Medieval law creates real estate risks

Cold, dark and long winters can make the transition for newcomers in Norway tough enough, without the added burden of having to interpret ancient, peculiar laws. An immigrant family from Holland found this out the hard way, according to newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN). Odelsrett, a uniquely Norwegian legal principle dating back to medieval times, gives […]

Royals sell off their livestock

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are giving up the farming business at their royal estate outside Oslo, and that’s spurred criticism from Norway’ powerful farming lobby. The crown couple’s cows were nonetheless all sold at auction over the weekend. Crown Prince Haakon claimed it was “with a heavy heart” that they decided to […]