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Tag: alcohol

Vinmonopolet’s Easter sales soared

Norway's state wine and liquor monopoly Vinmonopolet registered brisk business when it opened for the first time during the long Easter holidays this year....

Airport plagued by drunk passengers

Hard-drinking passengers are causing problems at the Torp Airport in Sandefjord, which offers the most routes from Norway to destinations in Eastern Europe. Police are regularly called...

‘Polet’ re-opens but under threat

Norway could mark its first long Easter holiday this weekend when its state monopoly of wine and liquor stores, Vinmonopolet, didn't stay closed all five days,...

Oslo plans to extend outdoor café hours

Oslo's nighthawks can soon drink alcohol at outdoor cafés in the midnight sun, and until 3am indoors, if the Labour Party-led city government gets its way....

Elderly drown their sorrows in drinks

As Norway enters what many refer to as its traditional stille uke (quiet week) tied to the Easter holidays, the week can be dangerously...

Oil Fund urged to cut stakes in alcoholic beverage production

Calls are going out for Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, known as the Oil Fund, to cut its investment holdings in companies selling alcoholic...

Hindus upset over Norwegian beer label

Hindus around the world are urging Norwegian brewery Berentsens, located in the coastal town of Egersund, to remove the image of an elephant that they...

Norwegians back alcohol restrictions

An overwhelming majority of Norwegians still support the country's strict alcohol regulations and Vinmonopolet, Norway's state-controlled liquor retailer. Now there may also be a majority...

Finance minister saves tax-free sales

Norway's conservative government has resisted calls from the left-center opposition in Parliament to re-evaluate or even end the current tax-free sales of alcoholic beverages, tobacco,...

Police nab foreign drunk drivers

Motorists from a total of 59 countries have been stopped and arrested so far this year for driving under the influence of alcohol or...

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