The Kingdom of Norway lies on the Scandinavian Peninsula and is not part of the European Union.
It shares a long eastern border with Sweden, but it is also bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east. Norway is one of the original states of Europe and the third-oldest European kingdom formed after the English and the French monarchies. This page collates DW's latest content related to Norway.
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No turning back. Britain finally triggers Brexit process to leave the European Union+++Turks in Germany start voting in a referendum to give president Edorgan more powers, but will social media offer the much help needed to boost the No campaign?+++Also in the show, we will get to know why Norway has being ranked the happiest place on earth.
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Norway is officially the happiest place on earth. That's according to the UN's annual happiness index which was just published. The country bumped fellow Scandinavians, the Danes, off the top spot from last year, although it was a close race. So what is it that makes Norway such a happy place to live? Inside Europe's own Norwegian, Lars Bevanger, tries to explain in this postcard.
Norway is the electric car capital of the world. Nearly 40 percent of all new cars sold in the Scandinavian country are now electric. And the country is not stopping there. The aim is to phase out fossil fuelled vehicles altogether by 2025. But can it be done? And how much does it matter if one of the world’s largest oil and gas producers get rid of petrol and diesel cars?