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Highly awaited LNG plant in Norway restarts after fire

Norway's sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit has been restarted after a 2020 fire and will soon begin production, energy company Equinor said Friday (27 May), a move expected to help increase exports to Europe.
Global Europe 20-05-2022

US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The White House is working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian fighters to help defeat Russia's naval blockade, officials said, amid concerns more powerful weapons that could sink Russian warships would intensify the conflict.
EU-India 02-05-2022

Ukraine on agenda as Indian PM Modi visits Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Europe on Monday (2 May) with New Delhi's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine set to be a key talking point in meetings with regional leaders.
Health 14-04-2022

New global compact to accelerate fight against noncommunicable diseases

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for concrete action to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancers, and heart and lung disease, calling their prevalence a "pandemic".

Germany, Norway agree tentative plan to build hydrogen pipeline link

With Europe planning to end its reliance on Russian gas as quickly as possible, Norway, the second-largest gas exporter to the EU, "wants to actively contribute to the rapid development of the hydrogen market in Germany" and on the continent.

Berlin woos key gas supplier Norway

Germany’s economy and climate minister Robert Habeck is travelling to Oslo on Wednesday (16 March) to cement the country’s energy partnership with Norway and maximise gas supplies to the continent, including the potential of "blue" hydrogen made from fossil fuels.
Energy 11-03-2022

Denmark resumes construction of Norway-Poland gas link

Construction of the Danish part of Baltic Pipe, which will connect Poland to Norwegian gas fields, is resuming following a nine month hiatus, Danish grid operator Energinet said on Tuesday.
Global Europe 25-01-2022

Taliban hail Oslo meet as success ‘in itself’

On their first visit to Europe since returning to power, the Taliban held landmark talks with Western diplomats in Oslo over the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, a meeting the Islamist regime's delegation called an "achievement in itself".
Politics 24-01-2022

Taliban, Western officials meet for talks in Oslo

Taliban and Western diplomats meet in Oslo on Monday for talks on Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis and human rights, especially those of women whose freedoms have been curbed by the hardline Islamists.
Global Europe 14-12-2021

NATO’s Stoltenberg seeks to become Norway central bank governor

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has applied to become Norway's next central bank governor, he said on Tuesday (14 December), raising questions about the bank's independence from the government if he were to be appointed.
Technology 10-11-2021

Enough is enough! Rein in the giants.

The newly inaugurated Norwegian government must do their utmost to restrict the powers of the international tech giants. So should the European Union and legislators in other countries.
Arctic Agenda 17-10-2021

We don’t want to see any flash points in the Arctic, EU envoy says

The EU needs to adapt how it approaches the role of China and Russia in the region, Michael Mann, EU's Special Envoy for Arctic Matters, told EURACTIV.
Elections 15-10-2021

Norway’s Labour-led cabinet takes office in day overshadowed by attack

Norway's new centre-left government formally took over power on Thursday (14 October) after winning elections last month, though the ceremony was overshadowed by a deadly bow-and-arrow attack in the town of Kongsberg.

Danish man suspected of killing five with bow-and-arrow in Norway

A 37-year-old Danish citizen is suspected of killing five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in a rare incident of mass killing in Norway, police said on Thursday (14 October).
Elections 14-09-2021

Norway’s centre-left opposition wins in a landslide

Norway's centre-left opposition parties are on course to win a majority in parliament after Monday's election and will now negotiate how to form a coalition, with climate change and a widening wealth gap expected to be central to discussions.
Energy 31-08-2021

Norway’s giant Troll gas field starts third stage of production

Norway on Friday began to pump natural gas from the third stage of its offshore Troll field, a development that will extend the deposit's producing lifetime beyond 2050, operator Equinor said on Monday (30 August).
Climate change 30-08-2021

Why Norway’s efforts to curb deforestation abroad is a PR stunt

Norway’s investment of billions in fighting overseas deforestation follows the West’s hypocritical relationship with climate change, once again shifting the blame on developing nations whilst diverting attention away from the West’s culpability in environmental destruction, writes Muhammed Magassy.
Energy 10-08-2021

Norway should reclaim energy regulation from EU, eurosceptic opposition says

Power and gas exporter Norway should seek to reclaim authority over energy regulation from the European Union as a first step towards renegotiating its wider ties with the bloc, the leader of the eurosceptic opposition Centre Party told Reuters.
Energy 15-06-2021

NGOs take Norway to European Court over Arctic oil exploration

Two NGOs and six young climate activists have decided to take Norway to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to demand the cancellation of oil permits in the Arctic, Greenpeace announced on Tuesday (15 June).
Global Europe 14-05-2021

Venezuela leader Maduro ‘ready’ to restart talks with Guaido

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has indicated he is ready to restart halted talks with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, according to state media.
Brexit 30-04-2021

‘Black day’ leaves UK fishing worse off than before Brexit

The collapse of talks on a fishing quota deal with Norway has exposed the vulnerability of the UK’s fishing industry and left it in a weaker position than when the UK was in the EU, fishing leaders have said.
Arctic Agenda 07-04-2021

Nordic countries set up Sámi reconciliation commissions to investigate indigenous injustices

Colonial era policies in northern Scandinavia continue to affect Sámi life, culture and land use. Meanwhile, truth commissions are being set up and aim to investigate injustices against Indigenous people carried out by the states. There are an estimated 100,000...

Oslo incinerator plans to go carbon negative, pending EU decision

A waste-to-energy plant in the Norwegian capital could become one of the world’s first carbon negative incinerators, pending a decision from the European Commission to fund a CO2 capture facility there. Environmentalists, for their part, are yet to be convinced.
Arctic Agenda 09-02-2021

We want to choose our way of life, Arctic youth urge policymakers

As the EU works on its Arctic policy update, to be published by the end of this year, youth representatives from the European Arctic have called on policymakers to ensure that Arctic youth and Indigenous peoples are included in the actions that will directly affect their futures.