Erna Solberg

Norway signs off on world's first autonomous container ship

The vessel is expected to start operations in 2020.<p>Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was present for the signing of the 250m NOK contract to …

Norway

Norwegian minister resigns over Iranian holiday with girlfriend

Norway's fisheries minister has resigned after taking his government-issued phone on an unapproved trip to Iran with his girlfriend.<p>Per Sandberg also quit as deputy leader the anti-immigration Progress Party, which governs in coalitions with the country's Conservatives.<p>Sandberg, 58, took a holiday …

World News

Norway to Tamp Down on Oil Spending After Wealth Fund Deposits

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is ready to start reining in oil spending after the government began putting money back into the sovereign …

Labor Economics

Norway’s Fisheries Minister Steps Down After Iran Trip With Girlfriend

Per Sandberg, Norway’s fisheries minister, stepped down after failing to comply with government guidelines during a private trip to Iran over the …

Fisheries

Anti-immigration Norwegian minister resigns over Iran holiday security fears

Norway’s rightwing fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol when he went on holiday to Iran with an Iranian-born former beauty queen.<p>Per Sandberg, the deputy head of the anti-immigration Progress party, which is part of the ruling coalition, admitted he had travelled to …

World News

Progress deputy steps down over Iran scandal

Per Sandberg, 58, has weathered weeks of attacks, from the media, opposition politicians and even from within his own party, after he visited Iran in …

Norway

Extraordinary Council of State held in Oslo

Photo: Oskar Aanmoen / Royal Central.<p>Photo: Oskar Aanmoen / Royal Central.<p>An extraordinary Council of State was held today in Norway following the …

Royal Family

Norway bids farewell to popular ex-foreign minister

NATO's secretary-general, Norwegian royals, officials and dignitaries have bid farewell to Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norway's highly popular ex-foreign …

Jens Stoltenberg

Norway deposits $230m into its wealth fund

In 2016, Prime Minister Erna Solberg dipped into the huge piggy bank after the price of oil plunged, sending Norway’s oil industry into crisis<p>01 …

Business (South Africa)

Norway Makes First Deposit to Huge Wealth Fund Since 2016

Norway made the first deposit to its $1 trillion wealth fund since 2016 as climbing oil prices and a recovering economy again swell its coffers.<p>The …

Central Banks

Hilarious video mocks Facebook for trying to 'protect' you from nudity in classic art

The Flemish tourism board is poking fun of Facebook's anti-nudity policy after classic works of art that appeared on a tourism ad were reportedly censored by the social network.<p>Facebook removed several ads with images of Peter Paul Rubens paintings featuring nude parts of women, cherubs and Christ …

Social Media

Norway unveils Utøya monument on day of remembrance

On July 22nd, 2011, neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik carried out the two attacks, first killing eight people by detonating a bomb at the foot of a …

Norway

Norwegian political giant Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87

Stoltenberg’s family informed news agency NTB that the former minister and diplomat died peacefully surrounded by family, following a short …

Norway

6 Major Wealth Funds Agree to Encourage Greener Economy

The sovereign wealth funds of major oil-producing countries have agreed upon a common roadmap to encourage investments toward a greener economy.<p>The …

François Hollande

Norwegian Prime Minister Gets Taste Of Serbian History

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited Belgrade on July 2, getting an early glimpse of Serbia's newly reconstructed National Museum. She …

Radio Free Europe

Secretary-General and Prime Minister Erna Solberg open SDG Exhibition at Nobel Peace Center - United Nations Sustainable Development

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres quite literally kicked off the Nobel Peace Center’s new …

United Nations

Australia and Norway strengthening oceans cooperation

Today, I announce the launch of the first bilateral dialogue on oceans between Australia and Norway.<p>Both nations are committed to maintaining …

Julie Bishop

Trump says Norway lacks 'credible' defense spending plan: paper

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway, which shares an Arctic border with Russia, lacks a “credible plan” how to meet NATO’s spending target, U.S. President Donald Trump said in a letter to the country’s prime minister, the Norwegian daily VG reported on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Norway's Air Force F-16 fighters …

World News

Oslo hosts anti-doping sports conference

The conference is a joint initiative of the World Forum for Ethics in Business, Anti-Doping Norway and FairSport to propose a substantial agenda for …

Sports (India)

It’s Time to Let Women Thrive | by Erna Solberg & Christine Lagarde

DAVOS – In public debates around the world, women’s empowerment is increasingly being recognized as a top priority. The question of how to provide …

International Monetary Fund

Secretary-General's opening remarks at press encounter with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg

Thank you very much Prime Minister. It’s always a pleasure to come to Norway. Norway is a strong pillar of multilateralism and a strong defender of …

Sustainable Development Goals

UN General Secretary praises Norway for peacemaking role

Guterres visited Norway on Tuesday to participate in the Oslo Forum peace conference and meet with Prime Minister Erna Solberg, NTB reports.<p>The …

Norway

U.S. loses influence after giving up support of G7 statement: Norway PM

OSLO, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the United States loses influence in the world after President Donald Trump …

News (China)

No formal meeting between Trump and UK's May at G7: UK official

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BAGOTVILLE, Quebec (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a formal bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 summit, but she will have meetings with each of the other leaders attending the summit, May’s officials said on …

European Union

Norway's Prime Minister doesn't understand why the UK would want 'the Norwegian model' post-Brexit

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is sceptical about whether Brexiteers will really be content with the 'Norwegian model' of cooperation with the EU.<p>Norway isn't a member of the EU but, rather, is a member of the European Economic Area.<p>This means Norway has to comply with the four freedoms of …

Europe

May wants 'end state' customs plan up and running by end 2021

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street to welcome Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg to …

Great Britain

Norway PM: We hoped Trump rhetoric wouldn't become policy

Erna Solberg says that perhaps European leaders had hoped not all rhetoric would become policy. On tariffs, she says, "they are stirring things up and they are hoping for getting a result."

Tariffs

EU measures against U.S. tariffs will not hit Norway: Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union would make sure any measures aimed and counteracting U.S. trade tariffs on aluminum and steel would not hit Norway, EU Commission President Juncker said on Tuesday.<p>European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech during the opening ceremony …

Business

How a Twitter 'Invasion' of Norway Led to Schools in South Sudan

It all started in August 2015, with Stephen Colbert eating a plate of lutefisk (Norwegian cheese) while listening to Norwegian death metal music and …

Activism

POLITICO’s Interview with Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

We are delighted to present POLITICO’s interview with Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway. This invitation-only event will take place on Tuesday …

Europe