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Norway: Norway’s Royal Family reveals plans for Easter

NordenBladet – Norway begins its Easter holiday on Friday while the country is in the third wave of the pandemic, and everyone is living under strict infection control measures. However, people are allowed to travel to private holiday homes; this

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Finland and Norway negotiate on very strong restrictions on salmon fishing in River Tenojoki (Tana) next summer due to extremely poor stock status

NordenBladet — The negotiations between Finland and Norway on fishing restrictions concerning the River Tenojoki (Tana) have been delayed due to recent reports about the rapid decline in the status of salmon stocks in the river in the past few

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Norway: Princess Märtha Louise marks World Down Syndrome Day with powerful message

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has marked World Down Syndrome Day with a message underlining how important every member of society is. In a heartfelt greeting, the Princess spoke of the vital role the awareness day can make by reminding

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Norway: King Harald leads mourners at funeral of Erling Lortentzen at Asker church

NordenBladet – The funeral of Erling Lorentzen has taken place at Asker church outside Oslo. Erling Lorentzen was the husband of Princess Ragnhild, the son-in-law of King Olav and the brother-in-law of King Harald. The Norwegian Royal Family was among

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Norway: Queen Sonja opens art exhibition

NordenBladet – Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway has attended the digital opening of an exhibition with painter Anna Ancher at Lillehammer Art Museum. The exhibition “Anna Ancher – Skagen’s inner and outer space” is the largest collection of art

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The Foreign Ministers of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark: strong commitment to Gender Equality and the rights of all women and girls.

NordenBladet — For decades, Nordic countries have prospered due to the equal participation and inclusion of women and girls in all areas of societal life. For us, ensuring the enjoyment of human rights of all women and girls, in all

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Norway: Crown Princess Mette-Marit launches digital literature-train

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has launched this year’s literature-train in a story on Instagram that was published earlier this week. This year’s literature-train will run as a digital event that will take place through four conservations with

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Norway: Oslo Airport trials new electric powered aircraft de-icing truck

NordenBladet – Oslo Airport has welcomed a new electrically operated de-icing unit, the Vestergaard Elephant e-BETA, for the final few weeks of winter. In a first of its kind trial in Europe, the airport believes that the Menzies Aviation operated

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Norway: The Norwegian Data Protection Authority fines Grindr $11.7m for illegally sharing user information

NordenBladet — The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has fined the dating app Grindr 100 million Norwegian Krone ($11.7m) for illegally sharing personal information with advertisers, a recent investigation has revealed. Due to the highly personal nature of the information shared,

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon meets Norwegian sailors keeping essential goods moving

NordenBladet – Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has met four Norwegian sailors on board ships around the world in a digital chat to show his support for their ongoing work. His Royal Highness wanted to thank the many Norwegian sailors

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Norway: The royal funeral that united a nation in grief

NordenBladet – This year marks the 30 years since King Olav V died and his son took over as Norway’s new king. The official announcement of King Olav’s death, on January 17 1991, was given by the King in Extraordinary

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon speaks of inclusivity on anniversary of racist murder that shocked Norway

NordenBladet – Crown Prince Haakon has commemorated the murder of Benjamin Hermansen, twenty years after his racial killing shocked Norway. The Crown Prince sent a digital message on the 20th anniversary of his death. Benjamin Hermansen was killed in the

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Norway: On this day 30 years ago: King Harald takes his oath to the Constitution

NordenBladet – On this day, January 21, 30 years ago, King Harald took his oath to parliament. On the evening of 17 January 1991, King Olav V died. At the same time, Crown Prince Harald became Norway’s new king, King

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon, thirty years as heir

NordenBladet – Though King Harald and Queen Sonja are marking 30 years on the throne this year, there’s another anniversary in Norway to commemorate as well: Crown Prince Haakon’s 30 years as the heir apparent to the throne. Born on

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Norway steps up efforts to combat non-communicable diseases in low-income countries

NordenBladet — Norway will contribute an additional USD 133 million to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in low-income countries from 2020 to 2024. “Non-communicable diseases are the leading killers of our time. As is so often the case, the

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Norway: Stay at home, have as little social contact as possible

NordenBladet – Norway stands at the beginning of the second wave of infection. The virus is spreading rapidly and all counties now have outbreaks of infection. The Government is therefore introducing new national infection control measures. “My message to the

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