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‘Krone’ weakens again but Norway secures its use for cash payments

The value of Norway's historically weak krone sank again heading into the weekend, but Norwegians have at least been assured of legally being able to spend their kroner in cash form. Despite the government's constant push towards digitalization, it's...

Frustrated farmers roared into town

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway should have avoided noisy demonstrations by angry farmers like those seen around Europe this spring, since one of the country's most farmer-friendly parties shares government power. Sloppy politics and endless demands by farmers already wallowing in...

Norway boosts aid to Moldova

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide started this week not only with an unannounced visit to Ukraine but also to neighbouring Moldova, which has taken in around 100,000 Ukrainian refugees since Russia attacked Ukraine in 2022. Norway is also boosting...

Norway firm on support for Ukraine

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide was in Kyiv this week, to assure the beleaguered Ukrainians "of our support ... for many years ahead." It will be funding many sectors now, aimed at meeting the most crucial needs at...

Trains halted all over Norway

Train passengers faced delays nationwide on Tuesday, after all lines were suddenly brought to a halt in Eastern-, Southern- and Western Norway. Officials initially blamed a signal error, then a major power failure, and it was all another example...

Another minister forced to resign

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had to demand the resignation of yet another member of his government on Friday, after Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol of his own Labour Party was formally accused of willfully cheating on her master's thesis...

New faces propel Peace Prize process

The young new leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't the only fresh face behind the Oslo-based process of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. Jørgen Watne Frydnes has another new colleague on the committee and now its five members also...

Sami demonstrators cleared in court

All of the 18 Sami demonstrators who'd refused to pay fines for ignoring police orders to end their occupation of a government ministry last year were acquitted by the Oslo County Court on Tuesday. One of their lawyers called...

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