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New commission for NAV complaints

Prime Minister Erna Solberg vowed at her annual pre-holiday press briefing on Tuesday that her government will “clean up” after what she readily admitted is a “scandal” at state welfare agency NAV. Efforts will also include formation of a new commission that will be set up to handle any complaints over the compensation that’s already […]

Protest votes alter Norwegian politics

“The only answer is to be radical,” declared a triumphant Lan Marie Nguyen Berg after her flourishing Greens Party trounced Norway’s established parties not only in Oslo but all over the country as well. Monday’s local elections were an exercise in humility for Labour, the Conservatives and not least the Progress Party, as protest votes […]

Fireworks set off complaints

Two major private fireworks displays on weeknights in Oslo last week have sent complaints soaring almost as high and as loud as the fireworks themselves. Residents complained that children were woken up, dogs started barking and lots of smoke lingered over the downtown area. The first fireworks display on Wednesday night was connected to a […]

Complaints pile up over ‘el-scooters’

Critics claim they’re ‘littering the landscape,’ being dumped into the fjord and often driven recklessly with police unable to take much punitive action. As more so-called “electric kick scooters” hit the streets and sidewalks of Oslo, calls are rising for more control over them. Police were able to take action against one new operator last […]

Norwegians win, but skiing loses

Norwegians won both the men’s and women’s versions of the tough, week-long Tour de Ski that ended Sunday in the alps of Europe. The double victory kept Norway at the top of its popular national sport, but experts fear the future for cross-country skiing is in danger over a lack of snow and international sponsors’ funding. […]

Complaints fly over state budget deal

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has moved closer to her dream of leading a majority non-socialist government, after representatives from all four political parties involved agreed on a new state budget proposal Tuesday night. There’s already lots of complaining, though, especially from Solberg’s government partner, the Progress Party. The budget breakthrough remains significant as Solberg’s Conservatives, […]

Norwegian Air finally apologizes

Norwegian Air initially rejected all complaints from passengers who were held on board an Oslo-bound aircraft for 10 hours last month at London Gatwick Airport. Airline officials have now apologized, admitted they did not handle the situation well and offered compensation, but passengers are far satisfied. Newspaper Aftenposten reported on Thursday that 72 passengers are […]

Norwegian shares dive on IAG bids

Norwegian Air stock was in a tailspin Friday morning after news broke that the airline’s board had received and rejected two “separate conditional bids” from International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns British Airways. IAG offered to take over the entire company, but failed with both bids. That sent the value of Norwegian Air shares, which […]

Norwegian’s boss will decide its fate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Bjørn Kjos, who has remained firmly in command of Norwegian Air, has suddenly found himself facing a potentially lucrative offer for the airline he founded from the owner of British Airways. As Norwegian’s shares continued to soar heading into the weekend, many think a takeover could also cure Norwegian’s chronic operating ailments and make […]

Norwegian soars on possible takeover

UPDATED: Stock in Oslo-based Norwegian Air was soaring on Thursday after news bureau Bloomberg reported on a possible purchase offer from the owner of British Airways, IAG. Shares in Norwegian Air Shuttle were up more than 22 percent by midday and flew even higher just an hour later. Bloomberg reported that IAG was evaluating an […]