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Norway News

Air ambulance pilots agree to fly
The labour organization representing pilots in Norway, Norsk Flygerforbund, has reached an agreement with the new operator of the country’s air ambulance service. Conflicts remain between operator Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance and aircraft technicians, so the air ambulances still face groundings. News bureau NTB reported that the pilots and Babcock settled their differences after late-night negotiations […]
Norwegian takeover can threaten SAS
Norwegian Air founder and CEO Bjørn Kjos remains keen to hang on to the airline he’s nurtured over the past 15 years. A possible takeover by Lufthansa, however, would likely hurt Norwegian Air’s main rival, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), while also creating a new giant low-fare carrier in Europe. Shares in Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) remained […]
Wolf pups found in eastern Oslo forest
Norwegian wildlife authorities have confirmed the discovery of a litter of baby wolves in Oslo’s eastern forest known as Østmarka. That brings the number of new wolf litters to three in Norway and a fourth along the border to Sweden, prompting other state officials to authorize a new wolf hunt this winter that’s sure to […]
Labour admits to ‘frustrating’ months
NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre had to face an assembled press corps on Tuesday to deliver the traditional mid-year status report expected of all political parties. “It’s been a frustrating half-year,” Store admitted, in what arguably can be viewed as the ultimate understatement. Støre’s dream of becoming Norway’s prime minister currently […]
Snow dusts the mountains
The mountains of Southern Norway are supposed to be welcoming summer tourists, hikers and cyclists at this time of year, but folks in Sognefjellet, Valdresflyet and Hardangervidda woke up Tuesday to find wet snow that had dusted the landscape. With more snow expected this week, highway officials are urging caution when driving on mountain roads. […]
Oil minister avoids new rape probe
A state prosecutor has decided not to re-open an investigation of 18-year-old rape charges against Norwegian Oil Minister Terje Søviknes of the conservative Progress Party. Søviknes was thus spared the glare of a rape case, while the girl who was just 16 at the time claims she has been denied justice. The awkward case ended […]
Peace brokers gather in Oslo again
Some of the the world’s worst wars and crises were being discussed behind closed doors in Oslo this week, as peace brokers, diplomats and top politicians gathered once again at a relatively secluded hotel in the forest at Losby. The historic Losby Gods hotel and its golf course would provide the idyllic setting for this […]
Heavy rain closed roads
The skies opened up and rain poured down on areas all over Southern Norway on Sunday, following some welcome showers last week, too. The deluge that hit during the weekend, though, disrupted traffic after it flooded roads including the E6 highway south from Oslo. Motorists found themselves stuck in a traffic jam that extended for […]
Now Lufthansa is eyeing Norwegian
UPDATED: Stock in Oslo-based Norwegian Air was taking off once again on Monday, after Lufthansa said it was evaluating a possible takeover of Norwegian Air. Norwegian Air’s founder and boss Bjørn Kjos confirmed he’s had direct contact with his counterpart at Lufthansa over “interest” that can pit the giant German carrier against the Spanish and […]
Huge new contracts fuel the oil industry
Just two weeks after a huge new drilling rig for Norway’s state-owned oil company was completed and towed away from Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Equinor (formerly Statoil) was busy handing out billions of kroner worth of more contracts. The new wave of work for the oil service business confirms that Norway’s oil age is far […]
Refugees going hungry in Norway
Nearly half of all the refugee residents of asylum centers in Norway are often hungry, while 90 percent also say they lack access to enough food or nutritious food. A study by OsloMet, a state university in Oslo, released the findings on Monday and called them “worrisome.” “In a country like Norway, it’s worrisome that […]
Oslo still expensive in world rankings
The latest survey of the world’s most expensive cities for companies sending employees abroad places Oslo in ninth place, and Stavanger in 12th. Copenhagen was the only other Scandinavian city to hit the list of the 20 most expensive cities in which to live. The survey, compiled by consulting and advisory firm ECA International, calculates […]
IAG boss still wants Norwegian
Shares in Norwegian Air jumped again after the chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG) said he still wants to buy the Oslo-based airline. Willie Walsh claimed he remained “open-minded” about Norwegian, sending stock in its parent company Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) up both on Thursday and again on Friday. NAS still isn’t trading anywhere […]
US troop build-up raises tensions
Norwegian politicians from the ruling Conservative Party are offering different versions of why the US is suddenly using a base in Northern Norway for surveillance flights in the Arctic. Russian officials, meanwhile, have called build-ups of US troops and military equipment elsewhere in Norway “clearly unfriendly,” and threatened that it won’t occur “without consequences.” Announcements […]
Outdoor grilling ban eased
Rain that’s fallen in the past few days has lowered fire danger in some areas of Southern Norway and around Oslo, prompting fire departments to ease their recent ban on outdoor grilling. The annual summertime ban on campfires in the forests and hills, however, remains in force. “The fire chief has decided it’s okay to […]
Marathon music marked Grieg gala
Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, was being celebrated on the 175th anniversary of his birth Friday with a marathon program on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) due to run into the weekend. A large collection of his unpublished letters were also being released as the country hailed the man who helped put Norwegian music on the […]
More expansion at OSL Gardermoen
Norway’s gateway airport, OSL Gardermoen, is calling in construction crews again. Just a year after opening its new terminal, airport officials see a need to expand the eastern pier that handles flights bound for destinations outside the so-called “Schengen area” of Europe. “Traffic to and from countries outside Schengen has shown considerably larger growth than […]
Justice minister wants to re-arm police
UPDATED: Norway’s new justice minister, Tor Mikkel Wara of the Progress Party, is seeking permanent permission from Parliament to allow some police officers to be armed while on patrol in Oslo. He made the re-arming request to Parliament Thursday night, after a meeting with police during the day. The hastily called session was announced by […]
Accused spy’s appeal rejected
There was no joy for retired Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg in Moscow on Thursday, even as the city otherwise filled with enthusiastic football fans eager for the World Cup to get underway in Russia. Berg, charged with espionage shortly after arriving in Moscow himself last December, was met with more disappointment when a Moscow […]
Bodø seeks ‘cultural capital’ status
Norway’s northern city of Bodø is the only Norwegian applicant to become a “European Capital of Culture” in 2024. It won support this week from leaders of the Northern Norwegian counties. Troms and Finnmark, along with Nordland where Bodø is located, have given their full support to Bodø, which is surrounded by mountain ranges, undergoing […]