On becoming Norwegian

Throughout Europe, national identity is now central to public debates on immigration and integration, which has become a highly politicized issue, where concerns about security and migration are often conflated. Norway is a case in point.

Council of Europe censures Norway on racism

Scandinavian country fails to combat internet-based racism or help migrants sufficiently, COE body says.

Denmark’s Saxo Bank Won’t Bail Out Crushed Currency Clients Due to ‘Ayn Rand’ Philosophy

Danish bank Saxo Bank is taking a hard line on its foreign exchange customers who placed millions what turned out to be wrong way bets on the Swiss franc last month due to its loyalty to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Philosophy.

Norway’s Outdated Citizenship Legislation

The war in Syria, the threat of Islamic radicalisation, and fears that terrorists may recruit Norwegian citizens have sparked renewed debate about Norway’s citizenship legislation. Meanwhile, another debate continues to be forgotten: We call for a reopening of the debate on dual citizenship, as Norway’s antiquated legislation is out of step with that of its Nordic neighbours.

Sweden says Israeli Embassy negligence costed barring Peres airspace entry

Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said Israeli embassy negligence costed the barring President Shimon Peres’s airplane to pass through their airspace.

Norway drops plan to let doctors opt out of abortions

Norway's health minister has dropped plans to allow the country's doctors to refuse to refer women to have abortions on grounds of conscience, in a humiliating u-turn for the country's right-wing government.

Norway Conservative PM backs gay church weddings

Norway's Prime Minister has declared her support for gay church weddings, although she argues the decision on whether to allow them is up to the Church of Norway.

Kiev Snipers: Estonia confirms leaked Ashton call, Yanukovych innocent

The Estonian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the recording of his conversation with EU foreign policy chief, Baroness Catherine Ashton, is authentic. Urmas Paet said that snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were hired by Maidan leaders. President Viktor Yanukovych is innocent and the accusation of United States and western mainstream media propaganda is a lie.

Norway’s $820 bn wealth fund blacklists two Israeli firms for illegal occupation

The Kingdom of Norway, the owner of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, shows its muscle by blacklisting and divesting funds from two Israeli companies profiting from illegal Israeli occupation and apartheid policies against Palestine.

Chinese man saved after getting lost in southwestern Norway

A young Chinese man, who got lost in the mountains on the way up to Peikestolen in southwest Norway earlier on Friday, has been found and saved in a prompt search operation.

Norway: Stoltenberg’s second government officially tenders its resignation

The Kingdom of Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s second government on Monday at 13.00 tendered its resignation in an extraordinary session of the Council of State at the Royal Palace.

Bill Gates’ family on Norway vacation, tasted our “Sørlandet” with Crown Prince’s family

The world's richest man Bill Gates and his family are on vacation here in Norway. His family decided on Thursday to also briefly visit the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, Haakon Magnus and Mette-Marit, who happen to be on their annual summer family vacation and had brunch in my turf, literally.