Norwegian Citizen Arrested for Espionage on behalf of China
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by The Nordic Page
3w ago
In an unprecedented event, a Norwegian citizen has been arrested and charged with espionage on behalf of China. This marks the first time such an incident has occurred in Norway, according to the Police Security Service (PST). The individual, whose identity remains undisclosed, was apprehended upon his return from China at Gardermoen Airport. He faces […] The post Norwegian Citizen Arrested for Espionage on behalf of China appeared first on The Nordic Page ..read more
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Young Conservatives Leader Calls for TikTok Ban in Norway
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by Vedat Sevincer
4M ago
Ola Svenneby, leading the program committee of the Young Conservatives, is advocating for a complete ban on TikTok in Norway, according to E24. He asserts that the app’s immense popularity poses a threat to national security. Svenneby emphasizes concerns over Chinese influence and technology being used to manipulate opinions, drawing parallels to historical contexts like […] The post Young Conservatives Leader Calls for TikTok Ban in Norway appeared first on The Nordic Page ..read more
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Norway government will preserve world heritage abroad, but not in Norway.
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by Vedat Sevincer
5M ago
Through the Oil Fund, Norway has taken action to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art in Indonesia. However, at home, the government has given the green light for development in an area with rock carvings, writes NRK. In 2022, the Indonesian mining company Semen Tonasa was put on an observation list for three years due to the […] The post Norway government will preserve world heritage abroad, but not in Norway. appeared first on The Nordic Page ..read more
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Battle for Next Major: 48 Municipalities in Norway Still Haven’t Chosen a Mayor
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by Vedat Sevincer
10M ago
Three weeks after the election, 1 in 7 municipalities has yet to select a mayor. In Karmøy, the two largest parties in the municipality could risk being left without a leader, writes NRK. Rune Midtun, the mayoral candidate for Karmøy FrP, states, “I won’t be sad if I don’t become mayor, but I will be […] The post Battle for Next Major: 48 Municipalities in Norway Still Haven’t Chosen a Mayor appeared first on The Nordic Page ..read more
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Council of Baltic Sea States holds first ministerial session in nine years
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
‘The war in Ukraine has made it all the more important for the remaining members of the Council to meet,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt. Minister of Foreign Affairs Huitfeldt convened a meeting of the members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) on 24­–25 May. This is the first ministerial ..read more
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Norwegian Government Seeks Storting’s Approval for Swedish and Finnish Nato Membership
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
Today, the Government requested the Storting’s consent to ratify the Nato accession protocols for Finland and Sweden. ‘We will do our utmost to ensure a swift accession process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt. ‘Norway welcomes Sweden’s and Finland’s decision to seek Nato membership. Nato is a defence alliance. The Nordic region poses no ..read more
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Government apologises for past treatment of gay people by the Norwegian authorities
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
On 21 April 2022, it is 50 years since the Storting repealed section 213 of the Penal Code, which had criminalised sexual relations between men. Between 1902 and 1950, 119 men were convicted of having sexual relations with another man. ‘Some 119 people were criminalised and punished for who they loved. These men endured court ..read more
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Norway provides an air defense system to Ukraine
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
-The conflict could draw out in time, and Ukraine is dependent on international support to withstand Russian aggression. The Norwegian government has therefore decided to donate Mistral air defense to Ukraine, says Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram. -The Mistral air defense system is an effective weapon that is being used by the Norwegian ..read more
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Zelensky to Norway: Russia is to Destroy Common Democratic Values
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made a video-relayed address to MPs and members of the Government on Wednesday 30th March. – This is a crucial moment in European history, where the fundamental values ​​of democracy are again threatened by the brutality of tyranny. This is how President of the Storting Masud Gharahkhani (Labor Party) opened ..read more
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New sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law
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by Vedat Sevincer
2y ago
‘It is important to continue exerting pressure on President Putin and the individuals and entities who gain the most from and support his regime. We have now also incorporated the latest package of sanctions imposed by the EU into Norwegian law. We are introducing sanctions together with the EU and other countries to ensure that ..read more
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