State real estate boss steps down

The new but embattled chief executive of the company managing Norway’s state-owned real estate, Entra Eiendom, gave up his post Wednesday night, after his hiring set off a major political row. Rune Olsø said he was resigning for the good of the company. Olsø is an old friend of Trade Minister Trond Giske, has strong […]

New minister fires Entra directors

UPDATED: Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has called on one of his government ministers outside his own Labour Party, Bård Vegar Solhjell, to sort out a conflict involving the state-owned company in charge of state real estate, Entra Eiendom. On Monday Solhjell answered calls to act quickly, and he fired half of Entra’s board of directors. […]

Wave of criticism hits top ministers

UPDATED: Claims of corruption, camaraderie and conflicts of interest have been pouring down on some of Norway’s top government ministers, with Justice Minister Grete Faremo a prime target. Trade Minister Trond Giske is also catching flak, with some raising questions about the ministers’ ability to do their jobs. Faremo, Giske and even new Health Minister […]