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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...

Warnings fly around the government

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his finance minister, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, have been warning about tough times ahead for months. Now the public...

Parliament opens amidst crises

King Harald V read what many called the most serious speech from the throne they'd ever heard during the formal annual opening of the...

Energy crisis plan fails to spark support

There was "no reason to smile" after the government presented its plan to ease the shock of record-high electricity rates for businesses just before...

Analysts decry ‘energy nationalism’

Norway's record-high electricity rates have prompted calls by some politicians to cut off exports of the country's hydroelectric power. They want to preserve electricity...

Government struggles under ‘weak’ leadership

NEWS ANALYSIS: Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is on the defensive after his Labour Party has once again crashed in public opinion polls. His...

Parliament called into extraordinary session over Norway’s ‘energy crisis’

NEWS ANALYSIS: Sparks have been flying for months over an ongoing rise in Norway's once-low electricity rates. They've been setting new records in some...

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