NATO Stoltenberg new job

Brussels 04.02.2022 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg,62, will become Norway’s next central bank governor, officials said Friday, February 4. NATO chief Stoltenberg named to head Norway central bank despite opposition https://t.co/zaya9y26bx pic.twitter.com/cP0ZEp5OB4 — Reuters (@Reuters) February 4, 2022 While Stoltenberg’s tenure at NATO ends later this year, Norway government announced his appointment at the central bank…

Norway expels Russian diplomat

Norway’s Foreign Ministry has expelled a Russian diplomat on accusations of spying for Russia, officials said. (Image above: illustration, Oslo) “We have today informed the Russian ambassador that one of his employees is unwanted in Norway and has been asked to leave the country. This is because the person in question has performed actions that…

EU-EEA discuss Green Deal

The members of the EEA Council discussed, via video conference, the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and the effect of COVID-19 on the internal market. Members of the #EEA Council will discuss tomorrow: 👉the functioning of EEA Agreement and the effect of #COVID19 on the internal market👉#EUGreenDeal As…

Norway government turmoil over jihad

Norway Progress Party announced it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of an alleged Islamic State member and her two children last week. “We don’t compromise with people who have voluntarily joined terror organisations,” party leader Siv Jensen told reporters in Oslo. “We don’t get enough of the Progress Party’s policies through,”…

Richard Johnson – NATO military artist

  “While training in Norway during NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, soldiers in the Alliance  may have glimpsed an unusual sight: , standing beside their formations with a sketch pad and pencil.”e “An illustrative journalist by trade, Johnson has sketched conflicts in  Afghanistan, Iraq, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and…

NATO extends Stoltenberg mandate

NATO Allies agreed on March 28, 2019 to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (60) by a further two years, until 30 September 2022. Congratulations to @jensstoltenberg on his extension as @NATO Secretary General. His exemplary leadership and the support from our Allies shows that together, we are #AlliedStrong and I look forward…

Sami ask for UN protection from Russian hunting club

Sami, an indigenous people living in the Murmansk region, in north of Russia, appealed to the United Nations (UN) with a complaint against the actions of the regional government. Representatives of the Sami community complained about the transfer of the pasture lands of the state farm in a long-term lease to the Belgorod Hunting Club (BEZRK). The…

Viking Sky passengers evacuation continues

“The ship dropped anchor or both anchors while disabled and drifting towards shore. Situation was very critical and absolutely unpredictable. If the crew failed to restart engines and stop drift, the ship could be pushed onto rocks, with hull breaches, water ingress and very high probability of sinking. Severe storm and high sea wouldn’t allow…

EFTA prepares for no-deal Brexit

The EFTA trade alliance is preparing the contingency plans in case Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on its future ties with Brussels, EFTA’s secretary general told a Swiss newspaper. "Solange sich Bern und Brüssel nicht auf ein #Rahmenabkommen einigen, ist der #EWR das einzige Modell für enge Nachbarschaftsbeziehungen mit der EU, das…

Norway joins EU measures against Russia over Crimea

In a declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, Federica Mogherini welcomed the decision of Montenegro, Albania, Norway, Ukraine and Georgia. The Council extends the existing restrictive measures until 23 June 2019. The Candidate…