Giske gathers group of elite advisers

Trond Giske, Norway’s government minister in charge of business and trade, finally gathered his controversial group of relatively young advisers, to brainstorm about what will sustain Norway in future generations. He claimed he was “very satisfied” when the first session was over. Giske’s group, called “Norge 2020,” is made up mostly of heirs to some […]

Young royals in Malaysia

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are opening doors for another business delegation from Norway, this time in Malaysia. They’re spending three days this week in Kuala Lumpur, the first time members of the Norwegian royal family are making an official visit to the country. They arrived (welcome photo at right with the Malaysian […]

Crown prince drops government advisory post after criticism

Crown Prince Haakon got a rude reminder this week of how difficult it is to balance his desire for meaningful work with his role as a leading member of Norway’s royal family. On Tuesday, the heir to the throne acknowledged massive criticism of a government advisory post he’d only recently accepted, by resigning from it. […]