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Norway’s construction industry and the climate

On-site building at Campus Ås

Norway is one country pushing towards climate-friendly buildings. Affected by the oil price dip and as a signatory to the Paris Agreement, its buildings of the future will be even greener.

Published under energy by Michael Sandelson.

Oslo Gardermoen Airport runway

News about The Foreigner

The Foreigner is discontinuing publishing news about Norway.

Published under news by Michael Sandelson.

NORRUSS researchers meeting in Oslo in May

Russia, Norway, and social science +

Norway and Russia's shared border has led to many shared interests explored by Norwegian scientists.

Published under columns by Ilan Kelman.

Denmark refugee legislation criticised +

Family reunification rules, social welfare levels, and racist hate speech prevalence are worthy of censure, according to the latest ECRI report.

Published under news by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

London Sinfonietta, St John's Smiths Sq.

London Sinfonietta performs contemporary Norwegian music +

Norwegian composers Eivind Buene and Rolf Wallin will have works premiered by the ensemble.

Published under news by Charlotte Bryan.

17th May parade in Stavanger, Norway

17th May 2017 in Stavanger

This year marks 203 years of Norway’s constitution.

Published under entertainment by Michael Sandelson.

 

Europe visual arts and freedom of expression seminar in Oslo +

Vasif Kortun
The Norwegian capital’s National Museum and the Oslo Freedom Forum will hold the ‘Take Liberty’ event at the National Gallery.

Published under news
by Charlotte Bryan.

Sweden minority language education unsatisfactory +

The Council of Europe
Three key areas need improving despite efforts to promote efforts to promote the five national minority languages, the Council of Europe says.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norway royals mark their 80 birthdays +

Official 80th Birthday celebrations
The two-day celebration kicked off on Tuesday, with guests arriving from all over Europe.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

Norway man finds medieval coin from London +

The rear side of the coin
The roughly 700-year-old silver coin was discovered on Lathari Beach in Northern Norway’s Alta municipality.

Published under news
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

Norway and EU talk Brexit +

Erna Solberg met with President of the European Council in Brussels. They discussed Brexit talks, energy and climate, foreign policy issues, the Paris…

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

NATO talks unity, thanks Norway +

NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance’s headquarters.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norwegian design gets a boost +

An Oslo-located company supports design in Norway, starting with Bunad Blankets.

Published under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Should Norway's pension fund divest from cars and motorways?

Cars on a road
As the story goes, Norway is wealthy from oil and gas, using the money to ensure a rich future.

Published under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

 

Schlumberger wins Aker BP contract +

The Ula field
The four-year framework agreement covers 4D seismic data gathering, with an option for 2+2 years.

Published under energy
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway man taxed for dog’s house +

Norwegian property tax rules mean that the dog owner has to pay two kroner a year.

Published under news
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

The Nordic Model’s future +

The flags of the Nordic countries
Increasing life spans, the digital revolution, and globalization and put pressure the established system.

Published under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Norwegian and Iraqi artists collaborate in Britain +

Marble Head Opus 5 nr6 2015
The art exhibition is currently being showcased at the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery in South West London.

Published under entertainment
by Charlotte Bryan.

 

PISA 2015: Anxiety and bullying prevalent in schools +

Pencil and pen collection
Students say they feel anxiety over school work and tests. Bullying is also a major issue for most schools, a new OECD report shows.

Published under news
by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

Eastertime Norway is unpredictable

An idyllic view
VIDEO: Spring is a time of year associated with daffodils and warmer, longer days. That does not mean that the weather always does what is expected.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Three Norwegian books for a crime-filled Easter +

Cross-country skiing in Trysil
Do you have your Easter thrillers for 2017 yet? Norwegians are preparing for their annual crime reading spree that will take place during their Easter break,…

Published under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

Teenage Norway alleged terror suspect held for two weeks +

The indicted 17-year-old Russian citizen has asked to be released following police’s discovery of an explosive-type device at the weekend.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock and Charlotte Bryan.

 

Norway tech students challenge Snapchat +

An Apple iPhone
A Norwegian startup opens Gobi House and takes on the social media major after experiencing the hacker house phenomenon in Palo Alto.

Published under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

New Norway flight routes +

Oslo Gardermoen Airport runway
Summer 2017 sees additional services to three countries.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Norway’s oil industry: global perspectives, local views +

Rainbow and sea
The Barents Sea is open for business. Or so believes the Norwegian government.

Published under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Brexit sparks Norway export concern +

Cod
Britain’s formal announcement of exiting the EU impacts Norway’s fish revenues negatively.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Building Norway’s longest undersea tunnel likely +

Illustration of the proposed Rogfast tunnel
Politicians continue their push for ferry-free travel in western Norway. They plan to submit their proposal to parliament before Easter.

Published under news
by Charlotte Bryan.

Arctic Svalbard preserves Latin America records +

Mine 3, Longyearbyen
An abandoned coal mine in Norway’s Longyearbyen will now serve to protect important documents from hackers, war, and natural disasters.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

News on Norway

The Foreigner is an online news and feature publication for critically thinking people who wish to know what is current in Norway.…


The Foreigner brings an overview of Norway's important domestic and international news stories.

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Norway fire engines spark construction issue

Inspectors find that the modern vehicles are just too heavy for the floor of Stavanger’s 60-year-old fire station.

Therese Johaug doping ban appealed

International Skiing Federation officials are dissatisfied with sanctions against the Norwegian cross-country skier.

Western Norway weather caused ski season injuries

11 people in Vest-Agder County’s Sirdal needed medical attention, Sunday.

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