Conservative leader Erna Solberg forms a minority government with the Progress party with parliament backing from the Liberals and Christian Democrats based on an agreement not to open for controversial Arctic oil drilling.
In his inauguration speech today, Dmitrii Medvedev highlighted that peoples freedom, the rule of law, economic prospering and the development of civil society will be main keywords for his presidential rule.
More than 20 contributions were submitted in a competition on the new official hymn of Murmansk Oblast. The winning contribution is named Be Proud, Murmansk Oblast!, and is composed by a civil servant in the regional administration.
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre will in todays meeting with Russias Sergey Lavrov propose the establishment of special cross-border travel permissions for the people living in the Norwegian-Russian borderlands.