Latest Corona-related news in brief:

THE US WILL FINALLY ALLOW NON-CITIZENS to enter the country from early November if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. That's good news for airlines like SAS, which has long had a daily flight from Oslo to Newark and is … [READ MORE...]

Støre optimistic as coalition talks begin

Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre was eagerly heading for a hotel north of Oslo on Thursday with the Center- and Socialist Left (SV) party leaders. Both accepted his invitation to "exploratory talks" about … [READ MORE]

NAV worker killed, another injured

Two women working for Norwegian state welfare agency NAV in Bergen were stabbed by a NAV client on Monday. One later died of her wounds, while the other remains hospitalized. Government minister Torbjørn … [READ MORE]

Oil industry expects a new energy crisis

Recently soaring electricity rates in Norway and high gasoline prices at the pump are just a taste of what may lay ahead, warn various oil industry players. They have their own vested interests and can profit … [READ MORE]

Politicians caught exploiting benefits

Norwegian voters' longstanding confidence in their elected officials is being put to the test, just a week after the parliamentary election. Several Members of Parliament have been caught exploiting generous … [READ MORE]

Warnings against more airline aid

Norway's competition authority is warning against more financial aid to the country's three established airlines: SAS, Norwegian Air and Widerøe. The warning comes despite looming cutbacks at SAS and Norwegian … [READ MORE]

China critic’s email hacked and stolen

Norway's police intelligence unit PST and national security officials have been quietly investigating the theft of all email belonging to the deputy leader of the Parliament's foreign relations and defense … [READ MORE]

Støre meets with potential partners

By Thursday afternoon, the man set to become Norway's next prime minister had met with both of his most likely partners in a new left-center government. Jonas Gahr Støre will need to use all his well-known … [READ MORE]

Greens ‘scared off’ too many voters

Norway's so-called "climate election" ended with the country's clearly "green parties" performing worse than expected. That surprised and disappointed many, not least the Greens Party (MDG): Its leaders are now … [READ MORE]


Veteran politician comes back again

Carl I Hagen, the 77-year-old conservative veteran politician for the Progress … [READ MORE...]

Immigration board drops Mustafa appeal

The state commission that reviews immigration cases (UNE) has decided not to … [READ MORE...]

Progress leader rides out storm

Few politicians in Norway have been put on the defensive during the recent … [READ MORE...]

Ingebrigtsen cashing in

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, one of Norway's young track and field stars, is already … [READ MORE...]


Bergen now has the most el-scooters

Pedestrians in Oslo could breathe a sigh of relief this week, after thousands of electric … [READ MORE...]

Nine juveniles suspected of robberies

Police in Oslo reported a rash of robberies and attempted robberies over the weekend, … [READ MORE...]

Smooth transfer of power looms

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, leader of Norway's Conservatives, was winning kudos this week … [READ MORE...]

‘No PR people in government’

Prime Minister-elect Jonas Gahr Støre has promised a government free of people hired away … [READ MORE...]

NSR wins Sami Parliament election

There wasn't only a national election in Norway this week. Seats in the Sami Parliament in … [READ MORE...]

Labour open to re-investing in SAS

The Norwegian government declined last year to take a new ownership stake in Scandinavian … [READ MORE...]


Changes ahead for

This is a "Letter from the Editor" of sorts, addressed especially to readers who've followed since its launch in 2009. I'd like to thank you for your interest in views and news from Norway, and … [READ MORE]