Norway in Brief in World Media

Daily Star – Thousands of Norwegians to sing song Breivik hates

Thousands of Norwegians were to gather in Oslo on Thursday to protest against mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a folk song he hates and which he considers a Marxist indoctrination method.

Fox Business – Norway Increase Oil Sector CO2 Emissions Tax By NOK200 Per Ton

Norway will increase its carbon dioxide emissions tax by NOK200 ($35) per metric ton for the petroleum sector, said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday, when presenting the centre-left coalition government’s white paper on climate change.

Wall Street Journal – Norway’s Statoil Makes First Foray Into Oil-rich Ghana 

Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil ASA (STO) Wednesday made its first foray into oil-rich Ghana by farming into a deepwater license operated by Hess Corp. (HES). 

Oman Tribune –  Singapore bars ‘bankrupt’ politician’s visit to Norway

Singapore opposition party leader on Wednesday denounced the government for rejecting his application to leave the country to address a human rights forum in Norway.

Upstreamonline – PSA: ‘Norway winning in risk game’

Work to improve Norway’s offshore safety record has yielded results, with a reduction in hydrocarbon leaks and well control incidents last year, according to the country’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).

The Sofia Echo – Prevent violent extremism by being better at identifying people at risk of radicalisation 

Sadly 77 people in Norway and another two in Germany were killed in 2011 by ‘lone actors’. Looking ahead, lone actors will continue to pose a threat, whether inspired by political or religious extremism. Organised underground groups also have the capability and intention to carry out attacks…

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