Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg. NTB Scanpix/Vegard Wivestad Groett/ via REUTERS Norway's PM, Erna Solberg, can't see why Britain wants a soft Brexit. Her country is a member of the European Economic Area but not the EU. Norway has to comply with European laws but has no say in EU policy. Norwegian model' of cooperation with the EU. Norway isn't a member of the EU but, rather, is a member of the European Economic Area. This means Norway has to comply with the four freedoms of movement within the EU: people, goods, services and capital. It must also implement all EU laws — however it must do so without having any say in them. Norwegians have no MEPs nor any European Commissioners. At most, they can try to exert influence over decisions through diplomatic channels in Brussels. "Why would you leave the EU to accept that ?" Erna Solberg, leader of Høyre (the Conservative Party) said, speaking to Politico. Advertisement Solberg and her party want closer … [Read more...] about Norway’s Prime Minister doesn’t understand why the UK would want ‘the Norwegian model’ post-Brexit
THE mass murderer committed the worst atrocity in Norway since World War Two and his deeds still haunt the nation. Here's what we know about Anders Behring Breivik, whose horrifying attacks are the subject of two new films. Who is Anders Behring Breivik? Anders Behring Breivik was born on February 13, 1979 in Oslo, Norway. He was a rebellious teen who struggled with mental health issues in his early years after his parents divorced. In July 2011 he killed 77 people in a terror attack in Oslo. The next year he was convicted of mass murder and terrorism in 2012 and sentenced to 21 years in jail. If at the time of his release he is still deemed a danger to society, Breivik could be handed more jail time. He describes himself as a traditional neo-Nazi who prays to the Viking god Odin. The murderer has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen while in prison. What were the 2011 Norway attacks? Breivik claims he spent nine years planning the terror attacks on July 22, 2011. He … [Read more...] about Who is Anders Behring Breivik? Mass murderer who carried out the 2011 Norway attacks in Oslo and Utoya
A NEW film 22 July, which is based on the 2011 Norway terror attacks, just premiered on Netflix. It was created by English writer and director Paul Greengrass and deals with the same subject as Norwegian drama Utøya-July 22, also released in October 2018. What happened on 22 July in Oslo and Utoya during the 2011 Norway attacks? In the space of a few hours 77 people - including 55 teenagers – were killed by Anders Behring Breivik. The right-wing extremist’s murderous rampage began when he set off a bomb in an area central Oslo that’s home to government offices at 3.26pm. Windows of the prime minister's offices were blown out and the explosion also damaged the finance and oil ministries. The bomb contained an estimated 2,090lbs of explosives made of fertiliser and killed eight people with dozens injured. Dressed as a police officer, Breivik then drove to a ferry and asked to be taken to the island of Utøya, located 25 miles away in a fjord at just before … [Read more...] about What happened on 22 July in Oslo and Utoya during the 2011 Norway attacks and where is Anders Breivik now?
James Bartholomew Follow 7 December 2018 • 5:34pm Do you think that Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement will be passed in the House of Commons on Tuesday? If so, a money-making opportunity has just opened up for you. The latest odds against this happening have lengthened to a tempting seven to one against. Given that Members of Parliament are among those who bet on such things, we can be extremely confident that the bill will not pass. And that is why lots of people are thinking about what will happen next. One idea that is being talked up is the Norway option. Might that appeal? It comes in several varieties starting with “Pure Norway” followed by “Norway Plus”; “Norway for Now”; “Norway to Canada” and, for those who really love it, “Norway... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time … [Read more...] about Pure Norway, Norway Plus or Norway for Now… are any of them really the answer to our Brexit conundrum?
Bad weather conditions in Arctic Norway forced police to suspend the search for four missing tourists suspected of being swept away by an avalanche. Authorities said the increasing risk posed by the avalanche has made the conditions dangerous for rescue crews and that they were unable to launch a helicopter search due to deteriorating weather conditions. "We are ready to carry out flight searches if the weather is easier," said Morten Pettersen, Chief of Police in Troms Police District in a statement on Thursday. Three Finns and a Swede all in their thirties, who were skiing near Tamokdalen in the northern region of Troms, were reported missing to police on Wednesday around 4 pm CET. Ski tracks were spotted by police going into the avalanche, but not coming out the other side. "Police assume that the four may have been taken by landslides," said Troms police. The adverse weather conditions hindered Thursday's rescue mission with police unable to fly over the area in a … [Read more...] about Police in Norway suspend search for 4 tourists who went missing after avalanche