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Government avoids budget crisis

After weeks of intense negotiations, Norway's Labour-led minority government finally won support for a state budget that will now take even more from the...

Solemn, ‘relevant’ observance of Norway’s Jewish deportation

Russia's war on Ukraine brought new relevance to this weekend's annual observance of a major tragedy during World War II in Norway. It marked ...

Prime minister’s office drops tax appeal

The Office of the Prime Minister of Norway has decided not to challenge tax authorities' claims that its administrators failed to withhold enough tax...

Norway prepares for more refugees

The Norwegian government is responding to Russia's relentless attacks on Ukraine's civilian population this week by asking communities nationwide to take in at least...

More tax refugees flee Norway

Never before have so many wealthy Norwegians decided to move to Switzerland. Most won't admit it, but their residential relocation is widely tied to...

New ‘salmon tax’ stirs up a storm

Of all the new and higher taxes proposed in the Norwegian government's highly contested state budget, none has grabbed more attention than the one...

Climate measures fail to impress

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre can't seem to win these days. Just as his Labour Party crashed in public opinion polls again, Støre also...

Commission recommends arming police

Norwegians seem to reluctantly be accepting that their police carry arms. Norway long prided itself on having generally unarmed police, but threats of terrorism...

Members of Parliament hit with some big, and punitive, tax bills

Nearly 40 members of the Norwegian Parliament have been hit with claims for back taxes, following an extraordinary audit by state tax authorities. The...

New state budget proposal aims to redistribute income

Norway's left-center minority government unveiled a proposed and "tight" state budget for next year that marks a major move towards redistribution of income. It's...

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