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War news round-up: Russians have also sought refuge in Norway

NOTE TO READERS: Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 has had enormous consequences for the rest of Europe, also for Norway. 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...

Survey reflects confidence in defense

Some of the most important vessels in the British Navy attracted lots of attention when they berthed for a three-day show of strength in...

Parliament won’t appeal tax claim

Leadership of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has decided to accept a claim from state tax authorities that the national assembly itself has paid too...

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...

Norway’s ‘climate bomb’ contained

It's being called the beginning of the end of the oil age in Norway: State oil and energy company Equinor's decision to put development...

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