Progress Party to cut road tolls

The Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, FrP) leader Siv Jensen announced road toll reforms on Friday, during her speech at the party’s first national convention since forming government with the Conservatives (Høyre) last year. Jensen also slammed the legacy of the former Labour (Arbeiderpartiet, Ap) coalition, particularly its work on immigration and integration policy. Jensen announced that […]

Oslo Progress Party leader steps down

Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, FrP) politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde announced on Monday he’s standing down as leader of the party’s Oslo chapter. The resignation took many party members by surprise, but the outspoken and often controversial politician said leadership is tough, and it’s time others did their share. Tybring-Gjedde told newspaper Aftenposten he won’t stand for re-election […]

Progress Party upsets ambassador

Progress Party leader Siv Jensen and her deputy Per Sandberg want to throw all “Romanian beggars” out of Norway, even if they haven’t committed any crimes. Their call has been denounced as a rash generalization and Romania’s ambassador to Norway is not happy. “This kind of generalization creates big problems for my country,” Ambassador Daniel […]

Hagen shaken after car accident

Veteran Norwegian politician Carl I Hagen, former head of the conservative Progress Party, seemed on the verge of tears after suffering what he called “every motorist’s nightmare.” Hagen hit two pedestrians with his car while driving to a New Year’s Eve party in Oslo. Hagen told Norway’s TV2 he was “in despair” after the weekend […]

New Progress Party sex scandal emerges

Norway’s most conservative political party, the Progress Party, was fending off another sex scandal within its ranks this week, the third this year involving liberties taken by male party members. This one also involves consumption of alcohol at a party meeting, and claims that the woman involved was bribed to cover it up. Party officials […]

Jensen ‘sad’ over Nobel conflict

It seems there’s never a dull moment in the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp), with conflict often breaking out within its own ranks. Tensions reached new levels on Wednesday, and now party leader Siv Jensen claims she’s just “sad” over her predecessor’s angry reaction to her failure to secure him a spot on the Norwegian Nobel […]

Nobel rejection infuriates Hagen

Former Progress Party boss Carl I Hagen is furious with his party colleagues over their rejection of his candidacy for a coveted spot on the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Hagen had long sought a seat on the prestigious committee, which decides who will win the Nobel Peace Prize, and his colleagues’ decision to deny him a […]

Hagen drops mayoral race

Carl I Hagen, the veteran politician and former head of the conservative Progress Party, says he’s giving up the campaign for mayor of Oslo because the public seems to so clearly favour one of his opponents, incumbent mayor Fabian Stang of the Conservative Party. Hagen told newspaper Aftenposten on Friday that he has realized he […]

Breivik ‘knew al-Qaeda members’

Newspaper VG has revealed that the suspect for the Oslo bombing and Utøya shootings, Anders Behring Breivik, wrote a string of unchallenged posts on the web forum of the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, FrP) youth-wing’s website in 2002 and 2003 in which he put forward conspiracy theories and claimed to know “two people that have a […]