.

Published on 14th July, 2015 at 00:07 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

 

European Human Rights Convention protocol not Scandinavia-ratified

The Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (COE) calls on Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other remaining countries to put this into effect amongst increasing anti-Semitism,…

Published on 10th July, 2015 at 14:18 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

Norway complaints culture more prevalent

Complaints box
Norwegians’ lamentations are increasing in quantity and scope, reports say.

Published on 9th July, 2015 at 17:39 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

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Asylum seekers cycle past Norway-Russia border agreement
Signs in Russian

Several have legally crossed the only common border post point.

Improved immigrant training programmes

Norway’s Rightist bipartite coalition is to modify current schemes.

Utøya gathering reopens

Labour’s Youth Party (AUF) summer camp opens once more on the island of Utøya, Friday, welcoming over 1,000 some four years after the fateful day.

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