Political Leaders

Solberg ‘most chatty’ leader on Twitter

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is more likely to respond to a tweet from one of her followers than any other leader in the Western world, according to this year’s Twiplomacy study from PR agency Burson-Marsteller. According to the agency, Solberg is only rivalled in her “conversational” use of the social media platform by four leaders in Africa and South ...Full Article

Voters want new Labour Party leader as Prime Minister

One out of three voters would prefer the new leader of the Labour Party, Jonas Gahr Støre, as Norway’s prime minister. 22 percent say they would like to keep ...Full Article

‘Is lobby group working for China on Nobel?’

The political editor of Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper has questioned whether “Chinese interests” have hired a top Oslo lobbying firm to influence the selection of the committee which awards the ...Full Article

Israeli president’s plane refused entry to Swedish airspace en route to Norway

President Shimon Peres ran into trouble Sunday as his plane attempted to cross Swedish air space en route to Norway. Swedish air authorities refused to let Peres’s plane proceed, ...Full Article

Dalai Lama ‘not disappointed’ by Norway

The Dalai Lama said on Wednesday he held no grudges against Norway’s government after they decided not to meet him on his trip to Oslo in order to avoid ...Full Article