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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Norway’s ‘war profits’ now aimed at boosting Ukraine’s defense

The Norwegian Parliament looks likely to support or even expand a huge new aid package for Ukraine. Norway will tap into its extraordinary oil and gas profits from the war to fund more weapons for Ukraine's defense against Russia,...

Sami mark 30th national day in the cold

Norway's indigenous Sami people have their own Parliament and are in the midst of a cultural reawakening. On the 30th anniversary of their national day, however, they're still struggling for respect, reparations and preservation of native lands and language....

Støre’s government slumps again

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his Labour-Center government had a rough first year in office and now they've slumped again in public opinion polls. They blame it on the constant crises confronting them, from the war in Ukraine...

Norwegians face even higher prices

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's notoriously high prices at the grocery store rose yet again from February 1, and state officials have been busy scolding the country's biggest grocery chains and their suppliers. Many unhappy customers stocked up before prices increased further,...

Airline Flyr lands in bankruptcy

UPDATED: Flyr, the upstart Norwegian airline that took off when the pandemic eased, has been grounded. Its board of directors announced Tuesday evening that they had unanimously decided to file for bankruptcy in the Oslo County Court on Wednesday,...

PST boss ‘aware people are angry with us’

Norway's police intelligence agency PST has been bashed lately after it became known that it was tipped in mid-June about a potential terrorist attack in Scandinavia, but didn't pass it on to local police. Six days later a gunman...

Taxes add to electricity bill shocks

High electricity rates in December have resulted in huge new bills landing in Norwegians' mailboxes this month, made worse by the state's 25 percent tax on goods and services. Calls are going out for the government to remove the...

Latest war news round-up: Military tracks Russian ships

NOTE TO READERS: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year has had enormous consequences for the rest of Europe, also for Norway. The following rundown offers various reports about how Norway, which shares a border with Russia in the far...

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