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Norway Court Upholds Ban on Tobacco Displays in Stores

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Category: Food & Beverage

Norway, which has had a ban on cigarette and alcohol advertising since 1975, in 2010 banned even the display of tobacco products at their point of sale. Shops must keep cigarettes in unmarked cabinets or special vending machines with no visible logos. Customers wishing to buy tobacco must actively ask merchants for it.

Source: The Washington Post

Published: December 19, 2018


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Norway Rejects Oil Industry Pleas to Halt Pay Boom

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Category: Energy

A government-appointed commission on oilrigs and drilling concluded last month Norway must cut labor costs and ease regulations to ensure petroleum isn’t left in the ground. “As a country and as a sector, we should never compete on security, health and environmental standards, or hourly wages for personnel,” Norway Oil Minister Ola Borten Moe, 36, […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: December 19, 2018


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New NASA Satellite Contract for Kongsberg Satellite Services

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Category: AmCham News

KSAT will be using the company’s ground stations in Svalbard Norway  and in Antarctica to provide services both to the NASA satellites JPSS  and NPP as well as to the Japanese satellite GCOM-W1. The Ground  Stations will be operated from KSAT’s main office in Tromsø. The contract is for 5 years of operation. The contract […]

Source: Nortrade

Published: December 19, 2018


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Changes in Norwegian Government

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Category: Government

In Friday’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Hadia Tajik, Member of Parliament, as Minister of Culture. At the same time Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm has been honourably discharged from her office. The Government represents the Labour Party (Lab.), the Socialist Left Party (Soc.) and the Centre Party (Cent.).

Source: Prime Ministers Office

Published: December 19, 2018


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Norwegians Believe Erna Solberg will be Norway’s Next Prime Minister

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Category: Government

The measurement was made by TNS Gallup for TV 2 with personal telephone interviews of 963 eligible voters. According  to the survey, 66 percent of the respondents think Erna Solberg becomes  prime minister after the general election in 2013, while only 30.9  percent believe Jens Stoltenberg (Labour). At the same time a  majority of Labor […]

Source: NorTrade

Published: October 9, 2012


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