Norway (Norwegian: About this soundNorge (Bokmål) or About this soundNoreg (Nynorsk); Northern Sami: Norga; Lule Sami: Vuodna; Southern Sami: Nöörje), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway.[note 2] The sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island is a dependent territory and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to the Antarctic territories of Queen Maud Land and Peter I Island.

Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometres (148,729 sq mi)[15] and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018).[21] The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The maritime influence also dominates Norway’s climate with mild lowland temperatures on the sea coasts, whereas the interior, while colder, is also a lot milder than areas elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes. Even during polar night in the north, temperatures above freezing are commonplace on the coastline. The maritime influence brings high rainfall and snowfall to some areas of the country.

Harald V of the House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg has been prime minister since 2013 when she replaced Jens Stoltenberg. As a unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the parliament, the cabinet and the supreme court, as determined by the 1814 constitution. The kingdom was established in 872 as a merger of many petty kingdoms and has existed continuously for 1,148 years. From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark–Norway, and from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the First World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of Second World War.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with both the European Union and the United States. Norway is also a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area. In addition, the Norwegian languages share mutual intelligibility with Danish and Swedish.

Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals.[22] The Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, and fresh water. The petroleum industryaccounts for around a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).[23] On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East.[24][25]

The country has the fourth-highest per-capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists.[26] On the CIA‘s GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven.[27] It has the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion.[28] Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006;[29] it also has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking per 2018.[30] Norway ranked first on the World Happiness Report for 2017[31] and currently ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index.[32] Norway also has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.[33]

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Wed January 10th

INKISH.TV proudly presents: Per Arild Al...

Xerox is not only the producer of some of the most printing machines in the world but also a developer of software that can support your optimization of your processes in your printing company. One of the products under the FreeFlow umbrella is "Core" and at the annual meeting for Federation of Printers in Norway Per Arild Alfheim explained the value of automation. In a break, we got a chance to talk with Per Arild Alfheim about why printers need to invest in automation and workflow.

Tue January 2nd

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Marius Karls...

Marius Karlsen is a Concept Developer from the Norwegian company iNord. At the recent annual meeting for the members of the Federation of Printers in Norway, Marius Karlsen gave a great and very lively speech about the great tools offered by Google. Is Print Dead? A question asked these days by Pat McGrew from Keypoint Intelligence and Kevin Craine in their new podcast of the same name - however - Marius Karlsen said "You can use the platforms to sell the really sexy things - which is print" and when he handed over his business cards to the interested audience, this was letterpress printed business cards - all underscoring his statement. Take a listen to iNord's Marius Karlsen - quite clever and quite interesting guy.

Mon October 30th

INKISH.TV proudly presents: Tom Bjarte N...

Imagine that just 10 years ago, maybe Norway had 10, 12 maybe even 15 web-offset printing companies. Today the winner is Aalgard Offset - being the only web-offset printing company left. As Paul Bjarte Løyning explains - not the only one in the market, but the only one in the country. The company have invested a lot of money in new equipment and new premises. INKISH.TV visited the company in beautiful Stavager and here is our episode - great people, great company and whau....

Mon November 7th

INKISH.TV Proudly Presents: Annual Meeti...

A couple of months ago INKISH.TV was invited to Trondheim to participate in the annual meeting arranged by the Norwegian Federation of Printers. The event was a three day event, combining professional and social activities. Speakers from all over Norway came and made the days extremely interesting. On the second day we were also invited to see a great packaging printer 'Eskefabrikken' which was a stunning experience. The speakers were well prepared and we believe that the leaders of the industry took inspiration with them, back home.

Mon October 31st

INKISH.TV Proudly Presents: Sign & P...

Sign & Print is the leading exhibition for the printing industry in Scandinavia - and though these exhibitions are small compared to DRUPA, GraphExpo and other international exhibitions, these exhibitions can do things, that the large ones can't. The Sign & Print exhibition in Oslo has been recognised by both visitors and exhibitors, by it's high quality of visitors, exhibitors, service around the show. The Exhibition also has a range of speakers teaching the visitors everything from InDesign to sharing success stories in the market. INKISH.TV enjoyed the Sign & Print show in Oslo - nice people, warm atmosphere and a great potential for all participants.

Fri October 7th

Marketing Workshop with Nils Petter Nord...

INKISH.TV made an interview with Nils Petter Nordskar at the annual meeting in Trondheim in September - an interesting interview, claiming that the printing industry have a great potential selling more.. The Norwegian Federation of Printers is now inviting their members for a two day seminar. We have made a small teaser for the event. Enjoy and click link below to get more to know! https://www.norskindustri.no/Bransjer/Grafisk/AKTUELLE-SAKER/lag-din-egen-markedsforingsplan/

Sat September 24th

INKISH.TV proudly presents: Nils Petter ...

Nils Petter Nordskar gave a brilliant presentation at the annual meeting in Trondheim, Norway for the federation of Norwegian printers. He spoke clearly about how to get results and most important that the printing industry has a HUGE undiscovered potential.

Tue September 6th

Federation of Printers in Norway give aw...

Seeding your own market for future clients, is unlikely a great investment. The Federation of Printers in Norway have started a huge give away to more than 100.000 children in Norwegian kindergartens. Please enjoy!

Wed August 31st

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Magnus Thork...

Magnus Thorkildsen is CEO for Grafisk Bransjeforening - or federation of printers in Norway - and with this great interview INKISH kind of conclude our Nordic tour, where we have asked the same questions to the CEO's of the federations in Denmark. Sweden, Finland and now Norway.

Wed August 24th

INKISH.TV Proudly presents: CEO Håvard G...

INKISH.TV met with CEO Håvard Grjotheim from 07 Media in Oslo a couple of months ago - and that was an interesting. 07 Media is one of the largest printers in Norway - or to be more precise, 07 Media is not only a printer, but produces a lot of different products and services. Hårvard Grjotheim is not only a charismatic leader since 07, but he is also having a great international experience, since he among other things have been president for Intergraph.

Tue July 19th

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Media Monito...

Keeping track on investments, mergers and acquisitions, jobs and KPI's is important for most of todays modern managers in the printing industry, and in Norway the industry gets this information served by Kjetil Fless and his Media Monitor. Please welcome Kjetil Fless and our first episode from Norway.