Norway

Country Norway
Capital Oslo
Continent Europe
Currency Norwegian krone(NOK)
Languages Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian, Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven & Southern Sami

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Introduction

Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.

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Forget Peak Demand, Norway's Oil Chief Wants More Crude to Pump - Bloomberg

Forget Peak Demand, Norway's Oil Chief Wants More Crude to Pump
Bloomberg
The bigger and more immediate threat to Norway as an oil nation is the drought in large discoveries and projects, Petroleum and Energy Minister Terje Soviknes said in an interview. At the same time, the market is finally showing signs of rebalancing ...

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Joanne O'Riordan: Norway lead way in fight for equal pay - Irish Times

Irish Times

Joanne O'Riordan: Norway lead way in fight for equal pay
Irish Times
Regarding ranking countries, Norway is generally rated close to the top that is if you are ranking in terms of happiness, health care and all-round government policies. From a football point of view, Norwegian women are ranked 14th while their men's ...



Norway increases defence spending, reinforces northern forces - IHS Jane's 360

Norway increases defence spending, reinforces northern forces
IHS Jane's 360
Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Sreide announced on 12 October an increase of NOK3 billion (USD378 million) in defence spending and a major reorganisation of forces in the far north of the country. She said it was essential and in the interests ...



Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel - BBC News

BBC News

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel
BBC News
Translating to 'Troll's Tongue', Trolltunga juts out of a steep mountainside 700m above Lake Ringedalsvatnet near Odda in south-western Norway. Formed 10,000 years ago during the Ice Age when a glacier frozen to the mountain broke off, it has in recent ...



Norway and Poland reach deal on 809m aid scheme - EUobserver

EUobserver

Norway and Poland reach deal on 809m aid scheme
EUobserver
Norway and Poland have reached an agreement on a comprehensive grant programme, ending lengthy negotiations where Warsaw tried to capture funds earmarked for the civil sector. Norway EU minister Frank Bakke-Jensen met the Polish state secretary ...



Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran
The Local Norway
"Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (nuclear deal) and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon," Norwegian ambassador Lars Nordrum told AFP. He was hosting the signing at his Tehran ...
Norway solar firm signs $4 billion deal with IranThe Straits Times
Norway's Saga Energy signs $3bn solar panels deal with Iran - reportRT
Norway's Saga Signs $2.9b Iran Solar Power VentureFinancial Tribune
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Why is Norway so happy? Nature, a sense of gratitude and oil ... - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Why is Norway so happy? Nature, a sense of gratitude and oil ...
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Norway was named the World's Happiest Country for 2017 by the Sustainable Development Solution Network for the United Nations. What? Could an entire ...
Switzerland, Norway and Iceland: A snowy escapade | Free Press ...Free Press Journal

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In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination - New York Times

New York Times

In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination
New York Times
I had come to Norway to escape an unraveling marriage, and seek distraction from the accompanying pain. But, ostensibly, my plan was a solitary road trip to see the Norwegian Scenic Routes after hearing about the unusual undertaking from a friend in ...



Norway's historic pay deal for women's team shows it can be done - The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)

Norway's historic pay deal for women's team shows it can be done
The Guardian (blog)
Walltin added that the increased international profiles of Norway's top female players was a factor. We all know the men's team generate more money because it has more people at the games but we've been seeing recently that the profile of women's ...