Archiv: Norway


20.05.2020 - 16:49 [ The Barents Observer ]

Norwegian and Swedish fighter jets in joint training with US B-1 bombers

This is the first time that American strategic long-range bombers are exercising in Swedish airspace, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Norway’s Defense command says Wednesday’s exercise is “one of the largest of its kind, and several allied and partners trained along with the US B-1.”

07.04.2020 - 09:13 [ Norway Post ]

The Corona epidemic is under control

The government’s goal was for each infected person to infect a maximum of one other person.

– Now new figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health show that every Corona infection in Norway is likely to infect an average of 0.7 other people. This means that we have got the Corona epidemic under control, says Høie.

01.04.2020 - 16:11 [ Fortune.com ]

Bill Gates Is Helping to Launch a Global Coalition to ‘Outsmart Epidemics’

(19. Januar 2017)

A new coalition to prevent epidemics was launched Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with the aim of creating vaccines and other measures to preclude the spread of infectious disease.

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), backed by the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will commit an initial $460 million to “outsmart epidemics,” the coalition said in a statement.

01.04.2020 - 09:21 [ Kopenhagen Post ]

Denmark wary of foreign powers during pandemic

In co-operation with other Nordic intelligence services, the defence minister, Trine Bramsen, has warned that foreign powers are willing to use to the coronavirus crisis to cause damage to Denmark.

In an interview with Jyllands-Posten newspaper, Bramsen said that the pandemic makes Denmark more vulnerable, and there are already examples of negative-impact campaigns being aimed at the Danes.

09.03.2020 - 02:20 [ The Barents Observer ]

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

A ‘veto’ against the railway by the Sami herders could be the final nail in the coffin for the project. It is unlikely that the Governments of Finland and Norway would invite for a new big conflict with the indigenous peoples up north.

26.12.2019 - 10:38 [ theTrumpet.com ]

The Persian Gulf Is About to Become Dangerously Crowded

(12.12.2019)

France and Qatar signed an agreement allowing France to deploy and station military forces within Qatar.

The Netherlands said on November 25 that it would join Denmark and France in the European naval mission, reported the NLTimes. The Netherlands said it would deploy a navy ship to the Persian Gulf for six months but said it would play an “observing” role. Belgium, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden are also expected to join the European coalition, the Tehran Times reported.

30.05.2019 - 15:44 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Venezuela Talks in Oslo End without a Deal

Norway’s Foreign Ministry urged the two sides to show “discretion” in comments after the talks, so as not to damage any further process that may happen. The US-backed opposition was quick to start issuing statements, however.

09.02.2019 - 02:52 [ Government Offices of Iceland ]

Agreement reached on citizens‘ rights in case of a no-deal Brexit

An agreement on citizens‘ rights has been reached between the EEA EFTA States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the United Kingdom should the UK leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

17.01.2019 - 02:48 [ U.S.News ]

Norway PM Solberg Succeeds in Forming Majority Government Platform: TV2

Norway’s minority center-right government has struck a deal with the small Christian Democratic Party to form a four-party majority coalition government after weeks of negotiations, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

02.12.2018 - 21:04 [ Second Line of Defense ]

A Building Block in Enhanced European Defense Capabilities: The German-Norwegian Common Submarine Build

The submarines Norway and Germany will procure ensures a submarine service for the future. Norway has an evolutionary approach to new submarines, and will base the procurement on an existing submarine design. This way we avoid an extensive development project with the risks and costs this would involve. In addition, together with Germany, we will get a larger scale in the production” said Ine Eriksen Søreide.

14.06.2018 - 15:29 [ TASS ]

Russian embassy comments on growing US military presence in Norway

„Such actions run counter to the decision Norway made in 1949 not to allow foreign states to set up military bases on the country’s territory until Norway was under attack or threat of attack.“ Such steps indicate that Norway is not predictable enough, they may lead to rising tensions and trigger an arms race, destabilizing the situation in northern Europe,“ the Russian embassy said, adding that „we consider them to be clearly unfriendly so they cannot go without consequences.“