About: Norway

Digital & Media 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.
Brexit 21-01-2021

Norway’s block on EU fishing vessels keeps Danish boats in port

Norway is withholding permits for British and most EU fishing vessels to catch fish in its North Sea waters while post-Brexit talks between Norway, the EU and Britain are ongoing, leaving many Danish fishing vessels moored idly in ports.
31-12-2020

Norwegian rescuers hunt for 10 missing after landslide

Norwegian rescuers deployed drones and dogs to negotiate unstable clay soil in a search for 10 people still missing on Thursday (31 December) after a landslide in southern Norway swept away more than a dozen buildings the previous day.
Energy 22-12-2020

Norway’s top court rejects climate challenge to Arctic oil exploration

Norway's Supreme Court struck down a challenge from environmental groups trying to stop oil exploration in the Arctic, after a historic battle over the country's climate change commitments on Tuesday (22 December).

Don’t forget about Europe’s Northern Partners 

In designing the European security architecture, how can Norwegian and EU priorities in defence and security be prudently squared against one another to ensure that both sides mutually benefit from the partnership, ask Kinga Brudzinska and Lucia Rybnikárová.
Energy 09-11-2020

Norway plans heavy oil ban around Svalbard

The Norwegian government has announced plans to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO), a dirty marine fuel that propels most vessels, around its Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. The effort comes as UN efforts have been deemed too slow.
Politics 20-10-2020

Jean-Claude Van Damme saves life of puppy in fake pet passport row

Action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme has come to the rescue of a three-month-old chihuahua, saving her from euthanasia on Monday (19 October) after a legal tussle between Norway and Bulgaria.
Climate change 28-09-2020

Growing momentum behind carbon capture can make it a new clean energy success story

Governments and companies have the chance today to turn carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) into a clean energy success story that will bring environmental and economic benefits worldwide. Without it, our energy and climate goals will become almost impossible to reach, write Erna Solberg and Fatih Birol.

Norway makes second attempt at carbon capture ‘moon landing’ project

Norway will finance two-thirds of a large-scale project to capture and store carbon dioxide – its second attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a plan that was previously touted as the oil-producing country's moon landing.
Electricity 18-09-2020

A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75% more electricity, study shows

Nordic countries would have to generate another 290 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, an increase of 75% from current levels, to meet the additional demand for power if they become carbon neutral, a study published on Thursday showed.

Norway plans to drill for oil in untouched Arctic areas

Norway is planning to expand oil drilling in previously untouched areas of the Arctic, a move campaigners say threatens the fragile ecosystem and could spark a military standoff with Russia.