Tag Archives: Norway

A very close race

While a large number of Norwegians want Erna Solberg as the next Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg also has popular support Staff Compilation While it seems that most Norwegians trust Erna Solberg (Conservative Party) to be the next Prime Minister, confidence in Jens Stoltenberg (Labor Party) is also high, according to a new poll Ipsos MMI has published ...

Working in Norway

By Maalfrid Brath Everyone working In Norway, almost the entire population is employed. Unemployment is only 2.7 percent of the workforce, and it is necessary to go abroad to find qualified workers in many industries and disciplines. Norway’s Central Bank governor, Øystein Olsen, recently held his annual speech on the economic situation in Norway. One of his points ...

Catholics in Norway celebrate

Norwegian Catholics gather to celebrate the election of Pope Francis Staff Compilation Norwegian American Weekly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope by his fellow cardinals in a historic papal election last week. The first South American pope, Pope Francis, or Pave Frans as he is called in Norway, was hailed as Catholics around the world celebrated their ...

Scandal in the barnehager

A VG report sheds light on poor conditions in Norway¹s state sponsored daycare system Staff Compilation Norwegian news service VG released a comprehensive report on safety and health conditions inside Norwegian daycares on Mar. 11. The report, compiled over the course of 6 months by a special investigation team and including over 30,000 pages of information from ...

Real world learning

    TIP and TAF programs in Norwegian high schools mix solid education with practical experience Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Imagine leaving high school with a craft or journeyman’s certificate, 1– 2 years of job experience, and a specific vocation or grad school experience waiting for you. Many Norwegian students have that option, with the TIP and TAF programs. What are the ...

Keeping the Spark

A youth's perspective on learning Norwegian To explore the question of why contemporary youth in the United States choose to study Norwegian, four villagers in Skogfjorden’s high school credit program (through Concordia Language Villages) interviewed other participants in this Norwegian immersion summer camp and wrote about their impressions. Anja (17): Keeping Norwegian in the family Norwegian heritage being ...

Norway’s hottest couple? The Østmarka wolves!

By Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Recently, the Norwegian American Weekly has been keeping up with the Østmarka wolves on the Norwegian news page (page 2), but it is time to bring this story to our English-speaking readers, with a little challenge involved. For those who may not have heard the story, it was recently discovered that two wolves, ...

Norway’s naming game

Photo: Marte Kopperud-Visitnorway.com

Nora and Lukas top the list for 2012’s most popular names in Norway Statistics Norway Nora had been the “top ten” for 12 years before it finally was chosen as the most popular girl’s name in Norway last year. Lucas / Lukas has dominated the past five years, and was the most popular boy’s name in 2012. The ...

What happened to the tax promise?

On the Edge: An opinion column about current events in Norway By Siv Jensen To avoid a tax level debate, the ruling Norwegian Labor Party and their coalition partners promised that they would not raise the tax level above the 2004-level, both in the 2005 and 2009 parliamentary elections. However, the devil is in the details, because ...

Norway tops prosperity index

Press Release Legatum Institute The Legatum Institute named Norway as the most prosperous country in the world for 2012, followed by Denmark and Sweden respectively. The index is a unique annual assessment of global prosperity based on both material wealth and personal wellbeing. The Prosperity Index benchmarks countries in eight categories: Economy; Education; Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Health; ...