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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Norway ’embarrassed’ at the UN

Norwegian government leaders were not granted speaking time when the United Nations held its summit on climate ambitions during its annual General Assembly in New York this week. The reason is tied to Norway's refusal to rein in its...

Former prime minister’s husband denies any insider trading

Sindre Finnes, husband of the former Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg, insists he did nothing illegal during his years of extensive stock trading while his wife led the government. Finnes denies suggestions of insider trading and his lawyer says...

Pressure grows on Solberg to resign

Erna Solberg still had support from the board of Norway's Conservative Party as the week began, but faces rising pressure to resign both as party leader and the Conservatives' candidate for prime minister. Her failure to question and halt...

Erna’s husband lands her in trouble

Norway's Conservative Party triumphed in local elections this week, but its leader and former prime minister was all but reduced to tears on Friday. Erna Solberg had to announce that her husband, Sindre Finnes, had bought and sold shares...

Norway’s unpopular leaders hang on

NEWS ANALYSIS: Speculation has swirled this week over whether Norway's unpopular left-center government will collapse. Both the Labour- and Center parties lost badly in Monday's local elections, but some predict their national leaders will endure the lack of confidence in...

Støre’s Labour Party ‘in crisis’

Disappointed Labour Party politicians around Norway were calling new local election results "catastrophic" on Tuesday, and claiming that their once-mighty party is in crisis. Some are already blaming Jonas Gahr Støre, the Labour Party's long-struggling leader and current prime...

Non-socialists sweep Norway’s local elections

A new conservative wave crashed over Norway in local elections on Monday, resulting in bitter defeats for Labour- and Center Party incumbents. Former Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Conservative Party is now Norway's largest for the first time in nearly...

Voting marred by missing ballots

Norwegians were streaming to voting sites all over the country on Monday, to vote for who should lead their local governments for the next four years. Reports of some election trouble, though, were streaming in as well. The problems revolved...



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