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Finance fathers mind children most

Fathers in Norway are taking advantage of state welfare measures that help them play a bigger role in their children's lives. Six out of...

Norway best in world for mothers

A new international survey gives entirely new meaning to Norway's standing as a "motherland." It's now ranked as the best place in the world...

Oslo apologizes to abused children

City officials in Oslo closed a painful chapter in the capital's history this week, as it wrapped up a four-year effort to make amends...

Experts present their sick leave cure

A group of health care and labour experts handed over their recommendations for lowering sick leave costs to government ministers on Wednesday. Prime Minister...

Paternity leave meets its goals

Fathers who take advantage of Norway's paternity leave benefits, and take time off work to help care for their newborns, end up devoting more...

'Welfare system not sustainable'

The national association representing Norway's local and regional authorities is calling for a serious review of the country's famous but fragile social welfare system....

Finance minister steps on the brakes

Sigbjørn Johnsen, Norway's new finance minister, claims the level of Norway's social welfare services may have hit their peak. Even though his government has...

Auditor General slams state accounts

Opposition politicians are on the warpath while bureaucrats and government leaders are promising better control, after the state Auditor General (Riksrevisjonen) refused to approve government...

Welfare system under pressure

New statistics show that half of Norway's population now receives some form of welfare payments, from disability or unemployment benefits to child-care assistance. Only...

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