Finance Minister Siv Jensen (left) and state Tax Director Hans Christian Holte look over the new electronic Business Tax Return with Grethe Holterhuset, who helped launch the latest attempt at tax simplification in Norway. PHOTO: Thomas Brun/NTB

Tax crunch time as deadline looms

Hundreds of thousands of Norwegians are likely to be devoting at least part of this weekend to the annual ritual of filing their income tax forms by midnight April 30. It's become so electronically easy, … [READ MORE...]

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Hotel strike still upsetting visitors

As a nationwide strike by hotel and restaurant workers headed into its fifth day on Thursday, visitors planning to travel to Norway for some major events this weekend were both uncertain and upset. In the … [READ MORE]

Kjetil Siem, one of Norway's top football bureaucrats, has defended the way NFF has handled its many problems of late, not least the replacement of head coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen. Siem, shown here being interviewed by state broadcaster NRK, has also made it clear that he dislikes the criticism NFF has been getting. PHOTO: NRK screen grab/newsinenglish.no

Football bosses to reveal travel bills

After months of defiance, top officials within Norway's national football federation have given in to demands to make public what they spend on travel. Football boss Kjetil Siem claimed he wanted to stop … [READ MORE]

Clouds had been building up over the private Westerdals communications school for years, with the storm of complaints and charges breaking open last fall after a series of articles in newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN). PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Ex-students ponder Westerdals offer

Students who paid excessive tuition fees while attending the private and now troubled Westerdals communications school are evaluating whether they'll accept a compensation offer from new school officials. … [READ MORE]

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DNB’s board still under scrutiny

The much-criticized board of Norway's biggest bank, DNB, survived at least one shareholder's attempt that it be all but overthrown this week. Both board leader Anne Carine Tanum and four other members were … [READ MORE]

Tesla founder Elon Musk posed with Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen at a transport industry conference in Oslo just last week. Musk is also the man behind the successful PayPal online bill-paying service, but now his electric car dealership in Norway is having trouble paying its bills. PHOTO: Samferdselsdepartementet

Tesla has trouble paying its bills

Last week, the founder of the highly successful electric car company Tesla Motors was posing with government officials in Norway. This week comes news that Tesla Motors' unpaid bills in Norway have exceeded NOK … [READ MORE]

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Profits predictably plunged at Statoil

Norway's largest company Statoil, battered by the fall in oil and gas prices, saw profits plummet once again during the first three months of this year. They were down by more than two-thirds, but not much … [READ MORE]

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Sylvi Listhaug

Listhaug draws praise, ridicule

NEWS ANALYSIS: She's been called Norway's equivalent of Donald Trump and been … [READ MORE...]

Elon Musk, Tesla

Tesla founder thanks Norway

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of the highly successful US-based Tesla … [READ MORE...]

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen

Isaksen admits to poor regulation of Westerdals

Norwegian Education Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen was probably looking forward … [READ MORE...]

Erna Solberg

Solberg among those mourning Prince

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among Norwegian fans mourning the death … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Unemployment rate steady at 4.6 percent

Norways's state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) announced a seasonally adjusted … [READ MORE...]

Billionaire family active in tax havens

One of Norway's most prominent families, with a fortune built on shipowning and shipping … [READ MORE...]

Police finally identify body found in pipe

Police in Oslo have finally been able to identify the body of a man found inside a pipe at … [READ MORE...]

Airline flight nearly collided with drone

Police in Hordaland, western Norway, reported a serious near-accident on Tuesday when a … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian Wood chops festival program

Norway's highly acclaimed Norwegian Wood music festival is being chopped down to just one … [READ MORE...]

Soap factory down the drain in Kristiansund

More than 100 years of making soap in Kristiansund were washed down the drain on Tuesday, … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Kristiansund appears keen to merge with some of its much smaller neighbouring municipalities, but the feeling isn't mutual. PHOTO: Kristiansund kommune

Outlook dims for municipal mergers

The Norwegian cities of Molde and Kristiansund are keen on joining forces with their smaller neighbouring municipalities, but government efforts to promote such consolidation nationwide suffered a setback on … [READ MORE]