Lessons in the "oslo" Category

Norway’s Prime Minister goes undercover as a taxi driver

Recently, Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg worked secretly as a taxi driver in central Oslo for an afternoon in a bid to woo voters in his country’s upcoming general election. Dressed in a taxi driver uniform and sunglasses the Norwegian Prime Minister drove around the streets of the Norwegian capital for several hours.

Mr Stoltenberg said he wanted to hear what Norwegian’s really felt about their politicians and what they wanted for their country. He added, “If there is one place where people say what they really mean about most things, it is in a taxi. Right from the gut”.

Category: Norway / Prime Minister / Taxi driving

Norway Tragedy

Norway this weekend was recovering from what has been described as its greatest tragedy since World War II. The tragedy started on Friday 22 July when a massive bomb detonated in the centre of the capital Oslo shattering buildings all around. Then about two hours later a lone gunman went on the rampage on an island about 60km from the capital killing 85 students who were attending a youth summer camp, for youths aged 14-21, run by the ruling Labour party.

So far 93 people have been killed in the attacks. Another 96 have been injured and some are still missing. The tragedy has rocked the nation and the world. A lone Norwegian gunman has admitted he did it. The question is why?

On Sunday Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told mourners at a memorial service at the city’s Lutheran cathedral in Oslo that since the attacks the last two days felt like an eternity. Norway’s King Harald V and his wife were also there laying single white flowers as they entered the cathedral.

Category: Norway / Oslo / Youth Camp