Category Archives: Politics

TV License

EDIT 23 November 2013: This system has changed. You now need a decoder to watch any Norwegian TV channels. If you have a TV decoder in your name, you’ll have to pay up, no way around it. The radio signals … Continue reading

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Norwegian ownership

The Norwegian government has a huge fund, which is best known as “oljefondet”, that translates to “the oil fund”, but really has the really boring name “Statens pensjonsfond”, which translates to “Government Pension Fund”. What it does is not so … Continue reading

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Maria Amelie arrested in Lillehammer

Maria Amelie, a former Soviet Union citizen, who came to Norway 7 years ago was arrested yesterday, by no less than 8 police officers, and is now in custody awaiting deportation. She was arrested in Lillehammer, after giving a speech … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize is given out by a committee of five people chosen by the Norwegian Parliament, but it is not a political prize. The people are chosen from any and all political parties, and they are free to … Continue reading

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Power lines over Hardangerfjorden

The final approval has been given to the controversial plans for building a 420kV power line along and across Hardangerfjorden in Western Norway. This plan has been opposed by every single local authority, and most people all over the country, … Continue reading

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Religion

Norway has a state religion, christianity. But church and state is mostly separate, and in school kids now learn about all major religions. We used to have a christian minister as a prime minister, from the christian party (ruling together … Continue reading

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Equality

Norwegians really believe that all are created equal and should be treated that way. We pride ourselves on the fact that anyone can be anything in Norway, no matter if they are rich, poor, man or woman. Education is free … Continue reading

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Our place in the world

Norway is a very very small country, with a very very VERY big ego. Yes, I know, we are rated as the best country to live in in the world, every single year by the UN, and that just makes … Continue reading

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