About: Norvège

Jens Stoltenberg [Arbeiderpartiet]
Security 27-03-2014

Norwegian ex-PM Stoltenberg tipped as next NATO chief

In the margins of the EU-US summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron has given his support to Jens Stoltenberg as next secretary general of the NATO defence alliance, securing the Norwegian’s lead to get the position.

Norway backpedals on EU single market compliance pledge

Though Norway promised in November it would live up to its obligations under the EU single market, the Liberal Party which supports the Norwegian government has changed its mind and said it would forge ahead with punitive taxes on imported EU goods.
Trade & Society 26-11-2013

Canada, Norway fail to overturn EU ban on seal furs

Canada and Norway failed to overturn a European Union ban on their seal products on Monday  (25 November) when the World Trade Organization ruled the bloc had a right to outlaw imports of the furs on moral grounds.

€208m forests initiative launched at UN climate talks in Warsaw

A new $280m (€208m) initiative to help save the world's remaining forests was launched by the UK, the US and Norway at the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw on Wednesday.
Agrifood 19-11-2013

Norway promises to reduce tax on imported EU meat and cheese

The newly-elected Norwegian government has promised to reduce the tax that the previous government had put on goods imported from the EU, such as cheese and meat. The tax is breaches the rules of the EU's single market, of which the Scandinavian country is a part.
Energy 03-10-2013

Norway urges EU to spell out its long-term energy goals

Business leaders from Norway’s energy sector urged Europeans to spell out their climate and energy goals, saying clearer policy objectives could provide a basis for the Scandinavian country to act as a stabiliser for the EU energy market.
Elections 27-08-2013

Norwegians say no to EU membership ahead of general election

Less than 20% of Norwegian voters want their country to join the European Union, according to a poll published ahead of a general election to be held on 9 September.
Development Policy 20-08-2013

Norway’s audit of developing world debt could inspire EU

A new audit of the debt pile owed by developing countries to Norway, published last week, was the first of its kind anywhere in the world and should inspire other European countries to do the same, campaigners said.
Security 07-06-2013

The Nordic countries and Russia: A contentious collaboration

As the European Union weakens economically and institutionally, Europe's Nordic countries are considering seizing the economic opportunities presented by a comparatively stronger partner: Russia, writes Stratfor.
Trade & Society 30-01-2013

EU threatens to punish Norway for breaching EEA agreement

Norway is failing to live up to its obligations as a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), including imposing extra taxes on EU products and not implementing more than 400 directives, according to an EU report to be published later this year.
Climate change 15-10-2012

Norway to double carbon tax on oil industry

Norway is to double the carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1bn (€1.23bn) fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate change in the developing world.

Norway considers abandoning Schengen membership

A member of the governing coalition in Norway, a non-EU country that is a member of the Schengen passport-free area, said it would be in the country’s interest to take care of its own borders.
Energy 10-07-2012

Norway’s government intervenes to avoid oil industry closure

Norway's government ordered on Monday (9 July) a last-minute settlement in a dispute between striking oil workers and employers, averting the shutdown of Western Europe's top oil producer.
Global Europe 16-04-2012

Ambassador highlights Norway’s ‘honest broker’ activism

Norway, a nation  with close ties to EU, has developed expertise on how to mediate in conflicts around the world, the country's Ambassador in Brussels told EURACTIV in an interview.
Global Europe 16-04-2012

Envoy: Norway keeps €430 billion for ‘generations to come’

Tapping the €430-billion Norway pension fund, made up of revenues from the country's gas and oil exports, to boost EU bailout mechanisms is a "non issue" because the fund has a different purpose, Norway's Ambassador to the EU Atle Leikvoll told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 06-04-2012

Norway’s Arctic militarisation

Norwegian and Russian energy relations might be put at risk when it comes to the exploration and acquisition of untapped energy resources in the Arctic with both countries increasing their militarisation in the area, Stratfor writes.
Global Europe 23-03-2012

Norway invites EU to ‘update’ its mental map

The Arctic is becoming a new geopolitical centre, and the EU and the rest of the world need to update their "mental maps", Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said.
Global Europe 18-01-2012

Norway sparks debate on future of EU relations

A new study commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry shows economic links to the EU have a “huge democratic deficit”, paving the way for a reshuffling of Norway’s agreements through the European Economic Area (EEA) at a time fellow member Iceland is holding EU accession talks.

Norway killer in plot to trigger ‘European civil war’

A court in Norway will decide today (25 July) if the first proceedings against Anders Behring Breivik, the mass murdered who threw Norway in shock on Friday, should be open to the public. Meanwhile a 'manifesto' published online by Breivik suggests that he wants to inspire followers to wage a "crusade" against Muslims and "cultural Marxists".
Global Europe 03-11-2010

Russia, Norway ease borders, seek oil cooperation

Russia and Norway agreed on Tuesday (2 November) to ease frontier controls and said they hoped for cooperation on oil and gas exploration after a deal earlier this year ended a four-decade dispute over Arctic seas.
Regional Policy 27-10-2010

Baltic Sea Strategy delivering ‘tangible results’

One year after the establishment of Europe's first 'macro-region', which brings together 10 countries nested around the Baltic Sea, a number of positive results can already be seen, according to Johannes Hahn, the European commissioner in charge of regional policy.
Development Policy 10-12-2009

Climate scientist warns about Arctic ice melt

The scientific consensus that melting ice in Greenland will contribute to a five centimetre sea-level rise this century is outdated, with the actual figure "more likely" to reach 14cm, says Dr Jan-Gunnar Winther, director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 27-02-2009

Nordics debate need for euro’s shelter from crisis

Europe's Nordic states yesterday (26 February) debated in Iceland whether to keep their own currencies or seek shelter from the global crisis in the euro zone.
EU Priorities 2020 18-03-2008

Interview: Norway’s EU membership ‘not on political agenda’

Norway is unlikely to join the EU in the near future, but will seek increased cooperation on energy and climate goals as well as a closer alignment of its currency with the euro in the years to come, Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Elisabeth Walaas told EURACTIV.cz in an interview.

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