Errant MP faces police charges

Hege Haukeland Liadal, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party since 2013, is now facing police charges after she admitted to repeatedly turning in travel expense compensation claims for trips she never took. The Parliament’s administration had to wait to question her until she’d returned this week from a trip to Qatar. Newspaper […]

Aker boss is Oslo’s best paid

Øyvind Eriksen has been working for the past 10 years as chief executive of Aker, Norwegian industrialist Kjell Inge Røkke’s stocklisted investment firm. That’s also made him the best paid CEO of all companies on the Oslo Stock Exchange, reports newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN). Eriksen, age 54, received executive pay equal to NOK 17.3 million […]

Labour celebrated Jens and Gro

Jens Stoltenberg had just turned 60 and addressed the US Congress, while the woman who propelled his political career and went on to lead the UN’s World Health Organization, Gro Harlem Brundtland, will turn 80 later this month. What better opportunity for the Norwegian Labour Party to hail two of its most internationally famous former […]

New conflict hits men’s ski team

Norway’s men’s alpine ski team is dealing with another conflict, after all the members of its health care staff filed a complaint about head coach Christian Mitter. They claim his leadership style is so tough that they’re all threatening to quit. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Tuesday that Mitter is accused of ridiculing and freezing out […]

Chaos reigned around Rekdal

UPDATED: On the very day that another Norwegian football coach won the top job at Manchester United, Kjetil Rekdal was stunned by an immediate suspension of his coaching duties for the pro-football club Start in Kristiansand. On Friday, Rekdal’s attorney said he’d be coaching the team this weekend after all, leading to what commentators called […]

Moe takes over for Solskjær in Molde

Norway’s Molde Football Club has also decided to have its caretaker manager take over on a full-time basis, to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær who went from caretaker to boss at Manchester United. Erling Moe, who’s been filling in during Solskjær’s absence, now just needs a contract himself. “I’m glad on Ole Gunnar’s behalf,” Moe told […]

Norwegians proud of hero Solskjær

“This is huge, huge for us and huge for him,” claimed one of the many Norwegian football commentators who were hailing the appointment on Thursday of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United’s new full-time manager. They all agreed that Solskjær fully deserves one of the most visible football jobs in the world, while his homeland […]

Skiers grab new World Cup trophies

Norwegian cross-country skiers swept the World Cup rankings once again when the season officially ended in Canada over the weekend. The winner of the women’s overall World Cup even went to a Norwegian who isn’t Therese Johaug. Johaug, who made a brilliant comeback this season after a controversial doping suspension, was already assured of winning […]

Labour’s Skjæran to replace Giske

The Norwegian Labour Party has settled on a new deputy leader to replace Trond Giske, who’s been in trouble over several charges of sexual harassment. Bjørnar Skjæran, a farmer from Nordland who isn’t nationally known, is now expected to assume one of Labour’s highest positions after the party’s national annual meeting next month. The party’s […]

Skier takes federation back to court

Alpine skier Henrik Kristoffersen swapped his ski gear for a shirt and jacket on Tuesday, to head back into an Oslo court. He’s suing Norway’s national skiing federation to allow him to adorn his helmet with a private sponsor, instead of having to advertise for the national team’s sponsor. Kristoffersen insists he’s not being greedy […]