Monthly Archives: March 2014

Norway’s history to be published in Urdu

March 31st, 2014 (0)
Norwegian history will soon be published in Urdu. “This is an important book, not only for Pakistanis who live in Norway, but for anyone who speaks Urdu,” says imam Nehmat Ali Shah.  “It is no problem to find literature ...

Norwegians spend more time on the Internet

March 31st, 2014 (0)
A larger portion of the population spent time on the Internet in 2013 compared to 2012. The percentage reading printed papers and spending time watching TV per day is declining, according to Norway Statistics (SSB) The proportion of people ...

Declining membership in The Church of Norway

March 31st, 2014 (0)
Since 2008 the membership of Church of Norway has declined by almost 50 000 persons, based on figures released by Statistics Norway. The Church of Norway’s strong position and popularity in Norway is declining. The past few years membership numbers ...

Norway expects a 5% to 10% increase in salmon exports to Malaysia

March 31st, 2014 (0)
Norway expects to increase the volume of its salmon exports to Malaysia this year by 5% to 10% from 1,900 tonnes in the previous year. Norwegian Seafood Council Regional Director South-East Asia, Christian Chramer, said the target would be ...

Royal Norwegian Air Force head visits RAF Valley training base

March 31st, 2014 (0)
THE head of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) joined the RAF’s training chief at United Kingdom RAF Valley recently to view the world-leading technology that is helping to shape the fighter pilots of the future. Major General Finn ...

Government wants to stop welfare payments to illegal immigrants

March 31st, 2014 (0)
Individuals who reside in Norway without a residence permit will no longer be able to receive welfare payments. Instead, the government wants to offer food coupons and a bed to sleep in. “There should be no doubt that illegal ...

Stoltenberg appointed new NATO Chief

March 31st, 2014 (0)
The North Atlantic Council has appointed former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as the next Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council. He will replace Denmark’s Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg (55) will assume his functions as Secretary General ...

UK’s David Cameron says backs Norway’s Stoltenberg to be next NATO leader

March 31st, 2014 (1)
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he backed former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg to take over the leadership of NATO later this year, throwing his weight behind the front runner to lead the Western military alliance. ...

Oil&Gas: Statoil enters Myanmar offshore

March 31st, 2014 (0)
Norwegian energy provider Statoil, together with partner ConocoPhillips, have been awarded a deep-water exploration block in the Myanmar waters of Bay of Bengal. The award represents a new country entry for Statoil, now operating in 34 countries. Block AD-10 cover ...

Unemployment rise stops

March 31st, 2014 (0)
The good news comes following some weeks of cuts and redundancies. Norway’s Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) thinks the crisis is called off. Seasonally-adjusted figures show a national unemployment rise of 200 in March compared to last month. Unemployment ...
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