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  • Norwegian MP: Press freedom vital in Myanmar’s democratization

    Anniken Huitfeldt, chair of Norway’s Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence, stressed the importance of press freedom in Myanmar’s transition towards democracy during her recent visit to the Southeast Asian country. When asked about her general impressions of Burma in 2014, Huitfeldt highlighted the release of political prisoners, more [...]

    Photo: DVB
  • Norway pledges support to Vietnam’s green growth

    Norway has committed to supporting Vietnam to develop green growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the challenges of climate change. The commitment was declared during talks between the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee in Hanoi [...]

    Norway pledges support to Vietnam’s green growth
  • Ex-Norwegian PM lauds China’s climate policy

    Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg praised China’s policy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview carried by Norwegian-language newspaper DN on September 16, Stoltenberg said that he was impressed with China’s practice of using market forces to combat climate warming. Ever since he was appointed a UN [...]

    Ex-Norwegian PM lauds China’s climate policy
  • Drunk Norwegian kicks cop, lands in Singapore jail

    A Norwegian national who was in Singapore for a business meeting and holiday was jailed one month on September 16 for kicking a police officer. Staale Lie Jorgensen, 34, was also fined $3,000 for punching and kicking a hotel staff at Naumi Hotel where he stayed on May 10 this [...]

    Drunk Norwegian kicks cop, lands in Singapore jail
  • Norwegian killed in motorcycle accident in Bangkok

    A 52 year old Norwegian for man from Steinkjer Norway lost his life in a motorcycle accident this Saturday. Local Norwegian newspaper Tronder Avisa has been in contact with the brother of the victim, and according to him the information about the accident has been sparse. “We were told that [...]

    Motorcyclists in Bangkok. Photo: Roland Dobbins @ WikiCommons
  • Norway says no to Chinese radar on Svalbard

    A proposed radar mainly funded by the Chinese that was to study the polar atmosphere and solar winds, will not be built at Svalbard. After an overall assessment from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research it is decided that Norway will not approve the construction of a new radar with a [...]

    The two current EISCAT radars at Svalbard. With a 32 and 42 meter span, the proposed radar would have been slightly larger with a 50 meter span. Photo: Bjoernvedt @ WikiCommons
  • Thai Union Frozen Products takes over Norway’s King Oscar

    Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF), for the second time within a month, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the assets and the trademark of the world’s top ten seafood brand*- ‘King Oscar’, originating from Norway with a strong brand [...]

    Thai Union Frozen Products takes over Norway’s King Oscar
  • Norwegian architecture and design exhibitions in Beijing

    Two small architecture and design exhibitions are defying the cold diplomatic air between Norway and China. From today the 15th of September till the 4th of October, there will be a showcase of Norwegian architecture from 2005-2010 and . The exhibition is called “Contemporary Norwegian Architecture #7” and is hosted [...]

    Norwegian architecture and design exhibitions in Beijing
  • Norwegian salmon is safe to eat despite China’s ban

    The Norwegian Seafood Council would like to reassure the public that Norwegian salmon is safe and healthy to eat. The Chinese Government has alerted a full stop in import of whole Norwegian salmon with effect from September 10th 2014, due to concerns that a certain fish illness could affect Chinese [...]

    Norwegian salmon is safe to eat despite China’s ban
  • Malaysian oil & gas firms clinch RM528 million sales in Norway

    Malaysian companies have secured sales worth RM528.30 million during a specialised mission for the oil and gas (O&G) sector to Stavanger, Norway. “Sales were generated for waste heat recovery unit, accommodation barge, gaskets, metal expansion joints and special valves as well as engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning business,” said [...]

    Malaysian oil & gas firms clinch RM528 million sales in Norway

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Norwegian MP: Press freedom vital in Myanmar’s democratization

Anniken Huitfeldt, chair of Norway’s Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence, stressed the importance of press freedom in Myanmar’s transition towards democracy during her recent visit to the Southeast Asian country. When asked about her general impressions of Burma in 2014, Huitfeldt highlighted the release of political prisoners, more [...]

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Norway pledges support to Vietnam’s green growth

Norway pledges support to Vietnam’s green growth

Norway has committed to supporting Vietnam to develop green growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the challenges of climate change. The commitment was declared during talks between the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee in Hanoi [...]

Read more ›
Ex-Norwegian PM lauds China’s climate policy

Ex-Norwegian PM lauds China’s climate policy

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg praised China’s policy measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview carried by Norwegian-language newspaper DN on September 16, Stoltenberg said that he was impressed with China’s practice of using market forces to combat climate warming. Ever since he was appointed a UN [...]

Read more ›
Drunk Norwegian kicks cop, lands in Singapore jail

Drunk Norwegian kicks cop, lands in Singapore jail

A Norwegian national who was in Singapore for a business meeting and holiday was jailed one month on September 16 for kicking a police officer. Staale Lie Jorgensen, 34, was also fined $3,000 for punching and kicking a hotel staff at Naumi Hotel where he stayed on May 10 this [...]

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Motorcyclists in Bangkok. Photo: Roland Dobbins @ WikiCommons

Norwegian killed in motorcycle accident in Bangkok

A 52 year old Norwegian for man from Steinkjer Norway lost his life in a motorcycle accident this Saturday. Local Norwegian newspaper Tronder Avisa has been in contact with the brother of the victim, and according to him the information about the accident has been sparse. “We were told that [...]

Read more ›
The two current EISCAT radars at Svalbard. With a 32 and 42 meter span, the proposed radar would have been slightly larger with a 50 meter span. Photo: Bjoernvedt @ WikiCommons

Norway says no to Chinese radar on Svalbard

A proposed radar mainly funded by the Chinese that was to study the polar atmosphere and solar winds, will not be built at Svalbard. After an overall assessment from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research it is decided that Norway will not approve the construction of a new radar with a [...]

Read more ›
Thai Union Frozen Products takes over Norway’s King Oscar

Thai Union Frozen Products takes over Norway’s King Oscar

Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF), for the second time within a month, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the assets and the trademark of the world’s top ten seafood brand*- ‘King Oscar’, originating from Norway with a strong brand [...]

Read more ›
Norwegian architecture and design exhibitions in Beijing

Norwegian architecture and design exhibitions in Beijing

Two small architecture and design exhibitions are defying the cold diplomatic air between Norway and China. From today the 15th of September till the 4th of October, there will be a showcase of Norwegian architecture from 2005-2010 and . The exhibition is called “Contemporary Norwegian Architecture #7” and is hosted [...]

Read more ›
Norwegian salmon is safe to eat despite China’s ban

Norwegian salmon is safe to eat despite China’s ban

The Norwegian Seafood Council would like to reassure the public that Norwegian salmon is safe and healthy to eat. The Chinese Government has alerted a full stop in import of whole Norwegian salmon with effect from September 10th 2014, due to concerns that a certain fish illness could affect Chinese [...]

Read more ›
Malaysian oil & gas firms clinch RM528 million sales in Norway

Malaysian oil & gas firms clinch RM528 million sales in Norway

Malaysian companies have secured sales worth RM528.30 million during a specialised mission for the oil and gas (O&G) sector to Stavanger, Norway. “Sales were generated for waste heat recovery unit, accommodation barge, gaskets, metal expansion joints and special valves as well as engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning business,” said [...]

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