Sheep ‘fishing’ worries farmers

Sheep ‘fishing’ worries farmers

Brutal sheep thieves are believed to be trying to catch animals in western Norway with fishing hooks, in a practice that has been dubbed ‘sheep fishing’ and which is causing concern in farming communities.

2014 will be record refugee year – Norwegian charity

2014 will be record refugee year – Norwegian charity

A Norwegian charity has predicted that the number of refugees in the world will continue to rise in 2014, after a record year in 2013. Norway needs to be ready to help, the charity's boss says.

Jensen: Norway’s firms pay too much tax

Jensen: Norway’s firms pay too much tax

Norwegian companies pay too much in tax, Finance Minister Siv Jensen has said, particularly in comparison to neighbouring countries. She now plans to appoint an expert committee to look at how corporation tax can be cut.

Chinese lanterns face ban in Norway

Chinese lanterns face ban in Norway

They’re a common sight across Norway on New Year’s Eve, but Tuesday could be the swansong for Chinese lanterns in the country, if the country’s bureaucrats get their way.

Most Norwegians oppose new private schools

Most Norwegians oppose new private schools

Norway’s government has said it would like to make it easier to open fee-paying private schools, but most Norwegians are against the idea, according to a new poll.