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Parliament won’t appeal tax claim

Leadership of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has decided to accept a claim from state tax authorities that the national assembly itself has paid too little tax and employer fees for a period of three years. After months of protests...

‘Queen Elizabeth’ sails into Oslo

One of the world's largest aircraft carriers squeezed through the Oslo Fjord on Monday to spend the next few days in the Norwegian capital. It's the first time the British Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth has visited Norway, in...

Oslo tries to send a better Christmas tree to London this year

Stung by criticism over the looks of the Christmas trees Oslo has recently sent to London, top officials in the Norwegian capital have made efforts to improve both its selection and transport. All hope this year's tree, which was...

Climate protests target oil industry

Norway was the target of more climate protests heading into the weekend, with Norwegian oil and energy company Equinor getting most of the blame. One frustrated professional skier accused Equinor of melting the snow needed for skiing, while more...

New ‘salmon tax’ stirs up a storm

Of all the new and higher taxes proposed in the Norwegian government's highly contested state budget, none has grabbed more attention than the one targeting large and highly profitable salmon-farming and electricity companies. Norway's powerful salmon lobby was still...

Climate measures fail to impress

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre can't seem to win these days. Just as his Labour Party crashed in public opinion polls again, Støre also had to fend off more criticism over both his government's climate goals and his plans...

Norway’s ‘climate bomb’ contained

It's being called the beginning of the end of the oil age in Norway: State oil and energy company Equinor's decision to put development of a highly contested Arctic oil field on ice is being celebrated by climate and...

Airlines brace for rough winter, SAS faces another strike

All of Norway's airines are bracing for a rough winter season, and in some cases just hoping to stay aloft. While upstart Flyr has been scrambling to recapitalize, veteran SAS remains caught in a crisis that will worsen if...

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