Swedish paper slams Norway’s child welfare

Swedish paper slams Norway’s child welfare

Sweden's main newspaper has joined the criticism of Norway's Child Welfare Service, complaining that Swedish parents who have their children taken into care have no legal means to transfer the case to Sweden's authorities.

Norway to tap more oil fund as growth slows

Norway to tap more oil fund as growth slows

Norway’s right-wing government has decided to tap more of its gigantic oil fund this year, predicting that the ongoing slump in the oil industry will mean lower tax revenues and higher spending on unemployment benefit.

Hundreds hit by vomit bug on Norway cruise

Hundreds hit by vomit bug on Norway cruise

A luxury cruise of the Norwegian fjords had to head back the UK a day early after ‘hundreds’ of passengers were struck by severe vomiting and diarrhoea, the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper has reported.

‘You’re their handsome young stallion’

‘You’re their handsome young stallion’

Most Brits in Stavanger are in the oil business, so when Benjamin Ensall set up Naughtily Nice Butlers, a topless waitering service, he was a rarity. With a few drinks in them, he says, Norwegian women are as up for his ‘cheeky’ services as any in the UK.

Telenor anoints Asia head as new chief exec

Telenor anoints Asia head as new chief exec

Norway’s Telenor has appointed its Asia head Sigve Baksaas as its new chief executive, rejecting calls for it to put one of its several high-powered female executives in the role.