Tag Archives: Opinion

Norway’s national wealth: Transition from oil to knowledge

On the Edge – An opinion column about current issues in Norway By Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party Written exclusively for the Norwegian American Weekly Over the past seven years, Norway’s disability pensioners have increased by 228,279 people and added NOK 2 trillion more in the Oil Fund. Over 100,000 students have dropped out of ...

Setting the Agenda: Exporting Norwegian norms through the Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize.

By Maren Anderson Johnson, M.A. in Scandinavian Studies For the second year in a row, the consortium of Norwegian colleges in the Midwest have welcomed a University of Washington student to join a weekend of engagement, speeches, discussions around the ideas, norms and principles of the Nobel Peace Prize. The University of Washington sent Maren ...

On the Edge: Norway as an offshore country

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“On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly, offering opinions written by invited contributors to make some comments on the current issues that define modern Norway. By Svein Ludvigsen Governor of Troms county Norway was once one of the poorest countries in Europe. So many inhabitants left ...

Latest Norwegian election opinion polls

As many as than 622,000 Norwegians have already casted votes in the run-up to Norway's parliamentary election, reports Regjeringen.no on Sept. 11. This is nearly triple the amount of advance and absentee voting compared to the last election in 2005. As the heat is building up, four new opinion polls just published were evenly split over ...

Norway launches big campaign against digital bullying

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On Sept. 3 the Red Cross, ChildMinder, Telenor and the Norwegian Media Authority launched Norway's biggest ever campaign against digital bullying. During the next three months, 50 lower secondary schools, 7,500 pupils and 3,500 parents will be visited by the "Use your Head" tour, which is intended to prevent digital bullying by spreading information about ...