Giske’s positioning shakes up Labour

One of the Norwegian Labour Party’s two deputy leaders, Trond Giske, is widely viewed to have positioned himself as the new heir-apparent to Labour’s beleaguered leader Jonas Gahr Støre. Giske’s alleged power grab clears the way for him to be prime minister as well, if Labour should regain government power, and that doesn’t sit well […]

Solberg took a call from Donald Trump

UPDATED: Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who’s been dealing with a state budget crisis this week, excused herself from a government conference on Thursday to take a phone call from the new US president-elect, Donald Trump. The two were said to have stressed the value of the close ties between Norway and the US, and the importance […]

Trump sends chill through defense

Of all the issues worrying Norwegian officials the most, as they come to grips with a Trump Administration in the US, defense policy tops the list. Trade and relations with Russia are close behind, along with a host of other concerns, but Trump’s earlier criticism of NATO and his suggestions that he won’t recognize NATO’s […]